I heard my Dad ask this question in his message last Sunday - "What passage of Scripture motivated the way you interacted with people today?" His question reminded me of one of the verses I'm praying for myself this year, Psalm 119:24. Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors. I'm asking God to… Continue reading How To Make God’s Word Your Counselor
"I know you're not supposed to question God, but sometimes you just have to wonder why bad things happen to good people." Someone said this to me after telling me about a godly woman we both know who is suffering through sickness, loss and heartache in her immediate family. We're quick to say "God is… Continue reading Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?
Why is Easter weekend such a big deal? I've mentioned before that reading through the Bible each year makes Christmas more and more special. This year my trip through the first five books of the Bible along with the book of John has made Easter more special than ever before! Let me set up the… Continue reading Why Is Easter Weekend A Big Deal?
It seems a little absurd to compare Netflix binging to Bible reading - but it makes a lot of sense to me.
Over the years I've taken to calling my Friday roundup posts "Five on Friday," but I felt like this week needed a little more oomph and cheer so we're giving this Friday a big old high five!
This post contains affiliate links – I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. ❤ It's time to wrap up the highlights from August, starting with a Sunday afternoon drive in the Foothills of South Carolina. We walked through downtown Landrum and grabbed a picture on a bench in front… Continue reading August 2020 In Review
This is the third year in a row that I've chosen to read through the Bible in one year, and it has been the greatest blessing of my 30's! As I've thought about it, there are three specific ways that this practice has impacted my life. I'm sharing them with you today, not to applaud… Continue reading The Greatest Blessing of the Decade + A Challenge For You!
In my daily Bible reading I just finished the amazing story of Joseph's life. If you're familiar with his story, you'll remember that after being sold into slavery by his own brothers, Joseph eventually landed a great job working for a prominent Egyptian. But then his boss's wife tried to seduce Joseph. Things went downhill… Continue reading Fruitful In Affliction
Every time I read this verse, it stops me in my tracks (sometimes it slaps me in the face): "A gracious woman gets honor." - Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman. When I stop and think about what it looks like to be a gracious woman, I'm always reminded of how little I reflect that description.… Continue reading Becoming A Gracious Woman
Last week in my daily Bible reading I came across a story that really made me think. In the book of Exodus, it tells the story of how God helped His people escape from their slavery in Egypt. Their journey came about after God did many signs and miracles (with negative effects that made Pharaoh… Continue reading The Best Kind of Family Reunion