Rank #1: Is It Really Well With Your Soul?
The hymn, "It Is Well With My Soul" was first published almost 150 years ago. Those words are often sung in church or hung on the walls in our homes ... but if we were really honest with ourselves, could we say they're absolutely true?
Rank #2: What Do We Do With Expectations?
Have you had a recent disagreement in a relationship, which you can't quite find the cause of? It might be because of your expectations! One of the quickest ways to frustrate and fracture a relationship is to try and hold someone accountable for expectations that are either unrealistic or uncommunicated.
Rank #3: 3 Things You Need to Know Before You Give Up
Have you ever set out to do something you knew you were supposed to do, only to find it wasn't as easy as you thought it would be? Perhaps you think you're not good enough, or that there's no room for you because there's someone else already doing what you feel led to do.
Rank #4: The Birthplace of Disappointment
If you were to have a conversation with a friend right now, would you be able to say that everything in your life has turned out the way you expected it would? Probably not. Life happens, and even though your expectations might have been realistic, your reality lends you to wonder...
Rank #5: Obedient No Matter the Cost
What kind of woman is God calling you to be today? A woman everyone likes, or a woman who is obedient no matter the cost, and humble no matter what others may think?
Rank #6: Misplaced Affections
When you read about Solomon's life in 1 Kings 3:3 it says, "Solomon showed his love for the Lord by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places."
Rank #7: How to Make Room for Your Calling
Whether you are a student, a wife, a mother or a caretaker of aging parents, we all want to fulfill that special calling God has placed on our lives. But how do you do that in the midst of running errands, caring for your loved ones and fulfilling the role your current season requires?
Rank #8: Finding Worship in Your Everyday
When you look for examples of worship in the Bible, you'll find everything from songs sung in corporate worship to deep prayers uttered in the midst of hard circumstances. Today, most of us relate worship to attending church and singing songs together. But what if worship is something we can do every day in the seemingly insignificant moments of life?
Rank #9: How to Have a Great Bible Study in 4 Simple Steps
Have you ever sat down and opened your Bible, only to find you don't really know where to start? Perhaps you read a chapter and then just move on, not knowing what would come next in actually studying the passage? Or, maybe there are passages in the Bible that are confusing, so you just keep go back to the same familiar ones?
Rank #10: The Danger of Making Ministry All About Me
When you see the word "ministry," it's easy to think about people or organizations making big moves for God - feeding hungry children, rescuing those in slavery or speaking in front of thousands of people. But what's so easy to overlook are life's greatest ministry opportunities packaged in everyday moments.
Rank #11: Perfection Is My Enemy
Have you ever been so tangled up in making things perfect that you just want to give up? Maybe you think to yourself, It's not going to turn out right, so I'd rather not waste my time on it, or Someone else already does it better than I'll ever be able do it.
Rank #12: I'm Not Anxious, I'm C.A.L.M.
In Philippians 4:6, Paul writes, "Do not be anxious about anything..." But in today's world, it's hard to hold true to that promise in God's Word. We see violence, sickness, betrayal and evil in the world ... every day, multiple times a day. So how can we "not be anxious about anything"?
Rank #13: I'm Not Qualified to be a Proverbs 31 Woman
Have you ever read about the woman described in Proverbs 31:10-31 and thought to yourself, I will never live up to those standards? At Proverbs 31 Ministries, we have those same thoughts!
Rank #14: Six Practical Steps to Forgive
In the very first episode of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, Lysa TerKeurst shared that when seasons change, it means it's time to let something go. The thing we most often need to let go of is unforgiveness.
Rank #15: There's Always a Meanwhile
Whether you've been hurt before, or you've inadvertently hurt someone else, this teaching on forgiveness will change the way you see yourself and others. After you listen to episode one of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast, you'll learn that in order for the Lord to take you to a new season, you have to let go of unforgiveness.
Rank #16: Introducing The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast
Biblical truth for any girl in any season. Because we all need to know the Truth and live the Truth.
Rank #17: How to Keep Showing Up for Your Marriage
Social media and television make it incredibly easy to compare our behind-the-scenes to someone else's highlight reel... especially in our marriages. We turn on the TV, and then we're turned off because it seems everyone else has a happier, more exciting and more romantic marriage than we do.
Rank #18: 3 Ways to Raise God-Following Adults
Do you ever wonder if all the things you do for your children is even making an impact? If the wisdom we try to impart actually sticks or if we're really cut out for this "mothering" job after all? Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." As parents, this Scripture sounds promising, but being in the "thick of it" is tough!
Rank #19: True Wisdom Starts with Knowing Jesus
If you were to walk through your home and make a stack of all the "advice" books you own, there's a good chance that stack would be pretty tall! There is a book available for every subject you could ever need: time management, pregnancy, parenting, relationships, dieting, exercising, overcoming anxiety... the list goes on! But where do you find real wisdom for living?
Rank #20: Paintings and People
How do we embrace what seems so glaringly imperfect in the process of becoming more like Jesus? In Lysa TerKeurst's new book, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, she says "Anytime we feel not good enough we deny the powerful truth that we are a glorious work of God in progress."