Our First and Last Priority: Being in The Word

Happy Sunday, friends! As I type this, I am waiting on my husband to return home with a shop-vac that some friends are allowing us to borrow. Why, you ask? There is a small toy stuck in the drain of our bathtub. The water will not drain. Like, AT ALL. This week’s devotional was going […]

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Loving Others When Life is Difficult

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as […]

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For Such a Time as This | God’s Greater Purpose in Our Everyday Lives

“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14b, ESV) The book of Esther tells the story of King Ahasuerus, king of Persia and his unlikely marriage to Esther, a Jewish woman. Esther was one of many women who were presented to King Ahasuerus in […]

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Who Controls Your Time? | The Importance of Making Lists and Letting Go

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9 ESV) What does your to-do list look like? Is it scribbled on scraps of paper, neatly laid out in your planner or bullet journal, typed up on a list in your phone, or written casually in the recesses of your […]

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You Are Fully Known | #sundaynightstarter 07/15/2018

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. (1 Cor 13:12, ESV) Soon after beginning college, I became involved with a ministry called Young Life. I wasn’t sure at the time if I […]

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Gratitude: What Motivates You Toward Thankfulness? #sundaynightstarter 06/24/2018

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV I have recently come across a rash of articles detailing how, even when life is challenging, the authors are choosing thankfulness. Their reasoning stems from the conclusion that others […]

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Share Life, Share the Gospel | #sundaynightstarter 06/17/2018

Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. -1 Thess 2:8 NIV This verse from 1 Thessalonians is engraved on my heart. As a volunteer for Young Life*, we talked about it often because it was the model we […]

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What Compels You? | #sundaynightstarter 06/10/18

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. -2 Cor 5:14-15 ESV   Happy Sunday, […]

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Cultivate JOY! | #sundaynightstarter 06/03/2018

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, To sing praises to your name, O Most High; To declare your steadfast love in the morning, And your faithfulness by night. Psalm 92:1-2 ESV I am a firm believer that a well-timed, spontaneous dance party can dramatically alter the course of a day, particularly a […]

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