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More than the world

Contentment. I’ve always had a hard time with that word. Gratitude and gratefulness, no. But contentment…I don’t know why but that word seems to invade my comfort zone. Perhaps it’s because I am a go-getter. I’m a natural born leader and a Type-A perfectionist who...

BOOK REVIEW: So The Next Generation Will Know

So The Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World By Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace   It’s embarrassing to admit this – I have been a parent for just over nine years now but I didn’t start reading parenting books until two...

A time like this

“Wow, you really come alive talking about this!” my new friend exclaimed. It was the type of response I hadn’t heard before and one that affirmed the spark within me. A spark that has been in my heart for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure of the exact moment...

BOOK REVIEW: Loving My Actual Neighbor

Loving My Actual Neighbor: 7 Practices to Treasure the People Right in Front of You By Alexandra Kuykendall Regardless if you consider yourself a follower of Christ or not, you most likely are familiar with the concept (Jesus’ command) of loving your neighbor as...

In the dark of night

I can’t sleep. Too many thoughts, too many reflections, steering me further & further away from receiving the precious hours of shut-eye my body craves. Minute by minute, hour by hour, my clouded mind keeps me awake. Like Times Square on NYE, there are too many...

BOOK REVIEW: Confronting Old Testament Controversies

Confronting Old Testament Controversies: Pressing Questions about Evolution, Sexuality, History, and Violence By Tremper Longman III   Several giphys come to mind when I recall the life-changing question my husband (then boyfriend) asked me some 13 years ago:...

White Noise

It starts slow. In the beginning, it seems soothing, relaxing even, as it gently pulls you in. You don’t really notice it at first because it fills you with endorphins and allows you the space you crave to let go, release tension, and zone out. Slowly, you’re drifting...

BOOK REVIEW: Whispers & Wildflowers

Whispers & Wildflowers: 30 Days to Slow Your Pace, Savor Scripture & Draw Closer to God By Sarah Beth Marr   In the last few years, God has put some very specific words on my heart that I believe He wants me to focus on throughout the year. In 2017, it...

Fully Alive

Confident. Inspired. Free. Like a weight has been lifted, my eyes are opened, and layers of insecurity have shed off my body. Strong, brave and focused. I can take on the world and nothing is holding me back. Well-watered, refreshed and alert. I am in tune to the...

BOOK REVIEW: Truth Unchanging

Truth Unchanging: Hearing God Daily in the Midst of Motherhood By Becky Thompson   Do you want to know the most embarrassing truth about me as a mom of four children? I haven't fully embraced the beautiful season of early motherhood until just a few months ago....

Hail Mary

You’ve lost all hope. You feel like life as you know it is over. You can’t imagine things ever getting better or returning back to “normal.” So much damage has been done. Too much pain caused. Too many words spewed and emotions dumped out. You feel empty inside with...

BOOK REVIEW: Marriage that Works

Marriage that Works: God’s Way of Becoming Spiritual Soul Mates, Best Friends, and Passionate Lovers By Chip Ingram   Nearly 12 years ago I was gifted with the ultimate do-over. On June 30, 2007, I was joined together in marriage with my soul mate. I had given my...

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