The Friday Five - 01/25/19

  1. It’s giveaway time!! We know how much you love reading the Word, but we want to give you a chance to wear it as well! This week, Scripture T-Shirt Club is giving away a sample box with one of their fun T-shirts! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway for your chance to win the T-shirt and a few surprise gifts.
  1. I have loved reading Shannon Popkin’s posts on the True Woman blog for years now, and I was so excited when her book Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from 7 Women of the Bible was released! This week, she is over on the Moms in Prayer International Podcast sharing about how it is easy to detect control issues in others but often difficult to identify them in our own lives. In this episode, Shannon gets “real about fear, anger, and loosening our grip on families.” Quick spoiler: It involves prayer!
  1. It’s Friday, and all I want to do when I get home is take a bath and read a book! Lydia Brownback says that there is nothing wrong or overindulgent about sitting down to relax, but in this blog post, she warns that we should be careful when it comes to self-care. Before you finish making your plans for the weekend, be sure to read this post.
  2. What would you do if a cussing, drug-addicted mom showed up at your church? Scott Sauls tells the story of a woman named Ann B., who showed up at church one Sunday morning and told the greeters that she was in recovery from an opioid addiction. She was barely thirty days sober. In the middle of the church service, a woman named Jane found Ann to tell her that her sons had picked fights with the children in the nursery, breaking toys and possibly a nose or two. What happened next paints a picture of God’s grace and the true hope found of the Gospel.
  3. Hey moms, “what if I told you that instead of being jealous, mean, moody, greedy, and in bondage, your daughter could grow up to be gentle, joyful, content, loving, confident, kind, giving, gracious, and stable? This is how God intended her—and you—to live: free!” In this blog post, Dannah Gresh shares an excerpt from A Mom’s Guide to Lies Girls Believe, a companion book to the newest book in the Lies book series edited by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Grab your copy today!

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Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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