He is Risen printable bookmarks

Easter Week at Hive Resources #Easter #Resurrection #HeisRisen

Happy Easter from Hive Resources!

I hope you have a wonderful week celebrating our Savior’s resurrection this weekend! I’m not posting very much this week so I can maximize my time with my littles.

We’re reading books about the Easter story, doing some fun activities, and exploring the resurrection with our Easter Story Eggs.

Free printable Easter bookmarks from Hive Resources

Here are some free printable bookmarks you can add to your Easter baskets or Easter cards! Simply click the image above to download (give’em a chance to load) and then print!

He is Risen Indeed! Happy Easter!

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Melissa Deming is the creator of Hive Resources — a site to help women sweeten their walk with Christ through Bible study, ministry and missions resources, and more. She is the author of "Daughters of the King: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Story." Melissa has an M.Div. in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

How the incarnation proves God is at work in you (Flash Freebie!)

Welcome to Hive Resources! The final post in my three-part series on the Incarnation and what it proves to the world about God’s love is over at Desiring Virtue today! But before you check it out, be sure to enter to win the resource I highlighted in this series – On The Incarnation by St. Athanasius!  

I think Alexander Pope got it wrong.

To err is not human – at least not based on the Divine Playwright’s original script.

The meaning of humanity is never more reticent than at Christmas, when we focus on the one Person who took on flesh and demonstrated what true humanity looks like.

The incarnation shows us:

  • Evidence of God’s good character. (The Incarnation speaks to who God is).
  • Evidence of God’s role as Creator! (The Incarnation speaks to what God does).
  • And finally, evidence of God’s purpose in your life. (The incarnation speaks to why God does what he does).

The Christmas story, then, is about more than a miraculous birth and a back-stage pass into heaven. It’s the story of a Good God who created a good world that became corrupted by sin. It’s the story of a Good God who is at work in his creation to restore it back to its original state.

The Christmas story is about what you’re doing here on earth and how God is at work in your life for his glory.

So, how does the incarnation prove that God is at work in our lives?

Head over to Desiring Virtue to read the rest of this post and find out the answer! And don’t forget to enter below!

About

Melissa Deming is the creator of Hive Resources — a site to help women sweeten their walk with Christ through Bible study, ministry and missions resources, and more. She is the author of "Daughters of the King: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Story." Melissa has an M.Div. in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Flash Freebie: Behold the Lamb of God Winner & New Series Promo

Did you win the Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God? Scroll down to find out and discover the Christmas series I’m starting next week on the Incarnation!

Since we just talked about Jesus’ genealogy, let’s do a Flash Freebie of Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God!

This album includes the famous “Matthew’s Begats” song, which traces the line of Jesus through his earthly father, Joseph. (Hive Readers will know that Jesus is related to David through Mary too!)  The “Matthew’s Begats” song will definitely help you and your kids keep all those genealogical records straight! And you’ll have fun doing it! You can’t yawn while singing this song!

For more on this singer-songwriter/author, be sure to check out Redeemed Reader’s recent post by Peterson and the history behind his creative community, The Rabbit Room.

Then hurry back here! You only have a few hours to enter – the contest ends tonight at midnight! (Hence the ‘flash’ part!)

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Next week, I’m starting a new series - Incarnation: Evidence of God’s Love. I’ll be looking at what the incarnation proves to us about God’s character, God’s extraordinary love for his creation, and God’s purposes to restore us to his image.

This series will help you reflect on Christ as the Word Incarnate and not simply a special baby born in a stable! So, bookmark Hive Resources or subscribe today! Don’t miss it!

Merry Christmas! 

 

 

About

Melissa Deming is the creator of Hive Resources — a site to help women sweeten their walk with Christ through Bible study, ministry and missions resources, and more. She is the author of "Daughters of the King: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Story." Melissa has an M.Div. in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Flash Freebie! Winner of William Bennett’s book The True Saint Nicholas announced!

I got so much feedback on my post 4 Ways to Keep St. Nick in Christmas Without Losing the Gospel, that I thought I’d do a Flash Freebie on one of the resources I featured in the post.

I truly enjoyed William Bennett’s book, The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmasand I think you will too! So, I’m giving away one copy of the Kindle version to a lucky Hive Reader! So, enter fast! You only have till midnight tonight! I’ll announce the winner here tomorrow morning!

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Merry Christmas!

About

Melissa Deming is the creator of Hive Resources — a site to help women sweeten their walk with Christ through Bible study, ministry and missions resources, and more. She is the author of "Daughters of the King: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Story." Melissa has an M.Div. in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Ministry Monday: Praying God’s Word for Your Husband {Printable Prayer Cards}

Welcome to Ministry Monday at Hive Resources! This series is for everyday women who minister through the everyday mission fields of life. Posts feature resources and ideas for discipleship, outreach events, women’s ministries, Bible study, hospitality, and more.

Subscribe today so you don’t miss any of it!

Need a great Christmas gift idea for the hubsters?

How about the gift of prayer?

You might not be able to wrap it up and put it under the tree, but it’s a gift given with eternal significance. I can’t think of anything that mirrors the self-giving love that was born in a manager on a Christmas night so long ago.

If you’re game, here’s how you do it.

Get your hands on a copy of Kathi Lipp’s new book, Praying God’s Word for Your Husband.

I heard Kathi speak recently at the Allume conference and I fell in love with her. She had me laughing so hard I was crying. I knew if someone could look at life with a godly perspective without sacrificing humor and joy, I had to read her book! And her book did not disappoint.

Here’s why I love the book:

  • While her book is not a theology book, the author rightly assesses the reasons women do not pray with greater power and offers practical tips for preparing the heart for prayer.
  • The author greatly convicted me to elevate my prayers for my husband as a measure of self-less service.
  • The author provides practical tips for meeting your husband where he is. She uncovers meaty verses that apply to a variety of situations your husband might face – praying when your husband is stressed, overwhelmed, unemployed, when he works too much, when he is struggling with finances, when he doesn’t know God, and when he compares himself to others.
  • The author helps the reader apply God’s Word toward her husband with simple prayers. I was surprised at the specificity that can come from applying the truths of the Psalms to my own husband. I think you will be surprised too! And while her prayers aren’t intended to be used verbatim or as a substitute for mining the truths of God’s Word yourself, they teach the reader how to draw out the main truths behind passages.
Here’s an example from her book:
For when your husband needs to be reminded of God’s love.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.” (Ps. 139:23-24)

PRAYER: “Search and guard his heart, O Lord! Keep him from dangers of the mind, from temptations and lies that will shroud him in darkness. Cast away anxious thoughts that filter the truth, and lead him into the light. Pull away the cobwebs of fear and shine a bright light on his path. Reveal to him your perfect truth. Bring the darkest lies of the enemy into the brightest light where they cannot survive. Guard and guide him always, holy Father, and never, ever let him go.” (Pg. 115).

Here’s what I didn’t like about the book:

  • The book was a little redundant. A few chapters had overlapping material. But if you are reading the book selectively by chapter or topic, this isn’t a big deal.
Overall , I loved Praying God’s Word for Your Husband.  It helped me focus my prayers for my husband and helped me assess any selfish motives driving my prayers for him. It was a quick read and would even make a great gift for a friend or family member.
Inspired to pray for your husband? Here are 4 free printable prayer cards utilizing passages and prayers Kathi Lipp suggests in her book. I hope you’ll print them out and put them on your dashboard, bathroom mirror, or by the kitchen sink.

(Click the image to download FREE printable!)

Merry Christmas!

Today I’m linking up with:

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About

Melissa Deming is the creator of Hive Resources — a site to help women sweeten their walk with Christ through Bible study, ministry and missions resources, and more. She is the author of "Daughters of the King: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Story." Melissa has an M.Div. in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Happy Thanksgiving from Hive Resources

 

Hoping all our Hive Readers have a blessed day with family and friends today! Spend time in prayer, thanking God for the blessings and gifts he’s given you in 2012. Above all, let’s give thanks to God “for He is good and His love endures forever.”

Feel free to snag this image and send a quick email to your loved ones – reminding them how much God loves them this holiday!

And don’t forget to download my free Thanksgiving Notes printable and put them to use on your Thanksgiving Table this year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Melissa

About

Melissa Deming is the creator of Hive Resources — a site to help women sweeten their walk with Christ through Bible study, ministry and missions resources, and more. She is the author of "Daughters of the King: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Story." Melissa has an M.Div. in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.