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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...

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...

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