Spiritual Growth

30 Days of Reflection | All Points to Jesus

I challenged myself during the month of April to immerse myself in the story of Jesus. I created a reading plan and everything. I wanted to still my mind and prepare my heart for Easter. On April 1st, I began at the beginning and I had no idea all that the Lord would teach me… Continue reading 30 Days of Reflection | All Points to Jesus

Spiritual Growth

5 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Easter {with Reading Calendar}

If you are anything like me, it's easy to get caught up in the rush of obligations around holidays. I'm already trying to formulate our plan for Easter morning as we head to church and then juggle time with our families. But this year, I want it to be different. I want to focus on… Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Easter {with Reading Calendar}

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

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?

Spiritual Growth, The Motherhood Chapters

Against His Chest | Experiencing the Presence of God in Motherhood

He hasn’t been an easy baby, we say. As his personality continues to develop, his stubborn streak appears. We think he’s going to be a strong-willed child.  It’s a good thing God made him so cute, we say. Even in the overwhelming cuteness, our sanity dangles at times.  The challenging newborn phase isn’t so far… Continue reading Against His Chest | Experiencing the Presence of God in Motherhood