1st Peter Day 11 // Boot Camp

I want to thank you for being with me in this journey through the first letter of Peter. 

The overall themes in this letter are easy to see: humility, discipline, strength, and endurance. These things are brought up in today’s passage. It takes humility so that we may be one day exalted. It also takes humility to cast all of our anxieties onto the Lord because we have to acknowledge that we can’t solve our problems without His help.

1st Peter Day 10 // A Lesson in Leadership

What makes a good leader? Today’s passage from 1 Peter addresses church leaders, but I think it can be easily applied to today because it talks about the qualities of a good leader: being responsible of the people you overlook, but not asserting your authority too much.

1st Peter Day 9 // Trial by Fire

Why does a God who is supposed to be all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving allow human beings to suffer? This question gets brought up by Christians and non-believers alike. There aren’t any easy answers, to be honest. Humans were born with a tendency to sin ever since the original sin of Adam and Eve.

1st Peter Day 8 // Discipline and Strength

One of my favorite movies growing up was Disney’s Mulan. One of the more well-loved parts of the movie was the training montage in the military camp that Mulan joins under the guise of a man named Ping. Shang shoots an arrow to the top of a tall pole and holds two weights: one representing discipline, the other representing strength. Every soldier in the camp had to try to climb to the arrow while carrying those two weights.

1st Peter Day 7 // Suffering With Christ

When I was a kid, one of my favorite shows to watch was Veggietales. One of the stories from the Veggietales series was inspired by the story of Daniel’s friends Shadrach, Meschach, and Abendego, who called Rack, Shack, and Benny in this kid-friendly retelling. The three boys worked in a chocolate bunny factory and were promoted to factory managers when they decided not to eat as many bunnies as their co-workers.

1st Peter Day 6 // Leading by Example

We’ve all rolled our eyes at that passage from Ephesians about wives being subject to their husbands. We live in an age where women don’t have to depend on a man to get what they need and we can dress however we want to. So why on Earth is Peter asking wives to accept the authority of their husbands and to not adorn themselves by dressing nicely?

Art for the Heart // John 10:27-28

This is "Art for the Heart". Each Sunday we create + share a new lock screen for your smart phone or tablet featuring a thought for the week. We access our devices constantly - so that means this is a great way to constantly see God's inspiration & love. 

We encourage you to share it with your family & friends on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest too! 

Don't forget to use #HOMWF when sharing Heart of Mary with others :)

  Image by Alba Valdes

Image by Alba Valdes

1st Peter Day 5 // Strength in Adversity

Today’s passage is going to make you feel uncomfortable. I’m not gonna lie. I had some trouble getting my head around the fact that Peter wasn’t preaching civil disobedience and told slaves to be obedient to their masters.

1st Peter Day 4 // Rock Solid

The name Peter, as many of us know, comes from the Greek word “petros,” meaning “rock.” I used to joke that the name had a double meaning, referring to Peter being the foundation of the Church and referring to Peter’s rock-thick head.

1st Peter Day 3 // Purified for an Everlasting Love

My absolute favorite fairy tale is and always will be Beauty and the Beast. The Disney version that came out in 1991 is still my favorite Disney movie. I love that the Beast had to win Belle’s love by saving her life and being her friend. Eventually, he loved her enough to let her go. It wasn’t until Belle came back and told him how she loved him that the Beast turned into a prince.

1st Peter Day 2 // Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

It doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun. We’re all grown ups here, and yet he asks us to act like obedient children. However, he gives us a reason as to why we need to be living holy lives.We don’t discipline ourselves just because a government or some other kind of authority figure says so. We don’t do it for any sense of personal gain. We don’t even do it just because it makes us feel good. We do it for the greater glory of God. We do it because we are saved by Christ.

1st Peter Day 1 // Inheritance

The word “inheritance” means that you get something that belongs to an older generation, usually at the death of a family member. My mother, for example, inherited some property after my grandfather passed away. The inheritance that Peter describes in today’s passage, however, is a little bit different.

Music Playlist // 1st Peter

Hello Sisters!

Here is your access to our 1st Peter music playlist: 

There have been many comments from our readers that music links & videos we occasionally list in our blog posts have helped encourage your walk with the Lord; even bringing some of you back to listening to faith-centered music. Inspired by this, we will now feature study themed playlists hosted on Spotify. 

So without further adieu, here is the First Peter bible study playlist! Listen on your in your car or at the gym using your phone with the free Spotify app; listen on your computer while at work or studying with the free Spotify web player!!

Click here to listen!

1st Peter // Introduction-Living a Christ Filled Life

Many people have this misconception that having a life in faith is easy, borderline childish, naive, and stupid. In reality, life as a Christian is a constant challenge. For one thing, God constantly pushes us outside of our comfort zones and asks us change

Art for the Heart // 1st Peter 5:7

This is "Art for the Heart". Each Sunday we create + share a new lock screen for your smart phone or tablet (or both), and/or desktop screen saver, featuring a thought for the week. We access our devices constantly - so that means this is a great way to constantly see God's inspiration & love. 

We encourage you to share it with your family & friends on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest too!

Don't forget to use #HOMWF when sharing Heart of Mary with others :)