Question from a mom in Oregon:
"A big question for me is, how do you have a focus on missions when you are in the trenches with a lot of littles?"
Ann Dunagan answers this question by encouraging moms in the value of their role, and how they can be a part of the big-epic mission, even with little ones.
Question from a mom in South Carolina:
"How can I come against feelings of failure as a mom?
Ann Dunagan responds to this question by sharing about the difference between conviction from the Lord and condemnation of the enemy, with encouragement to come against guilt with assurance in God's grace.
In this episode, we're completing our study through the book of Titus, today in Titus 3:8-15. The focus is how to MAINTAIN good works. How do we keep doing what God has called for us to do? How do we even go beyond the maintenance-mode of cultural Christianity and truly ENJOY loving and serving the Lord?
Two key verses are 3:8, "be careful to maintain good works" and 3:14, "and learn to maintain good works."
We're not saved by our self-efforts or by merely doing good things, but God does have "good works" prepared for us to do for His kingdom and His glory.
As we continue our verse-by-verse Bible study, today in Titus 3:1-7, our focus is being prepared for every good work, by putting our hope in God's grace and the blood of Jesus Christ. This edition includes an introduction to The Scarlet Cord, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus (a concise call to world missions, by Jon & Ann Dunagan, available as a FREE eBook download -- http://harvestministry.org/the-scarlet-cord -- listen for details and the DISCOUNT CODE on the podcast).
Highlights in this episode include teaching about daring to OBEY (including an encouragement to wives about attitudes at home), to be READY for every good work, to be SWEET, to be free from sin, and to be full of HOPE.
Titus 3:1 "...to be ready for every good work."
The Q & A section is addresses a few questions from a mom in Oregon -- about discontentment, comparison, and how to work together as a husband and wife.
A mom named Jenny from Washington state asks, "How can I get my husband to pray with me?" Ann Dunagan addresses this question for mission-minded families. How can we encourage our husband to be the spiritual leader he's called to be?
Psalm 133:1-3 "Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity..."
Matthew 6 "When you pray . . . go into your room and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place..."
In this episode, our focus is a mission-minded Bible study in the second-half of Titus Chapter 2, (verses 9-15). Highlights include a few quotes from Elisabeth Elliot, plus a Bible study focus on "exhorting" moms, God's grace and salvation through Jesus, keeping a focus on eternity, and being ZEALOUS for good works.
Following our verse-by-verse study, Ann Dunagan also addresses several practical questions from real-life moms from Louisiana, Indiana, and Washington.
"Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people zealous for good works" (Titus 2:13-14).
As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Titus, today beginning chapter 2, Ann Dunagan discusses the balance between DOING GOOD as busy-at-home moms (in raising and loving our children and families) along with having a passionate heart for the needs of the world. Are we called to love the Lord, or to raise our little ones? Or is it possible to do both?
A key verse is Titus 2:7 which says, "in all things, showing yourself to be a pattern of good works..."
Be sure to see our "P.A.S.S.I.O.N. & Clarity Course for Women" - with training videos, PDF downloads and personal assessment tests -- all FREE. https://missionmindedfamilies.org
In this second episode in the series, Ann Dunagan goes verse by verse through the second half of Titus 1. The focus is not only KNOWING GOD, but obeying Him, being submitted to God, keeping our hearts pure and doing the good works (by Grace) that God has called for us to do.
The podcast also focuses on finding your "PASSION" for God's purposes, looking through an acronym, P.A.S.S.I.O.N. along with Q & A's from real-life moms.
Here's a link to the course recommended (FREE) https://missionmindedfamilies.org
In this episode, we look at the overall theme of the Book of Titus, starting with the first half of Chapter 1 (verse-by-verse, going through Titus 1:1-9). Ann Dunagan shares practical insight for busy-at-home moms, with a practical focus on finding a MISSION statement for your life, and followed by Q & A's from moms.
A key verse is Titus 1:5, "...that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I have commanded you."
Learn how this verse can relate to you as a busy mom learning to train your kids to seek God personally in their lives.
In this final Mission-Minded Families interview on Revive Our Hearts (hosted by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - now Mrs. Nancy Wolgemuth), Ann Dunagan talks with Nancy about family stories and the importance of raising our children as arrows for God's purposes. Topics include balancing missions and motherhood, releasing our kids to God, and wholehearted surrender to the Lord.
"I was naked and you clothed me . . . "
On today's episode, we're featuring Ann Dunagan's interview with Nancy Leigh DeMoss - Now Mrs. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth on Revive Our Hearts (part 2 of 3). The focus is encouraging Mission-Minded Families, and having a heart of compassion for orphans and the poor, highlighting the words of Jesus, "I was naked and you clothed Me..."
In this previously recorded interview with Revive Our Hearts (an international women's radio ministry hosted by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - now Mrs. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth), Ann Dunagan shares the vision for Mission-Minded Families. This session, Part 1 of 3, is focused on "Releasing Your Children's Talents." As parents, let's remember that "Missions is not just for missionaries; God's call is for all."
How can we pray more effectively as busy moms? Ann Dunagan looks at strategic keys for busy moms from the Lord's PRAYER -- from Matthew 6:9-13. How did Jesus teach us to pray? How can we pray more effectively? How can we be more honest before God in prayer? Join Ann for this week's episode of Mission-Minded Families.
Note: Bible memory pictures (teaching pages and flash cards) are available for these verses of The Lord's Prayer -- at http://daringdaughters.org/bible-pictures and also on iTunes.
Get inspired and encouraged to get into God's Word, the Bible. Ann Dunagan, mom of 7 and author of The Mission-Minded Family shares practical ideas for busy moms, without condemnation.
NOTE: Bible memory picture cards are available (FREE -- in PDF files) for Psalm 23 at http://daringdaughters.org/bible-pictures
Be encouraged as Ann Dunagan, author of The Mission-Minded Family and mom or 7, brings a word of encouragement and practical advice, especially for busy-at-home moms, to spend time with the Lord in prayer (without condemnation).
Ann Dunagan concludes our Bible study in Psalm 91, with our third message focusing on PARENTING by Faith not Fear.
Today, Ann encourages busy-at-home moms with a Bible study in Psalm 91:6-12 and a practical focus on PARENTING by Faith not Fear (part 2).
How can you live by FAITH, not be FEAR. Learn keys for mission-minded parenting with Ann Dunagan, mom of 7 and author of The Mission-Minded Family.
In this 4-minute mini-podcast, a mom asks,
"How can we begin to prepare our hearts to raise a mission-minded child, when we're expecting a baby? Can we begin during pregnancy?"
A busy mom asks,
"How can I guard my marriage, when I'm so busy with little ones?"
In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan answers this question with encouragement about the priority of marriage in our busy lives as moms.
Do you sometimes wake up feeling weak, grumpy and inadequate? Today, we're continuing our study on Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective, today we are in verses 24 through 27, focusing on fruitfulness in your life and making PROGRESS for the LORD from the inside-out.
Proverbs 31:25 tells us, "Strength and honor are her clothing and she will rejoice in time to come." Let's clothe ourselves with God's strength and God's grace . . . and live in JOY as God's virtuous mission-minded women!
Join Ann Dunagan as we continue with our 4th lesson in Proverbs 31, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Today, we're in verses 18-23 -- with a focus on having a PASSION for your Marriage and Home -- plus a bit extra about living by faith not fear and being a warrior in prayer, not a worrier.
Today, we're continuing our Bible study in Proverbs 31. Join Ann Dunagan as she will encourage you from God's Word. We're learning about The Virtuous Woman, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Our focus is on PRIORITIES of a mom and being empowered and strengthened by God's grace.
Continuing our study about Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective. THis week, our focus is having compassion and generosity for the POOR and being obedient to "Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth and judge righteously and PLEED the cause of the poor and needy."
Ann Dunagan addresses these needs with a practical focus, especially for the busy-at-home mom and her family. What could you do? How can you help? Come listen and be encouraged!
In this episode, Ann Dunagan introduces the first, but lesser-known godly woman referred to in Proverbs 31: it's the MOTHER, who is giving her strong advice and counsel to her son, who later became the king.
As we begin this new 6-week series on Proverbs 31, we discuss the importance of teaching biblical and personal convictions to our kids and having a high standard of love and example as Mission-Minded Families. As we study Proverbs 31:1-5, we consider the strong testimony of Missionary Hero and Olympic Gold Medalist, Eric Liddell (and his personal conviction about not running on Sunday), along with a personal conviction regarding alcohol - including five good reasons for Mission-Minded Families to abstain.