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!

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

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

The Bountiful Benefactor

My dad and I have this thing where we read the first sentence of a book to each other and then we rate it on a scale of average to awesome. If the first sentence grabs us, it's usually a book that will keep us enthralled through the end. The more the suspense, the better.… Continue reading The Bountiful Benefactor

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

Tithing Your Time | A Free Bible Reading Resource

I’m a wordy.  I fell in love with books in middle school. I’d check out a stack from the public library and a stack from our church library and have them read in a week. I’d return them only to leave with more stacked tall. There's a running joke in my family when my teacher… Continue reading Tithing Your Time | A Free Bible Reading Resource

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

The Thing About New Year Resolutions, Word for 2019, and the Book that Revolutionized My Year

I once had a boss who would write reminders on her hands. We'd be in the middle of a meeting when something said would trigger a thought and she'd grab a pen and write a word on her palm. Toy - to reminder her to bring a toy to a birthday party for her friend's… Continue reading The Thing About New Year Resolutions, Word for 2019, and the Book that Revolutionized My Year

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Motherhood Chapters, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Pick Up Your Pen | The Treasured Work of a Heaven Scribe

I found out I was pregnant on Christmas. Well, sort of.  The second pink line indicating a positive was ever so faint, I didn't believe it. I swayed between hope and doubt so much so that I put the test in a bag early Christmas morning and stuck it under the tree only to have… Continue reading Pick Up Your Pen | The Treasured Work of a Heaven Scribe