Devotionals

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,… Continue reading Reclaiming Our Hope From That Which Fades | Finding True and Lasting Peace

Devotionals

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… Continue reading Praying Scripture When You Feel Weary

Devotionals

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… Continue reading Going to Battle Against the Sly Lies of Satan

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

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Not Just Another Young Life Shirt

Author’s Note: Hi Friends! Thank you for stopping by to read this! If you are not familiar with Young Life, it is a non-denominational ministry with the mission to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. “Leaders” are those volunteers who work directly with youth during weekly programs, camp trips,… Continue reading Not Just Another Young Life Shirt

Devotionals, Tips and Tricks

Wildflowers : Five Ways to Count Your Blessings When Life is Chaotic

There is a stretch of highway near where I used to live that is on my list of top three worst roads to drive – the Taconic State Parkway. For some reason, New York likes to call winding, narrow two-lane roads with no shoulders “parkways”. They also like to give them speed limits of 55mph,… Continue reading Wildflowers : Five Ways to Count Your Blessings When Life is Chaotic