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GIVEAWAY – Good Night, My Darling Dear

GIVEAWAY – Good Night, My Darling Dear

Good Night, My Darling Dear: Prayers and Blessings for You By Amy Kavelaris There is so much uncertainty in our world today, it can be unsettling to think about what the future may hold for the next generation. The unknown can cause fear within us, leading us to hide...

Com[e]unity

Com[e]unity

Even though we may be apart, we have never been closer together. In our worldwide isolation, we have a beautiful association. We have unity as humanity functioning as one global community. It’s a rare gift we are able to receive during this unprecedented time. Over...

GIVEAWAY – Resilent book

GIVEAWAY – Resilent book

Resilent: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church By Valerie Bell with Chris Marchand, Matt Markins, and Mike Handler   Thinking of what the church will be like in 2050 seems so far away until you realize the future leaders of the church are...

RECIPE: Tomato Basil Soup (w/simple garlic toast)

RECIPE: Tomato Basil Soup (w/simple garlic toast)

Spring may be just around the corner but where I live in West Michigan the chilly temps are bound to linger for a few more weeks. Whether or not your home is located in a warm climate, this soup is full of yummy, healthy comfort that is sure to warm both your heart...

GIVEAWAY: PJ Time devotional

GIVEAWAY: PJ Time devotional

PJ Time: 100 Devotions to Light Up the Night Illustrated by Ela Smietanka   Baths, books, pajama snuggles and “good night” prayers are regular players in my family’s bedtime routine. While I enjoy closing out the day with prayers whispered into the ears of my...

Flaw, Less

Flaw, Less

It took a lot to get me here. This morning my mind was focused on the physical intention of getting out of the house before doing or saying something I’d regret. But looking back at the last few hours that seemed to both stand still and rush by in a blur of screaming...

BOOK REVIEW – A Different Kind of Love Story

BOOK REVIEW – A Different Kind of Love Story

A Different Kind of Love Story: How God’s Love for You Helps You Love Yourself By Landra Young Hughes   The voices in our head are realer and more convincing than we think. Whether they are heard as whispers or shouts, they can tell us both lies and truth and are...

GIVEAWAY – He Reads Truth Bible

GIVEAWAY – He Reads Truth Bible

There are so many fascinating facts about the Bible – from how it was written and complied to the diverse cast of characters mentioned and the compilation of various writers included. But one of my favorite things about God’s Word, besides its consistent validity and...

All we need is love

All we need is love

What would it look like if we actually lived out what we believe? Specifically, if we loved unconditionally and with abandon? If we removed the barriers of our heart so we were blind to our differences, the colors of our sin, and the depths of our personal struggles? ...

BOOK REVIEW: The Better Mom

BOOK REVIEW: The Better Mom

I recently honored a decade of motherhood when I celebrated my eldest’s 10th birthday. It’s crazy how fast time flies by when you’re in the middle of sleepless nights, endless diaper changing, multiple pregnancies and births, school and extra-curricular shuffling, and...

How to host a “spa” party

How to host a “spa” party

Are the things that set your soul on fire the same things God has planned for you to grow His Kingdom and bring Him glory? I’ve been contemplating this a lot over the last 6 months because certain thoughts, feelings and stirrings have taken residency within my heart...

BOOK REVIEW – Emptied

BOOK REVIEW – Emptied

Emptied: Experiencing the Fullness of a Poured-Out Marriage By Wynter and Jonathan Pitts   I’ve been married to my best friend for twelve and a half years now and while marriage certainly hasn’t been a cake walk, ours has been what I’d describe as an adventure of...

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