Spiritual Growth

How to Wrestle Well | Asking the Hard Questions

I am so incredibly glad I didn't commit to reading the Bible through in a year. If that had been my resolution, failure would fall pretty hard right now. I'm not just chapters behind, I'm books. As in plural. As in way behind. But I didn't commit to reading the Bible through in a year.… Continue reading How to Wrestle Well | Asking the Hard Questions

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

Why the Story of Abraham & Issac Isn’t a Barbaric Tale: It’s the Story of Mercy & Freedom

I still remember my mom reading me The Tale of Three Trees. It’s a children’s story about three trees who all had very different dreams. One wanted to hold treasure, the other dreamed of sailing with kings, and the last wanted to be the tallest tree in the forest. As the story continued, I remember… Continue reading Why the Story of Abraham & Issac Isn’t a Barbaric Tale: It’s the Story of Mercy & Freedom

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

Journaling Bible Giveaway!

Not too long ago my journal pages were filled with questions. I was at a point in my life where I seemed to have every dream fulfilled. I had a husband who loved me, one I prayed so long for. I had a precocious little boy, a child I had prayed so long for. I… Continue reading Journaling Bible Giveaway!

Spiritual Growth, The Motherhood Chapters

4 Prayers for Your Child | The Power of a Mom on Her Knees {with free prayer cards}

“Please, Lord, help him sleep through the night. Keep him safe and healthy. Amen” This is the end of the prayer I pray for my son before I lay him down to sleep. I’ve prayed this prayer every single day since he was born. Mostly, I emphasize the “sleep through the night” part and sometimes… Continue reading 4 Prayers for Your Child | The Power of a Mom on Her Knees {with free prayer cards}

Spiritual Growth

Trailblazing Pioneers | How to Run When You Don’t Feel Like Running

I don't like to run. I actually hate it. I hate it...with a passion. I overheat easily and my legs get red and itchy. It's in fact a miserable experience. So when I read any type of metaphor about running in the Bible, I have to disassociate it with my full-hate relationship of running as… Continue reading Trailblazing Pioneers | How to Run When You Don’t Feel Like Running

Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Rouse My Soul | Encounters with God on the Dusty Road

I jolt up out of bed fumbling to turn off the alarm. I woke earlier, but decided to rest my eyes for another fifteen minutes and must have fallen back to sleep. I quietly grab my glasses from the nightstand and slip into dining room. The notebook covered table makes me smile. This is my… Continue reading Rouse My Soul | Encounters with God on the Dusty Road

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Lessons Learned on Horseback | Stay Close on the Trail of Life

Last summer Hawk and I took a trip out west for our anniversary. We hadn’t ventured far enough away to justify purchasing airline tickets since our honeymoon, so we saved and splurged a bit on a trip to Colorado Springs. As soon as I booked the trip, I started plotting our itinerary. When I discovered… Continue reading Lessons Learned on Horseback | Stay Close on the Trail of Life

Journaling, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Where Are Your Feet Taking You?

I get discouraged when I don’t feel like I’m being transformed, even though I’m trying to diligently study God’s word and desire fellowship with him. When I don’t feel different in the sense of experiencing this grand overarching mad-love for Jesus or when I don’t seem to feel him near, I slowly slide into the… Continue reading Where Are Your Feet Taking You?

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

In My Bag & On My Table | My Favorite Journaling & Study Tools

My husband and I fondly refer to our first date as The Inquisition. Neither of us were casual daters, he had only one prior girlfriend before me and I had zero before him. We were friends for almost a year before he asked me out - so we had a good idea about each other… Continue reading In My Bag & On My Table | My Favorite Journaling & Study Tools

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

Slime Slinging and a Woman Named Damaris

My son recently discovered the joy of building blocks. He painstakingly gathers both pieces in his chubby baby-not-quite-toddler hands and angles them together to connect. Sometimes the ends don't fit and he grumbles in frustration, but when they do, he looks up with his big blue eyes to see if anyone noticed. He'll hold up… Continue reading Slime Slinging and a Woman Named Damaris