Author: Erin

3 Ways To Grow in Your Christian Faith

You started your Christian life through an act of faith in Jesus Christ and spend the rest of your life growing in that faith. Just as a child follows certain steps to become an adult, your spiritual life has a path for your development. Here are three things to do to grow spiritually.

Read Your Bible

If you deprive your body of food for a few days, you will grow weak and maybe become sick. That same principle applies to your spiritual life; not reading the Bible for a few days makes you spiritually weak. Carve out some time each day to read your Bible and learn more about God and how He works in your life. Take time to think about what you are reading and how it applies to your life. 

Attend Church Regularly

Spending time with other Christians is an important part of Christian growth and being active in your church is a great way to get that fellowship. Make it a point to attend your weekly services regularly and get to know other members. Sign up for Bible lessons for an opportunity to study the Bible in a group setting. Look for ways to volunteer, such as singing in the choir, leading a study or Sunday School class, or helping in the nursery.

Pray to God

It is rather mind-blowing that you have direct access to God, but that is exactly what prayer is, conversing with God. The Bible says He is available to you at any time. You are used to praying with others at church, but God wants to hear from you as well. If you feel uncomfortable whenever you try and pray, choose one of the prayers in Psalms to help get you started.

By following these three steps, you will start to notice growth in your Christian faith.

Annual Pumpkin Patch Visit 2020

Last weekend, my family headed to our favorite local pumpkin patch for the ninth year in a row. The weather was a slightly balmy ( just enough to wear knit hats and scarves) and the skies overcast. Though the skies were gray the colors of autumn rich in yellows, reds, purples and orange really stood out.

A little bit of light rain fell when we were out on our adventure but not enough to make things messy and muddy.

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Resources for Learning the Bible

Studying religion can be good for you! Whether you’re a Christian who wants to deepen their faith or you’re simply interested in learning more about the Bible, there is no shortage of resources available to you. With options ranging from in-person to internet-based, you’re sure to find the help you need. Check out the following resources to help you get started on your journey.

Online Bible Teaching

The internet is continually gaining new resources for people interested in literally anything, so it’s no surprise it is a wealth of information on the Bible. You can find the website of a Bible teacher Memphis TN or peruse a plethora of YouTube videos to watch sermons from Bible teachers with a wide variety of outlooks on the Christian religion. When looking online, keep the teacher’s background in mind, as their interpretation of the faith can depend upon their education.

Local Bible Studies

If you’re more interested in learning in-person than you are online, look for some local Bible studies you can join. These groups are typically part of a church body, so a great way to find them is to call your closest churches. You’ll likely be able to find numerous options available, ranging from studies on specific books of the Bible to those focused on reaching out to moms in the community.

College Courses

No matter if you’re in college now, never went to college, or graduated decades ago, you can always opt to take a college course to learn more about practically any subject. There is no shortage of college classes available (both online and on campus) that delve deeply into the Bible. You can take a course focused on the Bible as a literary work or one that studies it in-depth from a theological perspective. Figure out what best fits your desires, and register!

If you’re looking to learn more about the Bible, you can study from online Bible teachers, join a Bible study, or even take a college course.

 

Cowhide Rugs Are Natural Unique Rugs

The natural movement continues to rise in popularity. It started with food but moved on to clothes and the way people decorate their homes. One way to decorate your home in a natural way is to use cowskin rugs.

What Makes These Rugs Special?
There’s a lot that makes these rugs special like how they are long lasting. If you take care of it, it might last for years. The piece could be passed down to a loved one later.

On top of that, each cowhide rug is special because of the patterns. If you are the type of person who values uniqueness, then this is something you want. The patterns you see within the hide are also naturally beautiful, which should help bring new life into your home.

Those who are allergic, or have someone at home who has respiratory issues, might want to know that hide is naturally hypo allergenic. This is something many other rug materials can’t offer you.

Cleaning these types of rugs is also easy since these fibers resist dirt and grime. Most of the time, all you need to do is pat the rug to clean it up. Being able to clean your rug easily is definitely a point in its favor.

Why Nature Lovers Like These Types of Rugs?

Just like anyone else, people who want to go back to nature fall in love with the cow hide for its natural beauty and versatility, but there’s so much more to it. People who want to go back to nature also know that by choosing these types or rugs they are reducing their carbon footprint.

The hide used to make these rugs was sourced from cows that were processed for consumption. The animal was not processed just for the hide. Knowing this is a good thing, but there’s more to consider. The materials used to make rugs with man-made materials may be harmful to the environment.

By choosing these types of rugs, you’ll be helping the earth by preventing wastefulness, and that’s a plus. Keep in mind these rugs are biodegradable, so they won’t pile up in some landfill.

If you take care of the piece, you won’t need to throw it out. You’ll be able to reduce the need to buy new rugs, and that helps the earth, too. If a person teaches his or her kids to value these rugs, then passing them down should be possible. Passing down a rug rather than having your kids buy new rugs helps further your noble cause.

These are some reasons why cowhide rugs are rising in popularity. Explore a few to see how they could fit in your home. Try to envision the rug in your home, and you’ll start seeing the possibilities.