Illuminate Challenge for August

Here’s the verse I’m memorizing for August for the Illuminate Challenge. (I work on memorizing items by playing with design – that’s what you see above.) & I’m reading through Nehemiah for the month. I hope you’ll join me and or take part in #shereadstruth as we follow short reading programs each day. The important thing is that we are reading God’s Word.  Daily connecting with Him.  Our days are filled with words that take the oxygen out of the {Read More}

Walking in the Light of God’s Presence

From the shores of Lake Michigan God’s creation sings…. & may we all walk in the light of God’s presence every day.

Washing Dishes Builds Character

Hi y’all! My  name is Amanda and I’m the creative mind behind Royal Daughter Designs. I’m a country girl, farming and ranching on 8 beautiful Texas acres. My husband, Mr. E., is a minister and a seminary professor and  I’m a small business owner and graduate student. I’m a has-been foster mom, a self-proclaimed animal lover, laundry procrastinator, sweet tea junkie, and high-heel hater.  One thing I love about the Lord is how gentle He is when he’s teaching me an important lesson. I remember a night {Read More}

Ugh! I did it again…

Why does everything seem to happen in the morning over coffee?  This time it was with my husband. I’m not sure what causes my feelings of inadequacy in our marriage.  Maybe it’s the baby belly nearly 2 years after having my son the fact that I no longer work outside of the home the piles of laundry that sit in our basement family room waiting to be folded or the lies I’m listening to and allowing to define me. These {Read More}

Confident and Good ~ A Peek Into Romans 12

Romans Every month we’re reading a different book of the Bible together.  Challenging ourselves.   Not to say that we’ve read it, but to be changed by God and His Word. Not because of rules, but because God desires us to spend time with Him and deepen our relationship.  I hope you’ll join us.   There’s so much in Romans I can’t help but just pick a few things out.  Today these verses stuck out to me….  (Romans 12:3-8) God’s {Read More}

When I Grow Up I Want to Be Like You

Fresh decaf brewed and poured into my favorite mug. The sun beams through the sliding glass door as May finally brings warmth again to the north. I head toward the living room to snuggle with my son. All is well. Suddenly my little one throws a fit at my feet and I bump the wall with my arm. Coffee splatters across the floor and my son dives to splash around in the new puddles. No longer the perfect morning. I’m {Read More}

Outlining Romans 1 and Feeling Vulnerable

It’s exciting to hear how many of us are reading through Romans together this month!  Early morning moments over coffee or lunch breaks….we’re putting God’s Word as a priority.  Today I’m going to share what I’ve learned as well as one way I study the Bible.  I prefer to type my thoughts out.  Part of me misses writing it in my journal but honestly my thoughts are all over the place and I can type and add things quickly on my {Read More}

Romans 1

They are full of every kind of sin, evil and ungodliness. They want more than they need. They commit murder. They want what belongs to other people. They fight and cheat. They hate others. They say mean things about other people. They tell lies about them. They hate God. They are rude and proud. They brag. They think of new ways to do evil. They don’t obey their parents. They are foolish. They can’t be trusted. They are not loving and kind. {Read More}

Illuminate Challenge: Romans

Last month for the Illuminate Challenge we read through 2 Peter. This month we’re going to read through Romans.  Are you up for the challenge?   The verse I chose to memorize this month is: If you declare and believe you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. ~ Romans 10:9-10 NIV This challenge is for you to read a book {Read More}

2 Peter Illuminate

How is 2 Peter going for you?  If you joined us for the Illuminate Challenge….. Red.Letter.Ink Print from etsy for $20 What are you learning this month?