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Weekend Coffee Break {January 5th}

Blog posts, podcasts, books, videos and other great resources for your weekend reading. @mferrell

To Read:

On Being a Christian Woman in the Year of Our Lord, 2018 – @Hope and Stay

“If women are breaking down doors in order to use their gifts in the church, the solution cannot only be to teach men to open the doors. I agree that that is part of it. … But there’s another side to it: we must teach the women to act like Christian women, not doorbusters. We must teach them that the Christian life is not one of getting our way or forcing our plans or barging in—it’s one of dying daily, humble waiting, prayerful dependence, and unseen service where our right hand is ignorant of our left.”

How to Read Through the Bible in a Year with Kids – @American Bible Society News

“While Scripture reading is an important part of my daily rhythm and preparation to lead others in engaging the Bible, as a parent of two sons I’ve thought often about ways to seek out and implement opportunities to read the Bible with my kids. As our oldest son, Carter, turned 10 this year, I saw this as a significant year of his life—a rite of passage, moving from a kid to being a young man.”

The 2018 Christian Reading Challenge – @Challies

“Whether you are a light reader or completely obsessed, this 2018 Christian Reading Challenge is designed to help you read more and to broaden the scope of your reading.”

Bible Reading Plans for 2018 – @Ligonier (side note – many of my readers in the Thankful Homemaker Facebook group picked the 5 Day Bible Reading Plan shared in the article)

“For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from. Maybe in 2018, you will read more of the Bible each day. Perhaps you’ll slow down your reading and instead spend more time considering what you read. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a reading plan, you should find it below:”

2018 Christian Reading Challenge for Women – @Young Wife’s Guide

“We wanted to make this year’s reading challenge even more accessible. So we changed up some of the categories, and all books in the challenge are brand new to this year – no repeats!”

To Listen:

5 Reasons Resolutions Fail – @Michael Hyatt

Finding Margin – @Family Life Today

Simple Menu Planning Tips – @Thankful Homemaker

For Your Bookshelf:

Hello Mornings: How to a Build Grace-Filled, LifeGiving Morning Routine by Kat Lee

Refresh: Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands by Shona & David Murray

To Watch:

Paul Washer’s Phone Call – You’ll love this one 🙂

Tim Hawkins on Cracker Barrel

To Make:

Family Favorite Chocolate Pie from Thankful Homemaker Pinterest



To Ponder:

“The little world within us, like the great world without, is full of confusion and strife; but when Jesus enters it and whispers “Peace be unto you,” there is a calm, yea, a rapture of bliss.”

~C.H. Spurgeon


Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,

   for in you I trust.

Make me know the way I should go,

   for to you I lift up my soul.

~ Psalm 143:8