Archive for the ‘Emily’s Posts’ Category

07.22.2015

An Interview with Laurie Cole – Are You a Disciple?

Author: Emily E. Ryan

With the release date for Laurie Cole’s new Bible study, Are You a Disciple? just days away, many of you are wondering if this study is right for you or your church. The short answer is YES! I personally went through Disciple during its pilot last year, and I can’t recommend it highly enough! You will be… Read More »

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06.22.2015

Five everyday choices I make (now that I’m older than my own mother)

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Today, I am 38 years, 7 months, and 24 days old. If you’re counting, that’s 14,116 days of breath and heart beats. Not a typical day on the calendar that traditionally calls for reflection and celebration, but still a milestone age in my book. Because today, June 22, 2015, I am officially older than my… Read More »

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06.01.2015

What to do when coffee isn’t enough

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

My children are out of school in 3 1/2 days, which means that – according to my handy little phone countdown app – I have just under 74 hours to prepare for … SUMMER. Of course, I am super excited about swimming, popsicles, going to the park, Vacation Bible School and summer reading programs, but there is also… Read More »

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05.27.2015

10 great books to read this summer

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

It’s that time of year again – time to sit by the water and soak in the sunshine with a great book! Time for libraries to start their summer reading programs (mine even has a summer reading log for adults too! Swoon!). Time to turn off the TV (because your favorite shows have ended anyway) and… Read More »

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05.11.2015

100 Top Faith Blogs for Christian Women

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

I believe the Internet has done for spiritual encouragement what the printing press did for the Bible in the 1400’s. It has allowed God’s truth to spread like wildfire! It boggles my mind that I can connect with believers in other states – and even other countries – through my keyboard. It’s an amazing privilege that… Read More »

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04.29.2015

When you feel like you need to save God’s reputation

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

God’s entire reputation was in jeopardy, and it was totally up to me to protect it. My heart pounded. My palms grew sweaty. My eyes darted from left to right searching for any bit of helpful information to materialize from thin air. What if I said the wrong thing? What if my words became the… Read More »

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04.13.2015

8 spiritual benefits of hiring house cleaners

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Recently I was talking to a friend at church when she made a startling confession. In the middle of our conversation about motherhood, work and keeping God at the center of it all, she glanced over her shoulder, lowered her voice to a whisper and said, “Ok, so the truth is that we use a… Read More »

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04.06.2015

The best Easter ever

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Last night, the Ryan family had a bedtime revival. It was Easter, and the end of a wonderful but exhausting Holy Week. Every night last week our church had a Resurrection Awakening service (read: Revival) with some of the most fabulous preachers and musicians we’ve ever hosted. The kids and I attended when we could,… Read More »

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03.30.2015

Praying for the desires of your heart

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

The house was quiet, the room was still, and I was sitting in my hand-me-down recliner in the corner of my bedroom arguing with God. “I don’t want to pray that!” I kept repeating. “Not again. And NOT about that.” My spirit crumbled as I approached my Father like a scared little girl with my… Read More »

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03.09.2015

God’s two answers to prayer

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Let me make one thing clear. Garth Brooks was wrong. There are no “unanswered prayers” and they certainly are not some of God’s greatest gifts. I have believed this ever since Garth’s hit song, “Unanswered Prayers” debuted in 1990 and quickly climbed the charts to No. 1. The concept makes for a great, catchy country… Read More »

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02.23.2015

3 stories that affair-proofed my marriage

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

I’ve never met anyone who’s entered into marriage planning to have an affair. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Almost everyone enters marriage with a vow of fidelity. I know I did. Jason and I married in 2003 and the Lord has blessed us with the ability to live out the love and faithfulness… Read More »

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02.16.2015

The #1 verse you’re misusing in your marriage

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Several years ago, my husband and I attended the funeral of the wonderful woman who lived next door to him when he was growing up. Evelyn was a sweet, godly woman who loved children and became the adopted grandmother to just about every child she encountered. I’ll never forget what one of her family members… Read More »

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