No One Mentioned Boring Quiet Times

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    “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr In this introductory post, my goal is to introduce you to several ways to overcome the monotony of Quiet Time. Admitting that you are bored while reading the Bible is practically considered, by some, a sin. My name is Shelley (Hi Shelley) and …


Spiritual Fruitfulness: Stop Hiding

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  “Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;” John Keats   October is the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” on our farm. This year marks my 36th September as my beloved Farmer’s wife and allows me to look at the topic of fruitfulness with at least a bit of authority. Each fall I look …

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Spiritual Fruitfulness: Get Your Hands Dirty

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  Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’  and sitting in the shade. — Rudyard Kipling   I know a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, who was an avid gardener…in her head.  Every spring we receive seed catalogs from Gurneys, and this little person poured over them during the relentlessly gray months of a Nebraska spring and …

Spiritual Fruitfulness: Pruning for Health

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  We reap what we sow. Choose what you nourish carefully.      Anonymous     Agriculture is a business. And with any business, there are a variety of insurance policies to choose from to ensure the farmer gets some return from his crop in case of a catastrophic event. I wish we would have applied some sort of “insurance” to an …

4 Ways to Spend T-I-M-E with Your Daughter

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For many of us, the change in the seasons signals a new beginning of sorts, a new season of spending time with our daughters. The changing leaves, school schedules, and new grade levels for our girls remind us that they are growing up so quickly, and we have so many things to share with them before they are gone. But …

3 Ways to Simplify Your Quiet Time

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  The often-used term Quiet Time has long been used by Christians to describe a specific time set aside to read the Bible and commune with God. For most of us, the literal term Quiet Time is a misnomer because these precious moments of silence are scarce. When I mention what I do, which is to create Bible studies for …

Ideas for One-On-One Time

Ideas for One-On-One Time with Your Daughter

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Let me love you a little longer before you’re not little anymore… January makes me reflective. I distinctly remember glancing at my then twelve-year-old girl’s face and, I caught a fleeting glimpse of who she would be when grown into a woman.  That was 20 plus years ago, but this memory of the-future-her is etched into my mind. It was …

Spiritual Fruitfulness: Two Things Necessary

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And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming!  Galatians 6:9 TPT   For over three and a half decades, I have been observing our Nebraskan fields and yields, and I’ve noted some remarkable parallels between the physical and spiritual crops and the conditions …

A Rose Opens – Chapter 1

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Welcome to the first chapter of your Beautiful Girlhood study called B’twixt & B’tween. B’twixt and B’tween Blog is simply something I am giving Moms going through the Beautiful Girlhood study and The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood. It is not a substitution for The Companion Guide, only additional information for you Mom! As you glance over the first chapters …