For a woman's heart ~ Real Women. Boundless Grace. Embracing Who God Made You To Be
The Proverbs 31 woman is often held up as a role model for Christian women. But reality might often look more like a burnt casserole, sending our kids out the door with nothing but a granola bar in their bellies, or choosing an episode of Army Wives over sewing that patch on the Boy Scout uniform. Together, we'll explore how all Christian women aren't cardboard cutouts. We're real women with inconsistencies and struggles. And that's okay. God knew we'd never measure up to the righteous woman of Proverbs 31. And that's why he gave us something stronger to cling to. Something more real, more boundless. That's right...grace!
For a mother's heart ~ Grasping Grace: Freedom In Parenting Beneath the Gospel
As a mom of two very active boys, there is not much that surprises me anymore. Do-it-yourself beach pail urinals? Seen it. Race car legos speeding down a heating vent? Yup, been there. Nerf gun bullets in the eye, brother in a headlock, screaming toddler in the grocery store...you get the picture. And all around us, the world (and sometimes even the church) is telling us mothers that our most important job is to raise "good" kids. Happy kids. Well-rounded kids. But if we look at what the Bible tells us, our primary responsibility is not to produce awesome kids (though who wouldn't want that?!), it is to lead them to God's throne of grace each and every day. Let's explore what parenting beneath the freedom of the gospel looks like.
For a believer’s heart ~ Self-forgetfulness: Forgetting Oneself in a World of Selfies
As women, we long for approval. We want to feel beautiful. To be pursued. We want approval from our husbands, our children, our co-workers, and friends. We sometimes draw attention to ourselves hoping others will affirm us. But what are we trying to attain? In this talk, we'll look at how true freedom is found not in our accomplishments, but in forgetting about ourselves altogether.