I Did Not Speak Out

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I Did Not Speak Out - So who will speak out for me? Looking out for each other's personal liberties at ThePelsers.com

Over the weekend, we took our boys to visit Josh’s grandmother.  She’s been living alone in the community where they established their home decades ago, but she’s had no family in town since her boys moved away to start their own families. Since moving back to California, we’re the closest family members and we live an hour away. She’s growing older and has decided that it is time to move into a retirement type community closer to one of her boys. This was our {Read More}

What Does God Want Me To Do: Resources to Help

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Who am I? What Does God Want Me To Do? Some favorite resources for answering these questions.

When I was young, I was always talking about what I wanted to be when I grew up. As I began to mature in my faith, the question changed. What does God want me to do with my life? I’ve always had a desire to teach. As I finished high school and went into college, God directed that desire towards teaching his Word. I got my BA in Bible and went on to get my MA in Old Testament Studies. I {Read More}

Waiting for God: Learning to Wait Only Upon Him

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Are you waiting for God? He never disappoints. Read more at thepelsers.com about how to handle the waiting in Wait Only Upon God.

I’ve spent a lot of time over the years waiting for God. Infertility. Jobs. Moving. Depression. I’ve done a lot of waiting, but I’ve learned that it’s a lot better to be waiting for God than to be running ahead of him. It’s so much better to be in His timing than my own. I’ve tried to rush things on my own and it never works out. So, what do you do while you’re waiting for God? Pray. Read the Bible. {Read More}

Reading the Whole Bible: 5 Decisions for Success

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I’m reading the through the Bible in 100 days. Yes, 100 days. I’ve never read through the Bible that quickly. Oh, I tried once to read from cover to cover in 90 days. I failed. I’m not sure I even made it out of Genesis. I’ve avoided a reading plan that like ever since. But this time? I’m over half-way through Exodus, so I consider this time through much more successful already! What’s the difference this time around? I knew I {Read More}

Finding Real Refreshment in God’s Living Water

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Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of the Refreshed Mom’s team. The culmination of a year of networking, encouraging fellow moms, and sharing Apologia‘s vision of refreshing moms was the Real Refreshment Retreat. This year, the retreats were located in Atlanta and Baltimore. I attended my first Real Refreshment Retreat two years ago in Atlanta and this year was all the more amazing. I almost didn’t get to go. Josiah wasn’t sleeping well and {Read More}