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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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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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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What If No One Reads My Blog? Three More Important Questions to Ask Instead

Some time ago a friend messaged me asking if we could get together because she wanted some guidance on beginning her own blog. I love this friend and truly believe that what she has to share will be an unbelievable encouragement to people. I chuckled a bit though as I responded with, “I’m not the […]

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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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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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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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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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