Beautiful Christian Gift Ideas

As the holidays are fast approaching, it’s never too late to begin planning your Christmas gift ideas! I love giving gifts at Christmas time (or any time for that matter!). It’s so much fun to search for the person present that represents the receiver, and so much fun to shop too! However, sometimes I find it hard to pick a gift that’s meaningful.

I don’t like giving a gift just to give it. You know what I mean? When you just pick something because you’re in a rush or because you feel obligated. I want to know that what I gave is going to be loved and used, and I want to make sure I put some thought into it.

One of the best ways I’ve found to give a thoughtful gift is to give a Christian themed present. This is especially great for Christ-loving friends because you know it will mean something to them as well as encourage their faith. And if the person you’re giving to isn’t particularly a Christian, it can be a great way to witness to them or offer a bit of hope.

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20 Godly Date Ideas for The Fall

Dating as a Godly couple should look a little different than what the world says dating should look like. The boundaries that non-married, Christian couples should set can sometimes make it a little difficult to date.

However, fall-time is a great opportunity to get creative with how you spend your time together because there are so many fun activities to enjoy!

I’ve put together a list of 20 date ideas that I’ve enjoyed over the years with my guy that will make sure to help you respect your boundaries, but also grow closer to each other and have tons of fun in the process!

And if you are married, you can certainly enjoy these seasonal date ideas too. <3

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2 Comforting Lessons for the Worrier

Raise your hand if you tend to worry a lot… *begrudgingly raises hand* Yeah, that’s me! I know what it’s like to have swimming thoughts, feelings of anxiety, and constant worries filling my head. As much as I hate it, I jump to anxious “what-if” scenarios fueled from fear instead of looking for a positive outcome.

If you’re reading this, then I assume you can relate. The truth is that a life filled with worry and fear is such a burden to bear, and the weight can be crushing! But the good news? God never intended it to be this way!

The Lord does not want us worry. In fact, He commands us to be brave! And if God tells us to do something, He always makes a way for it to happen. If you feel suffocated by the weight of anxiety or worrisome thoughts, I have two comforting lessons to share with you today.

God showed me these powerful revelations as I was reading Matthew 16:5-12. Today we’re going to dive deeper into these verses and study two lessons for the worrier!

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4 Best Tips for Balancing School and Your Relationship with God

Life as a student can be super busy! Whether you’re in high school or college, student life is filled with an endless to-do list. From homework to projects, club meetings to hanging out with friends, even after-school jobs and sport practices, your free time can be limited.

Because of this, it can be hard to nurture your relationship with God. As a Christian student, the Lord wants you to do your very best at whatever you’re doing— studying, volunteering, playing a sport, anything and everything. However, He never wants you to put all of these things before spending time with Him.

So how can you as a student prioritize all of your responsibilities while also making time for Jesus?

Here are my — best tips on how to balance school and your relationship with God! Check them out below!

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22 Bible Verses for the Student

Your years as a student will be filled with many positive and negative experiences. You’ll have the good times and the bad, and there’s always much to learn— academic lessons and life lessons alike!

I didn’t like high school too much, but I personally loved college and consider it one of the best parts of my life so far. I definitely went through many trials and “growing pains” during my years in school, but of course there were good times as well.

Whether you’re a freshman just starting your classes and scared for the new world you’re about to enter, or you're an upperclassmen with your own set of challenges to face, students of all kinds could use some encouragement and motivation as you start a new year of school.

Looking to God is one of the best places to find comfort, guidance, peace, and encouragement during your high school and college years, and standing strong in your faith is so important as you go through your educational journey.

I’ve gathered a list of 22 Bible verses to encourage and help all the college students out there. Check them out below!

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How to Honor God as a College Student

When I started college back in 2014, it was one of the scariest yet most exciting times of my life. I was hesitant about the whole experience, not sure what to expect. I painted a picture of what I thought it could be and what the next four years would look like, but it turned out to be so much different than what I had imagined.

Isn’t that how life usually works?

For me personally, I loved college and it was truly one of the best parts of my life thus far. There is so much to learn, not just academically— life lessons, emotional growth, and everything in between!

But to say college was easy or every moment was fun would be a lie.

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Women of the Bible: 12 Encouraging Stories Every Christian Woman Should Read

I noticed recently how I had gotten out of the habit of reading my Bible everyday. It really affects me when I don’t regularly spend time with the Lord, and I could feel Him calling me back. But to be honest, I had gotten a little bored with my quiet time!

I hate to say that, but sometimes it happens. So I knew I needed to spark some interest in my quiet time once again!

That’s why I decided to put together a Bible study that sounded really interesting and encouraging to me: Woman of the Bible!

There are so many amazing stories in the Word about God using women for His glory and to carry out His plan. It’s so encouraging for me to read about these awesome ladies, and gives me confidence that God can use me for His good too!

Below I’ve outlined 13 encouraging stories that every Christian woman should read. I hope this Bible study idea will interest you like it does me, and give you encouragement as you follow along!

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15 Bible Verses for Encouragement and Strength in Hard Times

As a part of our human lives on this Earth, we’re destined to run into hard times. We all experience difficult things and times of trouble. Jesus even warns us of this specifically in Scripture (John 16:33). Fortunately, the Bible also provides us with plenty of encouragement for these hard times!

Our God is a loving God who, despite our sinful nature that brings negative experiences into the world, still helps us, loves us, and encourages us through our darkest hours.

If you’re going through a hard time, the absolute best thing to do is turn to the Lord! Through His Word we can find strength, encouragement, and guidance to help us in times of trouble.

Let’s dive in to the promises our God has provided to us in His Word for encouragement and strength in hard times!

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13 Prayers for Your Future Husband

Are you currently waiting on God to send you your future husband? In seasons of waiting, we can sometimes feel helpless and discouraged, especially when we’re really ready for what we know God’s going to bring us!

During my time of waiting on my current relationship, I remember getting a little impatient at times and wondering when God would decide the time was right to bring that special guy into my life. However, one of the things that brought me comfort was when I would pray for my future husband.

I didn’t know who he was, couldn't mention him by name, but that didn’t matter. God knew who he was, and my prayers were effective just the same!

If you’re in a season of waiting on the man God has for you, you can do the same thing! I encourage you to pray for your future husband and relationship, putting God at the center before anything even takes place. It’s one of the best ways to bring you peace and encouragement during a seemingly never-ending season!

Use the following 13 prayer ideas to help you pray over your future husband!

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