Common Interests

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Just last week my daughter Laura posted a picture of her newly pruned grapevines on Facebook to ask me if she had pruned her year-old grapevines correctly. Laura and her family live in Dallas, Texas, nearly 600 miles away from our farm in Nebraska, so now we do our garden discussions via cell phone and the internet.  Laura always had …

Staying Acquainted with Your Daughter

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    Change happens. Whether we like it or not, our little girl is growing up! In our Beautiful Girlhood/ The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood, you can examine the different facets of transition your daughter is facing. She is experiencing so many changes in her body, in her thinking, and even in her feelings.  (You can find out so …

Four Tools to Bond With Your Daughter

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For many of you, a change in season signals a new beginning of sorts. Many of us are yearning for a change in the way we interact with our daughter, a change in negative patterns we have established and are perhaps passing down.  It is a new season of spending time with your daughters. If we were to put a …

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#3 Cross-references)

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr  #3 Collect Cross References Some Bibles have a cross-reference within the margins or as footnotes. The goal of cross-referencing is to shine more light upon the Author’s intent by referring to other verses. I still love to use my first bible – an  NIV Ryrie Study …

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#2 Inquire)

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr   #2 Inquire In-quire is an adjective that describes the act of being curious, inquiring, or inquisitive. What happens if we are by nature not inquisitive? Well friend, we just might miss something the Lord has for us. How do we nurture our curiosity?  First, …

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#1 Investigate )

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr   The first way to cultivate curiosity and beat boredom during your Quiet Time is to investigate. To in-vest-ti-gate means to carry out research or study to discover facts or information.  In other words, use some techniques to get curious about what we are reading …

No One Ever Told Me Quiet Time Can Be Boring

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    “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr Admitting that you are bored while reading the Bible is practically considered a sin. My name is Shelley (Hi Shelley) and I have a confession to make. Sometimes, when I read the Bible, I get bored. Recently, my church has been traveling through …

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#4 Personalize )

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr   #4 Personalize The final way to beat boredom and cultivate curiosity for your Quiet Time is to personalize the Word by choosing a verse that stands out to you.  Often, when time is spent in a passage, there will be a verse that leaps …

3 Lessons I Learned About God From Genesis 35

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Each week, in our Selah small group, we study the chapter the Pastor is teaching on the upcoming Sunday. Normally, my Quiet Time is rewarding as I search the scriptures and steep in them all week. But recently, we covered Genesis 34, and let me tell you it was miserable. As a friend of mine quipped, the title of Genesis …