Do You Know You Might be Missing a Lot of What Keepers has for You?

Posted by Lori Merrill, Leigh Ann Hudson, Steph Whitley on 09/26/2017


Do you know if you aren’t connected with us on Facebook and Instagram, you are missing multiple posts every week? Posts on spiritual growth, friendships, marriage, parenting, life struggles, encouragement, recipes, and prayers that can bring truth, encouragement, and focus to our daily lives.

You can connect with us on Facebook at Keepers Ministry, and Pinterest and Instagram @keepersministry. 

The best way to tell you what you’ve been missing is to show you so I’ve included just a few recent posts below from both Steph Whitley and Lori Merrill. So connect with us today and grow even deeper with our Keepers family and your relationship with God.

Exalting Him, Leigh Ann Hudson


There are women who grab our attention because of their looks, the way they dress, their glamour or their personality. Then there are women that grab our attention because we know there is something different about them. A contentment-whether they have or don't have. A peace-in the midst of calm or crisis. A confidence-not in themselves, but in Who they love and serve.

 #truebeauty is seen (visibly & invisibly) in a woman who loves God with all of her being. Which will you and I choose to be? 

And you shall love the Lord You God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. (Mark 12:30) 

Lord, give us a passion for chasing hard after you so we will be women who glorify you and reflect true beauty! 

In His Love, Lori


I don't know about you, but sometimes I can pinpoint why I am in a "funk" or down & sometimes I can't. And now that I am in my forties, sometimes I am weepy for no reason. Oh brother! 

Here are a few questions I like to ask myself:

  1. Am I overextended with my schedule, or do I have margin in my schedule to do something I love often?
  2. Am I living unrestrained, or am I giving my body healthy food & making exercise a priority?
  3. Am I focusing on all of the negatives in my life, or am I attempting to look for the positive?
  4. Am I feeling isolated, or am I reaching out to connect with my friends?
  5. Am I losing hope about my circumstances, or am I purposefully placing my confidence & hope in God. 

No matter what the reason for my funk, I like to pray and ask the Lord to encourage me somehow for that day and then watch for His encouragement.  

On your down days, may God lift your head, steady you, strengthen you, uphold you, & bring you out of your distress. May He renew your hope once again.

You are so loved. ~ Steph


A woman who understands that her job is to intercede through prayer on behalf of herself, her husband, her children, & others is to be feared.

A woman that knows, even at her best, she is nothing compared to God's intervention; is to be admired.

A woman who will take to her knees in prayer rather than rant, is a woman of power. 

A woman who understands action can simply be communication with the One who holds all things under His dominion is a woman who is wise.

Which woman will you be? 

Lord, help us to value prayer because we know without it we are just women running through life without direction. Pray without ceasing. (1 Thes 5: 17) #truebeauty 

In His love, Lori Merrill


As a young mom, I learned how to order my priorities: 1) God 2) family 3) home 4) others. But when my children all began attending school, I overextended myself outside of the home.

When my people returned home, they were not getting my best version. Most days I had used most of my mental energy on others.

And you may wonder how I could have gotten so off track with my priorities.
I would convince my hubby and myself that I needed to continue because my work was fruitful.

But here's the deal... I was focused more on "doing" for the Lord than "connecting" with the Lord. Yes, we can do good things like serve at the school, serve at the church, or serve in our community.

These are all great things. But we need to keep checking ourselves often & asking ourselves these 2 questions:

  1. Can I add this to my schedule and have enough mental energy for my family?
  2. Do I have enough margin in my schedule to take time for myself to recharge?

God, help us to check our schedules often. Help us to direct our energies wisely. Help us to give our families our best version. And last of all, help us to be famous at home. ~ Steph (post inspired by Called to be a Keeper)


The question we must dare to ask ourselves is, "How content am I?"

Paul said, Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. (Philippians 4:11-12)
According to Webster's Dictionary the word content means, "Satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else."

A woman of true beauty is a woman who is content with what God has given her.

Lord, help us to learn from the examples of Jesus and Paul what true contentment looks like. And Lord, help us to grow to realize that true contentment comes when our heart, mind and soul are focused on You.

In His Love, Lori Merrill



Diana Says:
September 26th, 2017 at 9:17 am
Very good

Leigh Ann Hudson Says:
September 27th, 2017 at 3:03 pm
Thank you Diana! We are so glad you enjoyed these writings and took the time to write and encourage us. We are abundantly blessed to have women like Steph and Lori who have a passion for Gods Word and are wise, insightful writers who use their gifts to glorify God.
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