Live at Peace with One Another

“Should you put this away, mommy?” came the voice of my son. He was standing in the middle of a room littered with blocks, Paw Patrol figures, pretend tools, and random kitchen items turned toys, holding a small bottle of eye drops in his little outstretched hand. Eye drops that I used before he woke […]

Read More

From “Busy” to “Do the Next Good Work”

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10 NIV) “Let me give you a tour of my house that was spotless a mere 36 hours ago,” begins my Snapchat video to my sister-in-law. It goes on to reveal dishes in the […]

Read More

Looking for a Gratitude Challenge? Here’s the Ultimate List!

Hi friends! Can you believe that it’s already NOVEMBER?? I’m still trying to wrap my mind around that as the past few months have flown by! I know that I’ve been a little less active on the blog as of late, but there’s a good reason for that! I recently began working part-time again, which […]

Read More

Book Review: Letters to an American Christian, by Bruce Riley Ashford

Hi there! This month’s book review is on Letters to an American Christian by Bruce Riley Ashford. If you don’t read the entire review, know this much: This book is important and accessible to Christians of all ages and stages of life. If you have a chance to read it, I recommend that you do so. Also, […]

Read More

What To Do When You’re Facing a Giant Life Battle

“O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:12 ESV A little honesty tonight, friends. I had an incredibly difficult week last week. Imagine […]

Read More

Praying Scripture through Seasons of Change

Happy October, friends! It’s only October 4th but I have already made four loaves of pumpkin bread (with chocolate chips, obvs) since the first official day of Fall. I love Autumn. I do not love what comes after – 5-6 months of that nonsense season called winter. But for now, I am trying to stay […]

Read More

Trusting God with our (Whole?) Hearts

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NIV We are in the middle of a sermon series on I Timothy at church. Today, our pastor challenged us a bit to examine where we are in our faith. How is it going….really? Are there areas of […]

Read More

Death and Taxes: Our Only Certainties?

I suspect you’ve heard the saying, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes”? It’s a bleak quip calling out the two things that everyone, regardless of their station in life or current circumstances, is sure to face. Sardonic though it may be, it does have a sort of unifying quality about it, […]

Read More

Loving Others through Rejoicing and Weeping

Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15 ESV) Last week, I heard from a friend with devastating news to share. The kind of thing that no one should ever have to face, where the sorrow is unimaginable and the emotional ache seeps into your physical being, taking up residence in […]

Read More

Book Review: “This is Our Time” – Trevin Wax

  Hi friends! I am so excited to add a new feature to our blog! One of my favorite things is reading. Admittedly, after having my second baby, I have less time these days to read, but I still very much enjoy it and always have a book (or three) on hand to grab when […]

Read More