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BOOK REVIEW: Fake or Follower

Fake or Follower: Refusing to Settle For a Shallow Faith By Andi Andrew   We live in a world that thrives on likes, comments and followers. Our culture is selfie obsessed with all things of the flesh and unfortunately believers in Christ have also fallen prey to...

Puzzle Pieces

It was one of those days where I woke up and could sense something was about to happen. I wasn’t sure what, but I felt the familiar feeling that the pieces of my life were about to become blended into something new. Every small interaction and every single moment I...

BOOK REVIEW: Faith For This Moment

Faith For This Moment: Navigating a polarizing world as the people of God By Rick McKinley Life in America in 2019 quite regularly feels like the best of times and the worst of times. Living as a Christian in America, however, feels like the end times are nearer than...

Out in the cold, in with the new (year)

The roads were crappy and the weather bitter cold. One glance out the window and I swore I could hear Mother Nature whispering a plea to stay inside. Still, I chose not to listen and instead bundled up my two littlest in the minivan for a winter trek to the grocery...

BOOK REVIEW: God Over Good

God Over Good: Saving Your Faith By Losing Your Expectations of God  By Luke Norsworthy “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Whether or not you have faith or believe in God (or a higher power), this is a question everyone has pondered at least one time in...

A Year of Grace

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28 (CSB) My 2018 year can be best described in the pleading wisdom found in Matthew 11:28. It seemed everywhere I looked, everything I studied, and everything I read or...

BOOK REVIEW: Grace in the Valley

Grace in the Valley: Awakening to God’s Presence When He Feels Far Away By Heath Adamson   Have you ever felt alone or distant from God? Like He is watching you from far away but is not engaging you, helping you, or giving you any signs that He cares what is...

Taking Care of Busyness

It was packaged so beautifully. An answered prayer I long anticipated for over five years, wrapped perfectly and carefully opened to reveal my heart’s deepest desires as a reality to be experienced. I was caught off guard by this present gifted to me last December and...

RECIPE: Autumn Pear Salad

This unique combination of seasonal ingredients is the perfect must-have salad to make this fall! I served this salad at my first IF: Table luncheon back in September alongside Pumpkin Ravioli in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce with crumbled Chicken Sausage. When there was...

RECIPE: Super Simple Kale Salad

This super simple salad is a staple in my family’s fridge each week. I eat it for lunch most days or serve it as an easy side for dinner when I’m crunched for time. I often find my husband stealing bites of it throughout the day and even my 2 year old can’t get enough...

Whelmed

My heart is racing. My pulse is thumping strong and loudly like a drum. A million and ten things are running through my mind and post-it notes are scattered everywhere reminding me of all of the “things” I need to do while making me feel like I should be doing nothing...

Book Review: Jesus Revolution

Jesus Revolution: How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today By Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn As a kid, I never had much interest in history. Maybe I was young, naïve and simply not interested, or perhaps I was too ignorant and...

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