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Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

The honest conversations are the hardest ones to have because they uncover the things we try to hide. Like the things we don’t want to consider, the things we wish to forget, the things we cannot see or the things we don’t even know exist. Honest conversations are...

BOOK REVIEW: Anyone but Me

BOOK REVIEW: Anyone but Me

Anyone But Me: 10 Ways to Overcome Your Fear and Be Prepared to Share the Gospel By Ray Comfort   2020 is a year that will go down in history. Coronavirus pandemic. Racial injustice. Political unrest. Riots. Looting. Businesses destroyed and police vehicles up in...

GIVEAWAY – Love Her Well Book

GIVEAWAY – Love Her Well Book

Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter By Kari Kampakis   Like most little girls, I loved playing with dolls and pretending to be a mommy. I enjoyed dressing up Barbies and my American Girl doll, changing diapers and...

BOOK REVIEW: Befriending Your Monsters

BOOK REVIEW: Befriending Your Monsters

Befriending Your Monsters – Facing the Darkness of Your Fears to Experience the Light By Luke Norsworthy   Monsters hiding in closets and lurking under beds are a fear that plagues children from an early age even if a parent has best attentions of protecting...

Manna

Manna

“We acknowledge You as our Provider of all we need each day.” ~ Matthew 6:11 (TPT)   139 days. Roughly, 4.5 months. Yup, that’s how long it has been since life as we knew it morphed into a new normal of social distancing, face masks, quarantining and Covid....

GIVEAWAY – Holy Guacamole

GIVEAWAY – Holy Guacamole

Holy Guacamole: A Glorious Discovery of Your Undeniable Worth By Carrie Stephens   “Who am I?” It’s a question most people have asked themselves at least once in their life. It’s a question made up of three small, simple words that weigh heavy on a person’s...

The Season of Life

The Season of Life

It starts small. Like a sprinkle of salt adding flavor to something that is naturally good on its own but has the potential to be great. A light little dusting is all it takes to awaken the essence and spring forth an array of possibilities. Left on its own, it is...

BOOK REVIEW – See-Through Marriage

BOOK REVIEW – See-Through Marriage

See-Through Marriage: Experiencing the Freedom and Joy of Being Fully Known and Fully Loved By Ryan and Selena Frederick   After the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, I think marital vows will be updated to include taking your spouse “…in sickness and in quarantine.”...

BOOK REVIEW – Talking With Your Kids About Jesus

BOOK REVIEW – Talking With Your Kids About Jesus

Like many generations before us, following Christ is a counter-cultural way to live in a deeply fallen world. From the people we interact with to secular music, television, movies, social media, magazines, news reports, and more, a Christian’s beliefs are challenged...

BOOK REVIEW – Made to Move Mountains

BOOK REVIEW – Made to Move Mountains

Made to Move Mountains: How God uses our dreams and disasters to accomplish the impossible By Kristen Welch   I often refer back to my [family’s] time living in Scottsdale, AZ as my “time in the desert place.” The years leading up to our unanticipated relocation...

Made for This

Made for This

This wasn’t part of my plan. This isn’t supposed to be my job or my responsibility. I am not qualified for this. I am not capable. I am barely able. I feel like I am hanging on by a thread. Pressed, squeezed, crushed. Every little bit of energy, focus, and motivation...

BOOK REVIEW: As My Mind Unwinds

BOOK REVIEW: As My Mind Unwinds

As My Mind Unwinds: 31 Day Devotional, Reflectional, Confessional Ride By Jennifer Ervig   True vulnerability and authenticity are hard to come by in a culture that is self-promoting and heavily tainted by various forms of “filtered” perfection. Authenticity is a...

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