Devotionals

Pride is a (Not So) Funny Thing

True story: Today, my son brought home a toothbrush and toothpaste from preschool, courtesy of a local dentist who donated his time to come talk to the students about proper oral hygiene. I asked my son what the dentist told them, to which he replied, “He said, ‘I want you to brush your teeth for… Continue reading Pride is a (Not So) Funny Thing

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When Valentine’s Day is the Worst

Yesterday I walked around the grocery store fighting back tears as I put things in my cart that would go into meals and care packages for friends facing the unimaginable. I prayed for many people that Valentine's day would go by swiftly and the 15th would be a welcome relief. Let's face it, any holiday… Continue reading When Valentine’s Day is the Worst

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Meeting Everyday Needs: When Serving “Small” is Actually Serving Big

I rounded the corner and drove up the long driveway shared with two other duplexes. I pulled into my parking spot, the one next to me empty as usual. My headlights shone on trash and recycling cans, prompting me to make a mental note that they needed to be dragged to the end of the… Continue reading Meeting Everyday Needs: When Serving “Small” is Actually Serving Big

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New Year, Same God: Making Resolutions that Stick

Greetings from the time vortex that is the week between Christmas and New Year! Two days ago, I was talking with my boss and he said, “Have a great weekend, we will talk on Monday,” and I thought, “Wow, he’s confused. It’s only Thursday.” It wasn’t. It was Friday. At 4:50pm. My brain no longer… Continue reading New Year, Same God: Making Resolutions that Stick

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

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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… Continue reading Praying Scripture through Seasons of Change

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Praying Scripture for Difficult People

Hi friends! This month is part three of our praying Scripture series! I have been sitting with the idea of compiling Scriptures and prayers to pray for the difficult people in our lives for well over a month now. We all have people who rub us the wrong way, whose Enneagram number doesn’t jive with… Continue reading Praying Scripture for Difficult People

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Praising God Through Praying Scripture

Happy Wednesday! We are continuing our series on praying scripture today. If you missed last month’s, you can find it here. We will post a new edition of the Praying Scripture series during the first week of every month. This week, we are looking at praising God through praying scripture. More often than I’d like… Continue reading Praising God Through Praying Scripture

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Dear Vacation Bible School Volunteer, Thank You

Last week, my son attended Vacation Bible School for the first time. My heart could barely handle how grateful I was to the church that that hosted it. There were over 1500 kids there and, from an outsider's perspective, it went off without a hitch. My sweet little one absolutely loved it and my emotional… Continue reading Dear Vacation Bible School Volunteer, Thank You