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August 5, 2019
Whose Approval Matters Most? ReAir
It is common for followers of Christ to seek the approval of others, BUT God’s approval matters most! We are to imitate Christ and outdo one another in preference and consider others as more important than ourselves. The many questions that Donna has for us will make us think about whose approval we are trying to win.
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19 min
July 29, 2019
Be A Builder ReAir
Nehemiah had a vision and consulted with the Lord before asking the king if he could return to help rebuild the city of his people. Nehemiah refused to be sidetracked by those who wanted to do him harm while he was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. As women, we need to protect ourselves from things that will discourage or distract us from doing the work of a mom/homemaker.
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20 min
July 22, 2019
God Is For You ReAir
Even when you think you’ve failed, when you fall into the “slough of despond,” YOU are still on God’s ‘favorite list.’
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22 min
July 15, 2019
Life Question #5 with David Otto – Where Will You Serve?
This question assumes you will serve, as we are instructed in the Bible. Cast your gifts towards others and you will be as blessed as the people you are serving. David Otto gives this analogy: Think of us as a ‘choir.’ Every voice is important. If you’re silent, if you do not use your voice, your gift, the choir is less. Hebrews 10:24 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…” Be a Heb. 10:24 kind of person, roll up your sleeves, and find your place in the choir!
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15 min
July 8, 2019
Questions From Our Listeners June 2018 ReAir
Parenting questions, etc. are answered regarding teaching your children respect for authority while respectfully challenging same, and other wise words for parents.
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16 min
July 1, 2019
Guard Your Heart ReAir
Each Monday for 10 weeks, we will re-air the most popular podcasts from the last 2 years. What does it mean to have a heart transformation? Guarding your heart has to do with resting in who God is. Proverbs 4:23 teaches us to ‘guard our hearts.’ In other words, how are we spending our time so that we are drawing closer to God? So much of what we do draws us away from Him, so let’s break habits that keep us from Him!
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23 min
June 28, 2019
See You In September
Donna’s summer challenge: Choose one of the disciplines (one chapter) in Richard Foster’s book, “Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth,” that will encourage your spiritual formation and sweep clean your heart, so as to be ready for Him! Borrow the book from the library or find it on line.
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25 min
June 26, 2019
A Quote That Changed My Life
Elisabeth Elliot was a great influence in Donna’s life and a great friend/mentor to Donna. We get to benefit from their relationship when Donna passes down Elisabeth’s wisdom and teachings to us listeners. Don’t stay in a rut, because God ordained that we all participate in His vast, eternal plan; in the walk that He has asked each of us to walk.
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20 min
June 24, 2019
Do You Have Hurry Sickness?
Many of us are addicted to being busy! Hurry sickness becomes a part of who we are, but God commands us to take a sabbath and rest. Jesus had a rhythm to life, and so
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21 min
June 21, 2019
Garage, Car, Attic, Guest Room Organization
With Donna’s storage system and method of organizing, you can free yourself of all the clutter in areas where you tend to store or hide stuff. When it comes to your guest room, if you have one, make it guest-worthy!
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12 min
June 19, 2019
Budget Organization
This is one lesson you will want the entire family to hear! Get ready to take notes! Our sin nature is to hoard and want more, but Donna gives sound advice on budgeting and being generous with what God has provided your family.
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21 min
June 17, 2019
Kids – Summer Ideas
Summertime may be down time for most kids, but Donna encourages us to continue training our children to grow to be independent. Read, play family board games, exercise, have theme days such as Music Monday or Tasty Tuesday, cook together, plant something, write goals and work toward them. The ideas are plentiful, so get started!!
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20 min
June 14, 2019
Kids – Organization
Young children and older children, alike, should be helping with household chores and it’s never too late to teach them the principles of organization which Donna teaches us. Kids should be responsible for keeping order in their rooms and all areas of the home.
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19 min
June 12, 2019
Master Bedroom, Closet and Wardrobe
More organization advice from Donna on making your master bedroom a sanctuary where you both want to spend time in a clean, orderly, relaxing, space. Donna also gives great tips on arranging your master closet and wardrobe so you know what you have, and what you need, before you go shopping again.
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21 min
June 10, 2019
Welcoming Home
Home is a place of traditions and making memories, a place to return to with joy. It is a place where God lives, a place of shelter, safety and warmth. Welcome people into your home with your eyes, hands and your heart. If you want this to describe your home, heed Donna’s advice and get started!
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16 min
June 7, 2019
Prayer Basket
A prayer basket is a simple organizational tool that will help you “Go Grow Up” in Jesus! Gather a few items to keep all together in one place to be ready to spend time every day in communion with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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16 min
June 5, 2019
Go Grow Up, Part 2
Choose growth! Donna shares 3 essentials for growing up spiritually in Christ, and encourages us to read the Bible, memorize verses, and to really practice choosing to GROW UP spiritually.
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19 min
June 3, 2019
Go Grow Up, Part 1
It’s the old “Baby Bottle vs. Steak!” Hebrews 5:11-14 says, “ …you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” Be teachable!!
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19 min
May 31, 2019
Eclectic on Organization, etc.
Mentoring is one of the subjects of this collection of topics which Donna covers. Donna’s definition of mentoring is “giving your life perspective away.” Our mentor also gives us 30 ways to quickly declutter. Pick a few and get started today!
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24 min
May 29, 2019
Paper, Paper, Paper Part 2
In part 2, Donna shares her system for dealing with mail, including junk mail, and shares how to organize files, your desk area, and ways to keep it all accessible so you are handling bills, RSVPs, etc., on a timely basis.
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23 min
May 27, 2019
Paper, Paper, Paper
Paperless society? Not really! We still all have piles of paper to deal with and Donna is going to tell you her secrets to getting it all under control. Once you follow her advice, you will have peace of mind and fewer pieces of paper to deal with!
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18 min
May 24, 2019
Kitchen Organization Pt 2
The GOAL of the kitchen is to feed your family nutritious meals. Donna teaches the principles that are part of the warp and woof (look that one up!) of her life. Take notes, and start to do one or two things that will help you be more organized, save time and money, and train your family to help prepare meals.
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23 min
May 17, 2019
Kitchen
The kitchen is the most complicated room in the house. It’s up to you to make it less complicated. “Having a prepared home encourages a prepared lifestyle which encourages a lot more relationships building…” Donna Otto This lesson is chock full of tips on organizing and keeping your kitchen clean.
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21 min
May 15, 2019
Getting Him to Help You
Housework should be team work! It’s not about what’s fair or equal, but assessing together what needs to be done and negotiating the tasks. When you welcome your husband into the process of housework (especially if he never learned to do chores), you can help your husband help you!
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21 min
May 13, 2019
Clean, Prepare, and Order Your Home
Donna reminds us that PREPARATION is the key to ORGANIZATION! If you want to be more organized, try developing a couple of the habits mentioned by Donna. She covers the laundry room and bathroom, and encourages you to train your kids, even as young as 2 years old, to help with sorting laundry, etc.
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17 min
May 8, 2019
Hints on Hospitality
Here are some hints on hospitality designed to make your home life more manageable, thus reducing stress, especially when you are having guests in your welcoming home!
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18 min
May 6, 2019
Home Improvement Principles Pt 2
Are you carefully stewarding the resources which God has given you? Take a tour of your home with paper and pen in hand and take stock of what you need to do to get organized in every room. Use the principles which Donna teaches us to put the practical tips into action and get a handle on organization once and for all.
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15 min
May 3, 2019
Home Improvement Principles Pt 1
Ephesians 5:15-17 instructs us to be wise in how we live, making the most of every opportunity. When it comes to our homes, this means to be orderly so that we can be welcoming. God calls us to use our homes/apartments/space of any kind to be hospitable.
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20 min
May 1, 2019
Top 6 Causes for Clutter
Ouch! is what you may be saying when listening to the reasons Donna cites for the clutter in our homes, BUT when you follow her sage advice and practice letting go of things that you previously could not get rid of, you will find renewed energy! Messes, piles and clutter wear us out! As Donna’s “Otto Motto” goes: What makes you tired is not what you do, but what you don’t do. So use a buddy to help you get started decluttering!
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12 min
April 29, 2019
Present Over Perfect
Donna mentions a book she picked up called “Present Over Perfect”. Perfectionism can keep us from living in the present and being there for the people in our lives. Donna gives us many examples of how we can be more present on a daily basis by opening up to others and making time for loved ones.
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18 min
April 26, 2019
Feed My Sheep
In John, chapter 21, we learn just how gracious and merciful Jesus is when he instructs Peter (who had denied Jesus 3 times), and the other fishermen, to cast their nets on the right side of the boat, where they caught more fish than their nets could handle. When we fail Jesus, His grace prevails! So follow Him (NOT man), for He has a plan for us!
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20 min
April 24, 2019
Conclusion of Change My Heart Series
There is a spiritual formation movement in America and there is always a possibility for spiritual transformation in our lives. In order to be children of the light (and not of the world), we must die to selfishness and take into consideration what God would have us do.
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17 min
April 22, 2019
Today You Shall Be With Me In Paradise
The 7 last phrases that Jesus uttered while on the cross are the subject of Donna’s teaching. In Luke 23:42-43, Jesus tells one of the criminals hanging next to him that “Today you shall be with me in Paradise.” Donna says that those verses are about salvation, and explains that salvation is not just a one time event, but can be experienced many times.
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19 min
April 19, 2019
Friday of Holy Week
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13 min
April 17, 2019
Wednesday of Holy Week
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10 min
April 15, 2019
Monday of Holy Week
This is Holy Week, the Week of Weeks, a week to take some time to ponder the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. Mary used reckless abandon when she poured the jar of nard on Jesus in preparation for what was to come. Is there some reckless abandon that God is calling you to? It is not too late to fast or to do one small thing this week as a sacrifice for Jesus.
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15 min
April 12, 2019
United Heart
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11 min
April 10, 2019
A Quiet Heart Makes for A Peaceful Home
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16 min
April 8, 2019
Pure Heart
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9 min
April 5, 2019
Listening In Lent
As humans, we don’t like to repent, but 40 days of Lent call us to reflect and repent, and also to change and prepare our hearts for Easter and the resurrection. To repent is to surrender and yield, as Mary yielded to the Holy Spirit. When you repent, Christ will change your heart. Do you have more of Christ in your heart this Lenten season?
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18 min
April 3, 2019
Diagnosing Your Heart for Transformation
Donna asks 10 questions which will help you diagnose the ‘condition’ of your heart to find out what it takes to change your heart. You may be surprised at what you discover. Be a woman who has the courage to allow God to change your heart as you grow in your walk of faith.
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16 min
March 29, 2019
The Hidden Heart
Each of us has a hidden heart that can sometimes get us in trouble! Unkind words can flow from our hearts, disguised as witty or sarcastic comments. But the Lord knows our heart and, if we want to be more like Him, we need to expose our hidden heart and allow God to change it.
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18 min
March 27, 2019
Martha or Mary Type?
In Luke 10:38-42, we hear Martha complain to Jesus that Mary should be helping her in the kitchen. Jesus reminds Martha that Mary, who is sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to Him, is doing what’s more important. Distractions are everywhere and can keep us from basking in Jesus’ presence, but Donna shares ways that we can set aside time to be with the Lord.
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19 min
March 25, 2019
A Few Words About Retreating
We are a culture that is worn out! Retreating is the cessation of something to do something else, to engage in a better way. Clear your calendar, shut down your phone and come away with Jesus. Donna gives us ways to make a retreat (that doesn’t have to cost any money). “When we choose retreat, we make a generous investment in our friendship with Christ.” Ruth Haley Barton
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23 min
March 13, 2019
Guard Your Heart
In pursuing a changed heart during this Lenten season, be careful to not mock the Lord by leaving your ‘space’ unchanged. God is faithful to help you change, so harvest wisdom from the past and be intentional about making the changes that will break the old bad habits and guard your heart from falling back into your old ways.
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22 min
March 11, 2019
Change Our Hearts This Time
This Lenten season is a good time to work on changing your heart in ways you may never have thought of. Donna shares the ways that she worked on her own heart starting with keeping a journal for 40 days, but keeping it simple. She mentions a book called “Small Surrenders,” which talks about the things you can give up that may be interfering with a closer relationship with God. Don’t give up in whatever difficult situation you may be in. God will reward you!
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14 min
March 8, 2019
A Changed Heart – Cultivate My Heart For Change
Do you want inner change or are you stuck somewhere? It is never too late to change if you have an adaptable heart. Jesus calls us to come, follow, and stay – but it all begins in the heart.
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20 min
March 6, 2019
A Changed Heart – Intro to Series
Be ready to be inspired to make significant changes in your life and your heart after hearing what Donna has to say on the subject. We may view change as disruptive but, as CS Lewis said, change can be expansive. A changed heart will result in wisdom and power from God.
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17 min
March 4, 2019
Judgment ~ Pure Poison
Donna was convicted by what scripture says about judging and teaches us that judgment takes up all the room that we have for loving. Ask Jesus to change your heart, your mind and your mouth, especially in this season of Lent
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16 min
March 1, 2019
Easter is Coming!
Easter falls on April 21st but the Lenten season leading up to Resurrection Sunday begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6th. It is a time of setting ourselves apart and experiencing Christ’s sorrow and His suffering. It is a time for fasting and giving alms. Donna talks about the customs of Easter, and encourages us to make this an uncommon season in which we intentionally grow closer to Jesus!
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15 min
February 27, 2019
Wayne Grudem and the Influence of the Bible on His Life
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14 min
February 25, 2019
Good Stuff: Recommendations
Here are some recommendations from Donna. Timothy and Kathy Keller’s devotional book, The Songs of Jesus, offers daily devotions in the Psalms. Barbara Rainey wrote three books that are offered at FamilyLifeToday.com. They are from her Growing Together series on Courage, Gratitude, and Forgiveness. Also, learn about a new Bible Study tool called CASKET EMPTY (an acronym) which will help you and your family learn the Bible in a way that is easy to remember.
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12 min
February 22, 2019
Financial Habits
Donna lists many ways to help you steward the money God has provided for you. Teach your children good money management from an early age.
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16 min
February 20, 2019
Finances in the Family
We are reminded by Donna that God owns all the silver and all the gold, so teach your children the principles of money spelled out for us in scripture.
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20 min
February 18, 2019
Sluggard or Not? How being a sluggard affects your change pattern
Are you sitting around dreaming about the things God has already told you to do? Donna uses many examples from the Proverbs on the different characteristics of a sluggard. These are essential tools in training your children and also identifying your own traits that keep you from getting started or following through on things that God would have you accomplish.
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14 min
February 8, 2019
Kindness in Marriage – The Last of the 9 Essentials of Marriage
Colossians 3:12 reminds us to clothe ourselves in kindness, which is more and more uncommon in our culture. Jesus modeled kindness and always had time to heal someone or spend time with them. Donna encourages us to make kindness a way of life, especially with our husbands.
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15 min
February 6, 2019
Mystery and Grace Upon Grace – 9 Essentials of Marriage
The mystery of marriage, designed by God, can be difficult to comprehend. Donna is committed to staying in her marriage until the end and encourages all of us to do the same. Grace is God’s way, and Donna gives us a wonderful example of what over-the-top grace looks like in our relationships, as well as ideas to show extraordinary grace to our husbands.
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15 min
February 4, 2019
Sacred Intimacy
Marriage was God’s idea and sexual intimacy is designed not only for procreation, but for pleasure between a husband and wife. Have a pen and paper ready to take Donna’s short quiz on words that describe you and your relationship with your husband.
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21 min
February 1, 2019
What’s New?
Thomas Keating wrote “The Welcoming Prayer,” which Donna has made a practice of reading daily and encourages us to make a habit of it too. She also tells us about a new book by Gregory Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest ministry for former gang members in the world. His book, “Barking to the Choir,” is full of funny twists on sayings that he has heard over the years while serving in the L.A. gang scene. Finally, Donna talks to us about ways to grow spiritually. For those of you living in the Phoenix metro area, join Donna on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month for bible study class at Heritage Church. Go to our web site for details.
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17 min
January 30, 2019
3 More of the 9 Essentials of Marriage
Is your confidence in God? You may be married to the man who God has given to you, but your confidence should be in God! Listen as Donna explains about 1. Acceptance, 2. Headship and Submission, and 3. Intimacy
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17 min
January 28, 2019
One More of 9 Essentials of Marriage: Respect
Ephesians 5 gives husbands and wives clear instructions on how to do marriage. Women are to respect their husbands and men are to love their wives as Christ loves the church. When we disrespect our husbands, we are disrespecting the very image of God. Take notes, as Donna gives great advice on ways to go about respecting husbands.
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17 min
January 25, 2019
Call and Change of Peter
Donna gives us a clear picture of Peter’s relationship with Jesus. Even though Peter didn’t really think Jesus, a carpenter, should be telling him to let his nets out again after a fruitless night of fishing, he didn’t refuse Jesus and said, “…if you say so, I will let down the nets again.” Lk 5:5 Peter was willing to change and submit to God.
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15 min
January 23, 2019
Embrace Change
Change can be disruptive and change can be expanding (helping you to grow). It takes discipline for a new habit to take root. If you want to know if a change has been prompted by God, be in prayer.
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19 min
January 21, 2019
Elisabeth Elliot: Lamp For My Feet
More with Lars Gren, 3rd husband of Elisabeth Elliot, who shares his favorite book written by Elisabeth and reads an excerpt from “No Graven Image.”
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26 min
January 18, 2019
Remembering Elisabeth Elliot with Lars Gren
Lars Gren was married to (Donna’s mentor) Elisabeth until her death. He recounts how he met her and how their love story developed, sharing sweet details of his affection toward her.
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24 min
January 16, 2019
First and Second Essentials of Marriage
1. The Institution of Marriage is God’s idea. Let no man separate it. 2. Forgiveness and Reconciliation go hand in hand in order for your marriage to thrive. Reconciliation takes two and leads to peace.
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21 min
January 14, 2019
9 Essentials of Marriage Intro
Whether you are married or not, you will learn something from Donna about relationships. It’s never too late to make a good marriage. Be counter cultural, apply His concepts, and make your marriage more important than your parenting! Donna will ‘fill up your toolbox’ with this advice!
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19 min
January 11, 2019
Whose Approval Matters Most?
It is common for followers of Christ to seek the approval of others, BUT God’s approval matters most! We are to imitate Christ and outdo one another in preference and consider others as more important than ourselves. The many questions that Donna has for us will make us think about whose approval we are trying to win.
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17 min
January 9, 2019
Are You Married For Life?
Be in agreement with your spouse to close your exits in marriage and stay married for life! Be a witness to each other’s lives. Marriage is an ongoing sacrament of love and forgiveness. It’s simple, but it ain’t easy!
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18 min
January 7, 2019
Quiet in the New Year
Where there is no silence, there is no solitude. Solitude is a discipline that you need to cultivate in order to be able to listen to God. Donna emphasizes the importance of iteration, i.e., repeatedly reading God’s word or praying the Lord’s prayer.
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13 min
January 4, 2019
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to 2019!
Welcome to the New Year! Donna suggests choosing a word or phrase to guide you towards a goal you have for the year. Make good habits and ditch the old, bad habits. If you live locally, attend Donna’s Monday evening classes on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, beginning on January 7th.
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15 min
January 2, 2019
The Day After Christmas
Donna reads Doug Brendel’s “The Day After Christmas,” which prompts her to ask, “How much of a part did Jesus play this Christmas?” Take some time to review and reflect on Christmas 2018 and plan out how you want Christmas 2019 to look.
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12 min
December 21, 2018
A Life Choice That Matters
If you want your future to look different, do the hard work that it takes to build a future for yourself. Think of a phrase or word to guide you through the next year.
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8 min
December 19, 2018
The Three Words of Christmas 2018
Iterate, Invitation and Intimacy (with God). Read the story of Jesus’ birth in Luke 2, even if you have read it 100 times! The Word of God is alive! Donna encourages us to see something new and different in the “same old story,” because God cares about the details and so should we. Jesus is always inviting us and wooing us into an intimate relationship with Him.
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15 min
December 17, 2018
Last Thoughts of Christmas
If you are experiencing depression or sadness this Christmas, Donna has suggestions for you, including staying active, volunteering, or meeting with a counselor. Don’t swallow the Christmas hype! Know that we are praying for you!
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12 min
December 14, 2018
Christmas Voices Pt 3
Joseph is the voice of TRUST…trust in God. The wisemen are the voice of adoration, while Herod is the voice of deception. John is the voice of preparation, preparing the way of the Lord! Donna gives us a new perspective on each of these voices of Christmas.
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15 min
December 12, 2018
Christmas Voices Pt. 2
Each year, you can learn more about each of the people who played a part in the account of the birth of our Lord. Donna goes into detail about the ‘voices’ of Ana, Zechariah, Mary and Elisabeth. Who do you identify with? Research and learn more about that person who witnessed the Messiah in their presence.
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15 min
December 10, 2018
Christmas Voices Pt. 1
During Advent, we await the coming of Christ, because not only did He come once before and will come again, He calls us to come and to stay. Donna explains this through the voices of Gabriel, other angels, the shepherds, and Simeon.
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15 min
December 7, 2018
Gift Giving At Christmas
Be intentional about gift giving. Donna has wonderful suggestions on making a list for 2019 now and putting aside money for gifts which you can purchase throughout the year as you find sales, or that special gift to bless your loved ones. Gifts of service are especially appreciated.
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15 min
December 5, 2018
Listening to God at Christmas
Pause long enough this Christmas to listen to God, without the distractions of technology. Listen with the intent of taking action. Be intentional about the ‘voices’ (ie. music you listen to, etc.) Listen to the voice of God about something you need to do differently than ever before at Christmas time.
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13 min
December 3, 2018
The Voices of Christmas
There are many voices of people who are a part of the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus. Donna asks you to choose one of the voices and reflect throughout Advent on your choice, and what it means in the Love Story of God sending His only son into the world. Is it the wise men (the voice of adoration), or John (the voice of preparation), or Joseph (the voice of trust)? Go deep this Advent season and keep your mind on Christ!
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13 min
November 30, 2018
Children and Manners
Manners matter! They are about demonstrating respect and are important values in everyday life. Teach your children manners around company and in public.
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19 min
November 28, 2018
Christmas and Children
Try not to let the hustle and bustle create chaos and disrupt life during this season. Give your children a choice of what they want to participate in and let them take responsibility for their choices. Do a service project with the family. And have days where you give them grace from chores, etc.
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13 min
November 26, 2018
Advent Beginnings
Advent is a holy time! It’s an opportunity for us to pause long enough to remember why Jesus came and to look forward to His coming again. Do things differently because we, as Christian women, are different! Donna explains the 4 candles we light during Advent, their meanings and activities to do with your children to help them prepare their hearts for Christmas and Jesus’ birthday.
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18 min
November 21, 2018
Making Christmas Memories
Christ’s birth is SIGNIFICANT! This Christmas, create memories that are tied to Jesus’ birth. Make time to celebrate His birth by having a birthday party. Donna has so many memory-making ideas to share, but only do what your family likes to do.
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14 min
November 19, 2018
I Am So So So Thankful For…
Donna shares what she is thankful for.
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12 min
November 16, 2018
Reason to Remember
There are many places in Scripture where God calls us to remember.
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16 min
November 14, 2018
Give Light to My Eyes in Marriage
The psalmist David is complaining and pleading with the Lord in Psalm 13. When days get too full this time of year, give up your complaining. Don’t put marriage on the back burner during the holiday season. Trust in the steadfast love of God, in spite of all the pressures and mayhem that our society causes us to feel!
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15 min
November 12, 2018
Entitlement and Acceptance in Marriage
Marriage is God’s plan, so that we might see the relationship between Jesus and us! The enemy does not want us to stay married. When we believe we are entitled to certain things in marriage, we create strife. But when we practice acceptance through the Holy Spirit who is available to us, our marriage will be full of blessings.
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20 min
November 9, 2018
Cultural Changes and Truce In Marriage
Do marriage God’s way, not the culture’s way! It takes courage to stay together, to stay relational, and you DO NOT have to follow the culture. Let your word be your bond and commit to loving your spouse no matter what. Donna teaches us about the TRUCE, which will help any couple who is doing marriage God’s way!
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22 min
November 7, 2018
Communicating With Your Mate
The busy holiday season is the time of year when we have communication breakdowns with our spouses. Speak your mate’s language and overcome the barriers that lead to unresolved issues. Encourage your spouse using the principles that Donna teaches in this very valuable lesson.
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13 min
November 5, 2018
Passion and Vincent Van Gogh
Donna’s favorite artist is Vincent Van Gogh. When she re-read a book about him this summer, she was reminded of his great passion and now inspires us to find our passion, especially a passion for God! So let your passion come alive and hunger and thirst after God!
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13 min
November 2, 2018
The Girlfriends On Holidays
The Girlfriends are back to share with us the traditions they cherish with their families, as well as the things that turn them off about the commercialization of Christmas. They have been intentional about keeping the holidays simple and meaningful. They reveal their identities and one of them admits her love of Hallmark movies, especially at this time of year.
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30 min
October 31, 2018
Taming the Tongue
Have you ever been hung by the tongue? We all have said things that we wish we could take back. Donna gives us ways to tame our tongues that are not only biblical and will honor God, but will result in a kinder, gentler you!
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27 min
October 29, 2018
Book Review on “Life Without Lack”
One of Donna and David’s summer reads was “Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.” Dallas Willard, the author, wrote about living a life of contentment and peace. Many of you may have memorized Psalm 23 from a Sunday school class and now Donna’s review of this book can help you put the truths from Psalm 23 into practice.
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19 min
October 26, 2018
Holidays Are Coming!
Are you ready for some sound advice about how to prepare for the holidays so that you don’t overdo it? Get the “Home for Christmas” seminar that is available on the modernhomemakers.org website. It was such an elegant event and filled with wisdom about building traditions with your family and practical advice on the nuts and bolts of preparation for the holiday season. Prepare yours and your kids’ hearts for Jesus, while making lasting memories.
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13 min
October 24, 2018
Why Do I Suffer? Reflections on 1st Peter
Donna gives an overview of 1st Peter and talks about why we suffer. We should not only expect suffering, but embrace it.
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22 min
October 22, 2018
An Assault on America Pt 2
Psalm 15 may be relatively short, but it is packed with 9 rules to live your life by. Donna calls it The Christian Constitution. Practice discipline!! If you are seeking the Lord, your character will be formed over time by making a series of right, moral choices, and you will be pleased with how you are pleasing God. Donna’s book, “Finding a Mentor, Being a Mentor,” goes in depth on this subject.
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October 19, 2018
An Assault on America Pt 1
Reputation is who people think you are. Character is who you really are. It takes CHARACTER to avoid the traps of the enemy. When you make the decision to follow Christ, you have the power to change your character and it becomes the law of your life! Read John 10:10-15
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18 min
October 18, 2018
Anger is Temporary, Grace is Permanent
Psalm 30 is a psalm of thanksgiving written by King David, probably giving thanks for the temple. We are the temple where God resides and Donna reminds us that God’s grace is for life, so we must give thanks daily for His favor.
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