Childish Beauty

But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16-17 … [Read more…]

What Will You Use Your Ink To Write?

  You hear the emotion and distress in David’s words in Psalm 31 as he cries out to God: Turn your ear to me… free me… redeem me…. Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. My life is … [Read more…]

So Long Self-Sufficiency: Guest Post With Katie Reid

I have a treat for you today! I am beyond excited to introduce you to a friend in Christ and gifted writer, Katie Reid. Her biggest talent is pointing others to Christ, whether it is through her heart-warming smile, on her blog, or through another gift God entrusts to her. She knows how to be … [Read more…]

Child’s Play

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10 I have always been a homebody with a natural affinity towards the familiar. My personality tried to stay away from change, but God had other plans. I moved quite a bit from state to state as soon as I married my childhood … [Read more…]

Heavenly Handbook

Isn’t it crazy how slowly time passes when you have a big decision to make, when you are stuck in a season of suffering, or when you are on the not-so-fun side of change? My mind has a hard time resting because I play out every possible scenario of how my situation could work out. … [Read more…]

Walk Or Swim

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should … [Read more…]

Prep With Prayer

News of the deaths of Saul and Jonathan reached David, and David’s deep respect and friendship with Jonathan brought on mourning, weeping, and fasting. David not only grieved for himself, but he ordered the men of Judah to be taught the same lament. “O mountains of Gilboa, may you have neither dew nor rain, nor … [Read more…]

Prayer in Football

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Hebrews 5:7 In our household, prayers went up every Sunday morning for the New England Patriots to defeat … [Read more…]

When Enough Is Enough

But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ 2 Corinthians 12:9 Do you ever get stuck on a word? Irritated with a lack of understanding, yet intrigued to learn more? Some words don’t sit well, so we let them bounce around in our heads until … [Read more…]

Your Shoes Are Made For Walking

I am bad about going shopping and leaving tags on my new items of clothes or keeping shoes in the box for a while before I wear them. No big reason. I think I enjoy the anticipation more than actually putting them on. When my son buys new shoes, he puts them on to wear … [Read more…]