Faith · Time Management

How To Stay on Track With Your Bible Reading Plan

I imagine if you clicked on this blog post, you are either currently working through a Bible reading plan or you would like to start one. If you're feeling overwhelmed or discouraged about your progress so far in your plan, this post will encourage you. If you've been hesitant to begin a plan because you're… Continue reading How To Stay on Track With Your Bible Reading Plan

adoption · Enjoying The Journey · Faith

{Big} Life Update: Our Adoption Journey

Yep, you read that correctly. After 11 years of marriage, Paul and I are in the process of being approved as adoptive parents! Adoption has always been on our hearts. I was deeply impacted by several precious foster children that I encountered while serving in various ministries in my early 20's. We went into our… Continue reading {Big} Life Update: Our Adoption Journey

Faith · Holidays

Verses To Pray Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! When you think about the upcoming holiday, what emotions fill your heart? Do you feel excitement? Fear? Loneliness? Anxiety? Gratitude? Anticipation? Worry? No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it’s a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or… Continue reading Verses To Pray Before Thanksgiving

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The Bible and Instagram: When Should I Unfollow Someone?

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; give me life in your ways. Psalm 119:37 I've been praying that Scripture verse for myself this year. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit knows to to pray for us (Romans 8:26-27), and God uses His Word to help me grow. When I started praying this… Continue reading The Bible and Instagram: When Should I Unfollow Someone?

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Simone Biles, Our Feelings, and The Bible

Why do many people seem eager to relate to and empathize with Simone Biles? Here's the situation: the greatest female gymnast of all time decided to withdraw from competition in the middle of the biggest competition in the world, the Olympics. Here's what I'm not commenting on: whether or not I think Simone Biles should… Continue reading Simone Biles, Our Feelings, and The Bible

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Are You Pointing At The Rain Or At God? | How To Glorify God In Your Conversations

I opened the door for our contractor and he stepped inside, out of the dark, humid and rainy summer morning. I said, "Wow, it's really gross out there!" He responded with, "I'm thankful the Lord directed my plans this week. I did my outside work yesterday instead of today like I originally planned." Instantly I… Continue reading Are You Pointing At The Rain Or At God? | How To Glorify God In Your Conversations

Faith · Time Management

When You’re Overwhelmed or Burned Out

Overwhelm can come from lots of different sources - busyness, stress, financial pressure, sickness and more. I even find myself overwhelmed and burned out from living with myself and my sinful, wicked heart! Ever been there? I don't like being overwhelmed or burned out and I imagine you don't either! Since we're right at the… Continue reading When You’re Overwhelmed or Burned Out