Proverbs 31 Ministries

By Lysa TerKeurst

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Bringing God’s peace, perspective, and purpose to today’s busy woman.

Episode Date
Introducing The Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast
Biblical truth for any girl in any season. Because we all need to know the Truth and live the Truth.
Jun 22, 2018
Operating in and With God's Love
What if I told you that sometimes feeling insecure and inadequate is a good thing?
Jun 22, 2018
Loving God With Our Heart
Do you make decisions with your head or your heart?
Jun 21, 2018
Remedy for a Stale Prayer Life
Do you ever feel like your prayer life is a little stale?
Jun 20, 2018
Good For What?
Romans 8:28 says that God works all things together for good for those that love God and are called according to His purposes.
Jun 19, 2018
As I Sat
I'll be honest ... for years I struggled during difficult times with what to say when I prayed.
Jun 18, 2018
Grandpa's Advice
When I was born, my grandfather gave my dad some really great advice.
Jun 15, 2018
The Surprise of Possibility
Recently a friend asked, "If the Bible were being written today, would our names be in it?"
Jun 14, 2018
Above the Clouds
I had to travel for work recently, and when my plane took off, the weather was messy and dreary.
Jun 13, 2018
Spiritual Frustration
Recently, I've been studying what causes people to feel frustrated spiritually. The top two reasons are Bible study and prayer.
Jun 12, 2018
Have you ever heard someone say, "The Lord helps those who help themselves"?
Jun 11, 2018
Feeling Significant
Have you ever looked to others for significance and self-worth? I sure do wish they'd notice all that I do around here! I sure do wish someone would say something nice about me.
Jun 08, 2018
The Promise Maker
Don't you just love that we serve a God who is a Promise-Maker? But sometimes, our lives don't look as promising as we'd like, right? Things we hoped for or wanted don't materialize.
Jun 07, 2018
Our First Love
Don't you just love a good love story? You know, the kind that makes your heart beat fast as you're not quite sure whether the guy will eventually get the girl.
Jun 06, 2018
I have a friend who has a gift for being herself. She's not necessarily perfect nor is she overly confident.
Jun 05, 2018
Have You Given Up?
Have you ever resigned yourself to not being able to do something? I know I've done this way too often.
Jun 04, 2018
Growing up Overnight
Cooper, my oldest son, is in the fun but bittersweet phase where growth spurts seem to happen overnight.
Jun 01, 2018
Criticism Hurts
It was one of those voicemails that left me wondering, "Why me? Why today?"
May 31, 2018
The last time I was at the airport, I signed up for their pre-approved flyer program. They scanned my fingerprint and did a background check.
May 30, 2018
No More Labels
I was feeling like a mess. For months, my messy closet was a constant source of stress. Every day I walked in and out thinking, "I'm just a mess!"
May 29, 2018
Time To Do Something
I have an app on my phone that often tells me to drink water, stand up or go for a walk.
May 28, 2018
Problems, Problems
I sat at my desk truly feeling the desire to cry. A problem I was trying to figure out led to another that led to a whole can of worms being opened.
May 25, 2018
Wrong Answers
Have you ever heard someone say that there are no wrong answers? Man, I like the sound of that. But unfortunately, there are wrong answers when we misinterpret God's Word.
May 24, 2018
How Much Will This Choice Really Cost Me?
Don't you wish we could see the cost of our choices as clearly as a price tag on items in a store?
May 23, 2018
Why is it that the hardest person for me to be honest with is myself? I really like when I can see the good in situations and in people, but sometimes I need to allow myself to see the not so good in people. Sometimes the glass really is half empty.
May 21, 2018
It Could Be Worse
I noticed not long ago that a friend of mine was really struggling.When I asked her what was going on, she said, "Oh, it's nothing. I mean, it could be worse."
May 18, 2018
Christians Acting Ugly
I saw an online discussion recently that shocked me. Their comments were judgmental, harsh and condemning. And the saddest part? These were Christians attacking another Christian.
May 17, 2018
I Really Like Me
I can't believe I'm going to admit this, but I really, really like me.
May 16, 2018
Devastated But Not Destroyed
The news I'd just received crushed me.
May 15, 2018
The Not So Secret Secret
My husband is a sucker for sleight of hand tricks.
May 14, 2018
Self Control
Have you ever been in a discussion when suddenly your blood pressure skyrockets, and the worst version of you begs to come out?
May 09, 2018
Putting Ourselves Last
Not long ago, I asked a friend of mine who's in a hard season how he is doing, and he said, "I just don't know how to put God first in my life."
May 08, 2018
Wanting What Others Have
Have you ever wanted what other people have?
May 07, 2018
God's Love
Do you ever feel desperate for love? I remember twirling for my daddy when I was a little girl wishing I could know that he loved me
May 03, 2018
Middle School Wisdom
"Mom, it's just not working. I keep practicing and practicing, but I'm not getting better."
May 02, 2018
Tears of Love
Are you dealing with loss, heartache or grief? For someone who is no longer in your life?
Apr 30, 2018
What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say
When one of my good friends found out her cancer was back, I was so heartbroken.
Apr 27, 2018
Not Quite Ready
It's getting warmer, but my body isn't quite ready for swimsuit season. There are lots of reason I added on the pounds, and quite a few reasons I wasn't able to take them off.
Apr 26, 2018
The Final Say
Do you have an area of your life that feels impossibly dead? It's so hard when we find ourselves walking through devastating circumstances that appear like they'll never get any better.
Apr 25, 2018
The Sweetness of Heaven
My grandmother just celebrated her 89th birthday. Celebrating her day, I asked her what she wanted for this next year. She plainly said, "Well, I'd like to enjoy this year and make it to 90, and after that, I'm ready to go home."
Apr 24, 2018
The Christian Checklist
It's easy to reduce Christianity to a label, a lingo and a lifestyle.
Apr 23, 2018
Not Alone
I'm a self-proclaimed introvert. I love to go shopping by myself or eat a meal alone. But I also know what it's like to be lonely.
Apr 20, 2018
Alone With Lies
The more alone we get with lies, the more confused we become.
Apr 19, 2018
Not Listening
Recently, I was wearing my earphones and listening to a podcast in the same room where my boys were watching a movie.
Apr 19, 2018
Unrush Me
It started with a desperate prayer, "Lord unrush me." I stood at the sink trying to process the stabbing feeling in my chest. I had so much pulling at me, and really no time to enjoy any of it.
Apr 17, 2018
Wonder Woman
Our family loved the movie Wonder Woman.
Apr 16, 2018
Stopping Sin in it's Tracks
We all struggle with sin. We don't like to acknowledge it. We'd rather hide it. But eventually we must confront our sins, or we'll become consumed by them.
Apr 13, 2018
Peaceful, Easy Feeling
A friend of mine is in a really hard place and she said, "I just thought it would be easier."
Apr 12, 2018
The God of the Impossible
Are you facing an impossible situation? I love the Old Testament story of the Israelites taking possession of the land of Jericho.
Apr 11, 2018
Holes in the Knees
Last week, Tate, my youngest, had to wear dress pants to school.
Apr 10, 2018
Our Promise-Keeping God
Do difficult circumstances ever tempt you to doubt God? We've all walked through seasons where our circumstances don't seem to line up with God's promises.
Apr 09, 2018
Newborn Mom
I really didn't like kids. Curious confession from a mom of four boys, huh? The truth is, I like my kids now.
Apr 06, 2018
Our Handbook for Living
Do you have a decision you are facing where you need some guidance? We must be sure we find guidance for our decisions using Scripture.
Apr 05, 2018
What Community Does
I sat at my computer in the spit-up stained clothes I'd had on for the last three days.
Apr 04, 2018
Your Pause
I don't believe in chance. I don't believe our lives are filled with random occurrences. I don't think we're supposed to brush past, rush away from and forget others so easily.
Apr 03, 2018
Puppy Problems
Our boys had been asking us for a puppy for over a year.
Apr 02, 2018
Rushing Past God's Goodness
Are we rushing past God's goodness?
Mar 30, 2018
Who Am I
There are two great questions of humanity: Who am I and who is God?
Mar 29, 2018
Using Wisdom Against Worry
I woke up worried today. Instead of starting my day with panic, I turned to Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
Mar 28, 2018
He Lacks Nothing
One of my favorite scriptures is John 4. The story of the woman at the well.
Mar 27, 2018
Finding True Happiness
How many times have I wanted something so badly, yet when I got it, I realized I still had an unmet longing in my soul?
Mar 26, 2018
Starting Small
Have you ever believed the problems of the world were too big for you to make a difference?
Mar 23, 2018
Filled With Junk
Not long ago, my son Ryder chose a snack without asking me, and it was the sugary, fake variety.
Mar 21, 2018
Jesus Didn't Rush
I recently stood at my kitchen sink and cried. I was exhausted and knew I needed to slow down, but I had so much to do. I knew the exact person I needed to look to for advice: Jesus!
Mar 20, 2018
New Life to Old Buildings
There is an empty building in our town because one of the box stores abandoned it for a newer, bigger location down the road.
Mar 19, 2018
Shining the Light of Jesus
Is a difficult situation pressing in on you? Jesus came to be "The Light of the World." But for this to happen, the prophecy of his beating, death and resurrection had to be fulfilled. His greatest hardship became our greatest hope.
Mar 16, 2018
Spiritual Check-Up
How do you know when you are getting sick?​ Maybe you start to feel a specific symptom like a nagging headache or fiery, red throat. Maybe you just kind of ache all over or a fever signals that something isn't right.
Mar 15, 2018
The Gift of Loneliness
Loneliness can be a gift. I know how painful it can be to feel alone. But God showed me one day that He has gifts tucked into my times of loneliness.
Mar 14, 2018
Stored in a Safe Place
I have a terrible habit of hiding important things, things I don't want to lose, in a good, safe place.
Mar 13, 2018
Setting Mini-Goals
Do you sometimes feel defeated? Maybe it's a frustration at work or a number on the scale that almost made you cry. I understand. But, can I encourage you? Even in the midst of hard days, you can be victorious.
Mar 12, 2018
Heavenly Worship
Not long ago I went to a youth conference where one of the musical guests was a rapper.
Mar 09, 2018
3 Questions We Must Ask Before Reacting
My heart raced as I saw a certain number pop up on my phone.
Mar 08, 2018
The Grace of Warning
I like to think I'm a pretty agreeable, happy-to-please kind of gal.
Mar 07, 2018
Grace Instead of Judgement
How differently might our lives be if we didn't have to fear the harsh criticisms?
Mar 06, 2018
Gift Return
I was headed to the store to return a gift my son received that didn't quite work out.
Mar 05, 2018
Change the World With Your Words
We can change the world with the words we say.
Mar 02, 2018
I live just outside Atlanta, and a few years ago, we got hit with some pretty dicey winter weather.
Mar 01, 2018
Honoring God With Our Actions
I came across a quote one day that really challenged me. It said, "Who you are speaks so loudly, I can barely hear what you're saying." ​
Feb 28, 2018
Completely Paid
Last year, Chad and I finally paid off our SUV.
Feb 27, 2018
The Powerful Name of Jesus
Satan wants us to be afraid. I'm not talking about the healthy kind of fear that keeps us safe. No, I'm referring to that horrible kind of fear that whispers worst-case scenarios.
Feb 26, 2018
Customized for You
Last time we were at the mall, we went into one of those stores with the really rad massage chairs with our boys.
Feb 23, 2018
Sharing Jesus
Everyone deserves to hear about Jesus sooner rather than later. And the most effective salvation message to share with others is our history with Jesus.
Feb 22, 2018
The Gift of a Friend
In Luke chapter 1, the angel tells Mary that she will have a son, the Savior of the world, and as proof that God does miraculous things, the angel tells Mary that her once-barren cousin Elizabeth is pregnant too.
Feb 21, 2018
The Enemy's Greatest Desire
Satan's greatest desire is to separate us from God.
Feb 20, 2018
A Family Heirloom
My 90-year-old grandfather recently gave my oldest son one of his old watches.
Feb 19, 2018
God is the Faithful One
Are you in the midst of overwhelming circumstances?
Feb 16, 2018
A Poison that Spreads
Recently, my guys have gotten really into fort-building in the backyard. Unfortunately, they also got into some poison ivy.
Feb 15, 2018
A Certainty Above Every Circumstance
Have you ever found yourself wondering, "How can a good God let this happen?"
Feb 14, 2018
Half-lit Christmas Tree
Before we packed away our Christmas tree last year, we noticed that several strands of lights had partially gone out.
Feb 13, 2018
Perfectly Equipped
Do you ever doubt that God can use you?
Feb 12, 2018
Feb 09, 2018
I've lost count of the number of times I needed to ask God for a do-over.
Feb 09, 2018
Putting Trust in This World
No matter how many precautions we take, the truth is, nothing in life is certain.
Feb 08, 2018
Change is Hard
I began this year with a serious commitment to eating healthy. And then I got really, really sick.
Feb 07, 2018
Seeing God
Every day holds the opportunity to see God.
Feb 06, 2018
The ALL of I Am
Do you ever feel like the God who walks through life with you isn't the same God who spoke to the saints of Scripture?
Feb 05, 2018
When a Blessing Stings
It's a blessing to know God can do all things. But when God chooses not to do something I desperately want Him to do, that same blessing stings.
Feb 02, 2018
Re-aligning our Desires
The weatherman was calling for nearly four inches of snow.
Feb 01, 2018
The Power of Simple Words of Love
I didn't want anything to do with God.
Jan 31, 2018
The Love Behind the Law
I have the disease to please.
Jan 30, 2018
God's Sovereign Protection
Sometimes God's power is shown as much in preventing things as it is in making them happen.
Jan 29, 2018