A Call to Pray {Exciting Adventures Ahead}

By | This and That | 8 Comments

Ladies, it is time to hit our knees. HelloMornings has hit a crossroads and, as I mentioned back in March, we are in need of a new pair of jeans as we have outgrown our current duds. The exciting news is, after months of praying and shopping, We’ve found the perfect pair of glorious blue denim. A new registration site is coming! We will be building a new registration site! Technically, Ted at Contemplate Design will be building it, and we couldn’t be more excited. Here are just a few of the advantages this new site will afford us. Greater…

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Hiding Ephesians 1 in My Heart

By | God | 6 Comments

I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. . . . No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified – Chuck Swindoll (Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994], p. 61) I’ve been a reluctant Scripture-memorizer. For years I’ve know of the said benefits…

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Being OK with where you are

By | Motivation | One Comment

My dear friend Stacey is launching her first solo writing project and I am so proud of her! This book is a great encouragement for anyone with dashed hopes and not-yet dreams. (Isn’t that all of us?!) You can grab Being OK with Where You Are on Amazon and for every copy sold today and tomorrow, Stacey is donating $1 to Freeset Global, an incredible organization helping to set women free from the cycle of sexual exploitation. She is also hosting a giveaway on her blog today, which includes a handmade Freeset bag. I believe in the heart of this book…

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I Need This! {HelloPlanning Resource for 99¢}

By | Plan | 3 Comments

I’m sending out a quick note to let you all know about a great deal starting NOW. My friend Stephanie has written a great resource on meal planning, and it is on sale this week. Now through Monday, Sept.9, Plan It, Don’t Panic: Everything You Need to Successfully Create and Use a Meal Plan is just 99¢ on Amazon (for Kindle readers). Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can get Kindle reader app on just about any computer and mobile device. (Learn more here.) Also, all links in the post are affiliate links for the HelloMornings challenge. Any purchase…

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Getting to Know Paul

By | Glorious Grace, God | 6 Comments

“Paul. If there ever was a passionate, sold-out, follower of Jesus, it was Paul.” — Glorious Grace  This week we studied Paul, his conversion, and his purpose in writing Ephesians. His is a powerful story of God’s intervening grace and incredible redemption of even the greatest of evils. ‘); // ]]>

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Praying for Diane

By | Motivation | 30 Comments

One of our dear HelloMornings leaders is very, very ill. Diane is in surgery this evening and has fought an long, hard physical battle these last few months. Ladies, will you commit to praying for Diane during your HelloMornings time this week? We don’t need all the details, as the Lord knows exactly what she needs. I have created an image as a reminder to ask the Lord to bring healing as He wills, and for His glory to be displayed in these difficult days. You can post this as your Facebook image, or on your blog. Wherever it will help…

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Why we choose to say hello to an early morning.

By | Motivation | 24 Comments

Well, it’s here. Day 1 of 91. Day 1 of many days to come of making the hard choice. The choice to go to bed a little bit earlier so the morning alarm is not quite so, well, alarming. The choice to heed said alarm and get vertical. The choice to ignore the urgent tasks and opt for the necessary portion. The choice to honor our God, through saying “hello” to our early mornings. All because we want to hear of His love  . . . Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know…

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Glorious Grace Fridays!

By | Glorious Grace, God | 9 Comments

Every Friday this fall we will be hosting a Glorious Grace link-up. This will be the place for you to share your posts, Instagram photos, or anything else with a URL to share what you are learning through this 13-week study of Ephesians. Alternately, you can also leave a comment to share what you are learning or ask a question about the passage. So get your posts ready, and we’ll see you back here each Friday throughout the HelloMornings fall challenge. (You do not have to be a part of the HelloMornings challenge to join in the Bible study with…

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A Reality Check for Those on the HelloMornings Fence

By | Motivation | 2 Comments

Reality is, none of us can do this early-morning thing. Not one of us is disciplined enough, strong enough, or spiritual enough to get up and make the most of our mornings every day. We are all in need of help and lots of it. Change does not come solely through our efforts. Our only hope for change comes from God, by His Spirit, and through His Word and His people! That’s where HelloMornings comes in. We want to come alongside of you and point you to your need for Jesus and time in the Bible. We also want to help you experience…

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A HelloMornings Photo Challenge

By | Motivation | 15 Comments

Wow! Registration is in full swing and groups are filling up. If you have your eye on a group be sure to grab a spot while you can. Don’t forget the Help Desk if you run into any problems. Today’s post is from Melissa Langford, who is an AC and on our community team. She’s cooked up a super-fun challenge for us to help prepare for the HelloMornings Challenge. Do you ever have trouble squeezing all you want to say about #hellomornings into 140 characters on Twitter? Problem solved! A picture is worth a thousand words. A fun new “beta”…

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