I spent some time this week reading the accounts of Jesus’s death and resurrection in the gospels. ‘Cause you know … Easter. In the chapter right before this, Luke 23, I met up with a group of women as they mourned for Jesus.Read more
Hi Friends. I’m excited to share a guest post with you from fear fighter Kelly Balarie. Let these words encourage your heart as you stare down whatever giants come against you this week.
What would you do if fear didn’t stop you?
Where would you go if hesitation didn’t stall you?
Who would you be if others didn’t define you?
If you ever feel like you don’t have time/brain-space/energy/room to pray, I can relate. Day job, family life, book launch, church ministry, the days all runs together. But it’s in these seasons that we especially need to pray. So in the interest of time, and to be as helpful as possible, here are five tips for when you don’t have time to pray.Read more
God gives not only the mission, but the power to carry it to completion. Not to shrink back in fear. The opposite of timidity. You are not faint-hearted. You are powerful, endowed with love and blessed with self-discipline.Read more
Marriage is as incredible as it is hard. I’ve been thinking about this for months as Jared and I face trying circumstances together, prepare for a book launch, and just navigate regular daily life. I’ve had many days where I could use a little pick-me-up, and it’s been amazing to see how God uses a short message from a friend or a few minutes with Him to revive my spirit.
So with that inspiration in mind, I’ve been working on a fun new project and it’s f-i-n-a-l-l-y ready!Read more
I was pregnant and now I’m not.
I’m still in the thick of this one, so I have less than half figured out. Some days, grief hangs heavy around my neck and other times, it’s a smelly onion I thought I’d gotten rid of until another painful layer peels away.Read more
Growing up in church, advent meant a calendar with fun little doors to open and treats or pictures counting each day from the 1st until December 25th. As an adult, I often consider marking the advent in a more meaningful way, but usually that thought reappears around December 10th—after it feels much too late to find a devotional for the season….Read more