Narnia Comes to Fredericksburg!

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There are two more chances to see this amazing production of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe! The Academy of Arts, a Christian Conservatory out of South Carolina will be presenting their thrilling interpretation of this beloved story at 2pm and 7:30pm today, Saturday, April 9th.

Fredericksburg is very fortunate to be the first stop on their tour which will culminate at an International theatre festival in Scotland.

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To purchase tickets call 864-268-0351 or 864-414-7607. Tickets are normally $48 for adults, but if you mention my last name you can receive the discounted rate of $20. Student tickets are $20, but my last name will get them a free backstage pass tour ($20 value).

For more information about the Academy of Arts visit their Facebook page.

And a huge thank you to Ava Laurenne Bride for sponsoring this fabulous show!

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What to Do in Seasons of Doubt

In this week’s Free Lance-Star column, I share about my recent experience helping my daughters through their doubts about God and Christianity and I how I overcame my own season of spiritual doubt.

You can read that column by clicking here Doubt is just part of journey to God

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The resources listed below were an incredible help to me when I started to struggle with doubt in all that I had been told was true. I have also included the books that I am currently reading with my daughters to help them through this season.

One of the most difficult things I have faced as a parent is my daughters questioning their faith. I have told them that I will help them in their search for evidence, but that at some point they have to make a decision in their heart to take a leap of faith and just say, “I believe, help my unbelief.”

Finally, when we are faced with doubt, the most important resource we can rely on is prayer. God was faithful to answer my prayers to help me overcome my own unbelief and I am trusting that He will also be faithful to answer my prayers for my children.

  • The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel – The Case for Christ records Lee Strobel’s attempt to “determine if there’s credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God.”
  • The Case for Christ for Kids by Lee Strobel
  • Below is a video of a presentation by Lee Strobel based on his book.

 

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Yes, you really do have the “perfect body.”

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My “BC” body. BC stands for BEFORE CHILDREN!

In last Saturday’s Free Lance-Star column, I shared about my struggle with body image since the birth of my four daughters. Three babies in four years really takes a toll on a woman. Especially when those pregnancies are high-risk and end in c-sections. A surprise “advanced maternal age” pregnancy five years later did nothing to help the situation.

Visit the Free Lance-Star website to read the column: We are all flawless in God’s eyes. When you are finished, I would love for you to come back here and join the conversation in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

Question: How have you allowed your outward appearance to define your inward worth? What truths have you applied to your life that have allowed you to see yourself as you really are – flawless?

Elisabeth Elliot – A Life to Celebrate

  
In today’s Free Lance Star column I share the story of Elisabeth Elliot and her amazing life. You can read that here – Free Lance-Star Column.

For those that would like to know more about this incredible woman, visit the resources below.

  • At The End of the Spear – the trailer to the theatrical dramatization of the events that took place with the Auca Indians in Ecuador.
  •  Beyond the Gates of Splendor – the trailer for a documentary that was made to accompany the movie
  • Through Gates of Splendor – Elisabeth’s book about the life and death of her husband and four other missionaries in Ecuador. I highly recommend this book. It is a must read for every Christian.
  • Elisabeth Elliot tribute – a wonderful tribute published by the Gospel Coalition. Includes voice recordings of two of Elisabeth’s presentations.

Mind Management for Moms Give-Away Winner!

Congratulations to Melanie Hobbs! She is the winner of the two week Mind Management for Moms e-course from Power of Moms. (This post contains affiliate links.)

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Thank you to everyone who entered. I wish I could give each one of you access to this amazing course. If you decide to purchase this course for yourself, you can access it through the link in the sidebar on the right. I know the price may seem high, but I promise it is worth every penny.

This course is the equivalent of hiring a personal organizer to walk you through the process of getting control of all of the areas of life we juggle as moms. When you compare the cost of a professional organizer with this course, you realize what a value it truly is.

Let me hear from you. What would getting organized help you to accomplish in life?