Writing the Word: Proverbs – May 2018

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on April 30, 2018

Writing the Word – Proverbs

 

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Hey yall! Happy May!

 

So far in this year alone, we have had the opportunity to write the entire Sermon on the Mount (Jesus’ longest recorded teaching), the Psalms of Ascent, and the entire book of Ephesians! Not bad just four full months into this year!

 

This month we will be writing out of the book of Proverbs! YALL – I have loved putting this schedule together, and I really think you’re going to love writing Proverbs this month! As we write a passage from each chapter of Proverbs, I would like to encourage you to read the chapter we are writing in that day, then write the passage assigned. It won’t take you long to read the chapter, and it will provide the proper context for the passage we will be writing #worthit. After that, don’t forget to really dwell on what you wrote that day. Keep it in your mind as you go about your day and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart about what His Word says. I pray that we will enjoy the adventure of walking with God and that we will allow ourselves to be fully immersed in Him and His Word this month!

 

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Friday’s Favorite Five – Week 1

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on April 27, 2018

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Happy Friday, yall! I am so excited to start a brand new weekly series here on The Pineapple Porch called Friday’s Favorite Five! Each week I, or another TPP writer, will let you know what our five favorites of the week are! Hopefully this will be a fun little happy for you to look forward to at the end of each week. And hopefully, you will find lots of new things you love through our Friday’s Favorite Five!

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April Writing the Word: The Sermon on the Mount

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on March 31, 2018

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This month we are writing the very words of Jesus. I hope that excites your soul in a way nothing else can. The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ longest recorded teaching spanning 3 chapters and over 100 verses. Jesus teaches us how to live as Kingdom-minded people, how to love, and how to live for His glory. This is going to be an incredible month.

Thank you for writing along with us! We cannot tell you how honored we are to be on this journey with you.

Happy writing!

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March Writing the Word: Psalms of Ascent

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on February 28, 2018

March Writing the Word: Psalms of Ascent


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It’s time for our March writing the Word! First off, I want to say congrats to those who wrote the book of Ephesians with us these past two months! It was an amazing journey of writing. The start of each month is super exciting for us over here on The Porch and I am especially excited about our theme this month – we are writing the Psalms of Ascent!

The Psalms of Ascent (Psalm 120-134) were sung by worshippers of God as they journeyed together to Jerusalem for their annual feasts and celebrations. These Psalms are steeped in history and meaning, yet they are still practical for us today. I love what Beth Moore says of these Psalms, “Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 psalms model how we can voice our own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us.” I can think of no better time to write these Psalms than now, the month leading right to Easter!  Continue Reading

Shop The Pineapple Porch! — Huge Announcement!

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on February 23, 2018

The Pineapple Porch is opening an online clothing boutique: Shop The Pineapple Porch!

 

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Years ago I felt a calling from the Lord to create a little space on the internet that simply encouraged women. I wanted to remind myself and others that He made us to further His Kingdom through our unique passions, dreams, current location, childhood, jobs, stories and our own specific contexts. The Pineapple Porch blog was birthed out of that. From stories of ladies following the Lord, writing the Word schedules, interviews, and devotionals to fitness inspo, DIYs, recipes, home decor/hospitality, and good books, the underlying cause is always for ladies to encourage each other in “doing everything for the glory of God” in their own lives. My heart was to have a place that had nothing to do with competition and everything to do with championing each other to live for Jesus in every single aspect of our lives.

The Pineapple Porch boutique is simply an extension of that heart. I want to encourage women to radiate inside and out through the simplest of needs, clothing and day-to-day life. So often today we see retouched photos, clothing sizes shrinking, and plastic surgery becoming the norm – all seemingly to keep up with “the girl next door”. In my own little corner of the world, I refuse to allow Satan to deceive me and my community into the cancer of comparison. My heart is to have a place that is encouraging, empowering, and completely free from competition with our own sisters in Christ. We don’t have time for distractions from the enemy or to focus on what someone else is doing or why we don’t have what she does – we have our own calling God, and I desperately want to empower women to focus in on that.

So we are more than a lifestyle blog and more than a clothing store. But, just like Lydia provided for the early church through selling clothes, and Paul supported His ministry through tent making, my heart is the daughters of God will be encouraged through this little blog and now clothing boutique. So head over to shopthepineappleporch.com to sign up for email updates on opening (which is SOON) and also an exclusive coupon code!

Thank you so much for following along and we cannot wait for what is next!

 

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(shoutout to Wildroot Photo for the incredible photos!)

 

 

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January 2018: Writing Ephesians

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on December 31, 2017

January & February  2018 – Writing Ephesians


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Happy New Year!

 

I hope your 2017 was filled with joy and happiness! Looking forward to 2018 and to writing Ephesians, if there is one thing I pray for myself and for you, it is Psalm 119:10-12

 

“I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees.” Psalm 119:10-12 

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My Best Books and Bible Studies of 2017

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on December 20, 2017

My Best Books and Bible Studies of 2017

 

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Best Books and Bible Studies of 2017. — Hey neighbors! Thanks for stopping by The Pineapple Porch! So anyone else still looking for some Christmas gifts? If you are, you came to the right place!

 

In my opinion, books are one of the best gifts you can get (and receive), and I have a great list for you! This list is compiled from the books I have read and enjoyed (if I didn’t like the book, I didn’t include it on the list) over 2017. First, you’ll find a list with a link to Amazon where you can read the book synopsis and add to your cart (through these links, you should be able to get any of these books before Christmas). Then, below that list, I will explain what each book is about and what I enjoyed about it. Lastly, in bold, you’ll see who I recommend the book for (example: the hostess, the history buff, etc).

 

My hope for you is that you will find some great gifts and maybe even some books for you to read for the new year! This list covers fiction, memoirs, Christian lifestyle, history, Bible study workbooks, devotionals, and more!

 

Let’s jump in! Happy reading and happy shopping, yall!

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Christmas Writing the Word Giveaway Winner

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on December 5, 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Christmas Writing the Word giveaway! I love doing giveaways, and I wish I could give a journal to each and every one of you who reads The Pineapple Porch! Although I may not be able to give something to everyone, I plan to have plenty of giveaways throughout the coming months so make sure you are subscribed by email (you can do that by entering your email in the right column on the homepage). And, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @thepineappleporchblog for updates, Insta-stories, and graphics from the latest posts! Also, while you’re on Instagram, make sure send me a DM or comment on a recent photo, I love interacting with you guys!

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