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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Reclaiming Our Hope From That Which Fades | Finding True and Lasting Peace

Gather ‘round and listen closely as I share some stellar parenting advice with you today. If you find yourself at a family photo shoot and your toddler will not smile, the absolute best thing you can do is promise them a piece of gum if they grin even a little. When that doesn’t produce results, […]

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Praying Scripture When You Feel Weary

Have you ever heard someone say that praying scripture transformed their prayer life? For years, I periodically heard this but it wasn’t until two or three years ago that I decided to give it a try. My prayer life was struggling and I came across something in which Tim Keller suggested that praying the Psalms […]

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Going to Battle Against the Sly Lies of Satan

I have a secret that only one other person knows about. It’s a secret I’ve kept for years and years, without any intention of revealing it to others. This is in part because it is so utterly, completely embarrassing, but mostly because I forgot about it until I was getting ready for work the other […]

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The “Everyone Else” Myth

True confession? I dressed my three-year-old in jeans that I pulled out of his laundry basket this morning and took him to church wearing them. (To be fair, he had only worn them for about an hour the day before, because #toddlers, but still.) We live five minutes (exactly five) from church and we are […]

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All the Time | Rejoicing, Praying, and Giving Thanks in Every Circumstance

*Author’s note: This post was scheduled to go live today and, ironically, this is the verse of the day on YouVersion! Also, our morning began in chaos and I certainly needed to be reminded to rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances! God is so, so sovereign and He cares about even […]

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Different Gifts, Same Spirit

Has there ever been a time in your life when you have longed to be proficient in something but, despite your efforts, it just wasn’t happening? I don’t remember the exact age that I was, but sometime in elementary school, I decided that I could sing. Our church was putting together a children’s choir and […]

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