Have an Attitude of Gratitude (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset: Day 4 of 4)

We have been learning how to get a keep a Godly mindset in 2017.  We have learned about being positive, choosing peace, and daring to hope.  Today, I want us to ask ourselves, “Am I grateful for the things I have?”  Do my thoughts and actions show an attitude and heart of thanks or am I filled with complaints and hurts? Colossians 2:6-7  Therefore as you … Continue reading Have an Attitude of Gratitude (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset: Day 4 of 4)

Throwback Thursday: Living a Christ-Centered Life

Originally posted on September 18, 2014 I am listening to the audio version of The Shack by William P. Young, and one concept from yesterday’s reading (listening) really got me thinking. [Yes, I realize that it is a fiction book; however there are some great insights in there.]  God doesn’t want to be the top of our hierarchy pyramid, he wants to be the center … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Living a Christ-Centered Life

Throwback Thursday: Jealous Thoughts and Assumptions

Yeah…it is Throwback Thursday here at Missy Baroff Ministries.  It is the time, we take a look back at some of my favorite posts.  Today I will be sharing one of my first ever blog posts, and one that is very close to my heart.  I pray it blesses you. How to Thwart Jealousies and Assumptions (April 9, 2013) I would like to take the … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Jealous Thoughts and Assumptions

Throwback Thursday: Even Though I Walk Through the Valley

Even Though I Walk Through the Valley-originally posted on May 23, 2013 Psalms 23:1-4:  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Even Though I Walk Through the Valley

Throw Back Thursday: Confessions of a Book Nerd

For awhile now, I have been wanting to start a new feature here on Getting Real: Throwback Thursdays.  I thought it would be great to go back and find some of my favorite posts and “reshare” them.  I know I have a hard time staying up to date on the current blogs let alone what anyone wrote before I started following them.  So, I am really excited about this new feature!!!! Continue reading “Throw Back Thursday: Confessions of a Book Nerd”

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing

I just love, love, love God’s confirmation.

As you all well know, the matter of service has been on my heart for a few months, or more like a year.  Last October, in a morning Bible study, I was overcome by Matthew 25, The Final Judgment, in which it explains how the nations will be separated…those who served…and those who didn’t.  I have not been able to shake these verses and all year I have been looking for different ways to serve. Continue reading “Be Blessed and Be a Blessing”

Reblog Friday: Countering Culture

I know it is Reblog Friday, but I have been bad this week and haven’t had much time to visit other sites.  So, I will do a modified “reblog” and share an excerpt out of David Platt’s Counter Culture that has been on my mind for a few weeks now as the ISIS issues intensify, the whole Iran debacle takes us further from God’s protection … Continue reading Reblog Friday: Countering Culture

Truth or Consequence: The Choice is Yours

Today, we will finally wrap up this mini-series on marriage.  Woo-Hoo!  I know some, maybe even most, of you are glad for this one to be ending as talking about marriage is not always fun.  But, I do pray, that this somehow reminded and inspired you to be the husband or wife God designed you to be.   Anyway, yesterday we began talking that this … Continue reading Truth or Consequence: The Choice is Yours

Tracing It Back to Adam and Eve

In these couple of weeks we have been talking marriage.  Well, rather, God’s design for marriage.  Yesterday we started to take a look at the reasons I believe God’s design for marriage is not working in today’s modern culture. Let me just clarify: There is not a problem with God’s design, there is a problem with lack of implementation of His design. The fourth reason I … Continue reading Tracing It Back to Adam and Eve

What Does It Mean to be the Head of a Household?

Yesterday, I stated my opinion that God’s design for marriage was for men and women (both made in the image of God) to leave their parents and be joined together in order to multiply.   Once married, men are to love their wives as Christ loves the church and be the head of their households; women are to love their husbands as the church loves Christ … Continue reading What Does It Mean to be the Head of a Household?