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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Run to God, Run to His Word

A few months ago, I was playing with my sweet kiddos and my daughter toppled over, gently bumping her head on the carpet, as babies are apt to do when they are learning how to sit up. My reaction, like that of most moms, was to embrace her and kiss her head. She continued crying […]

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Where Do You Look for Approval?| The Freedom and Joy of Obeying God

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 ESV) Two Sundays ago, I was baptized at our church. It was incredible and I was far more […]

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Trading Weariness for Deep Soul Rest

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  (Isaiah 40:30-31, NIV) 28 “Come to me, all you who […]

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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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