Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

The Power of A Faithful Friend

This devotion originally appeared on My husband rolled his eyes and said in jest, “he was going upstairs to pack my bagsbecause I was surely going to need them for my trip down memory lane.” A very close friend from childhood was in town visiting, and I was excited about seeingher again. Although outwardly,… Continue reading The Power of A Faithful Friend

Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

The Devil is in The Details

To quote A. W. Tozer, “The best way to keep the enemy out is to keep Christ in. The sheep need not be terrified by the wolf; they have but to stay close to the Shepherd. It is not the praying sheep Satan fears but the presence of the Shepherd.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, ceaseless prayer and constant abiding in Christ we can fend off the evil one’s attacks.

Awaken Our Hearts, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

Why We Shouldn’t Abandon Church Attendance

This morning at church was different—we didn't hug or shake hands; instead, we maintained the proper “social distance” with waves and fist bumps. Nonetheless, merely coming together under one roof with many of my church family was enough to restore my faith and subdue the doubt and fear I had silently harbored over the past few months. Perhaps you have had a similar experience? Join me on the blog as we discuss the importance of getting back in church.

Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Identity in Christ

Choosing Grace in Everything

This devotion originally appeared on Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today. Crash! My stomach lurched as I sprinted into the bedroom where my 14-month-old daughter greeted me with a toothy grin. There on the littered floor, she played among a fallen lamp with a couple of scattered, small picture frames — and all the contents from… Continue reading Choosing Grace in Everything

Awaken Our Hearts, Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

When We Grow Weary in the Waiting

Today's devotion originally appeared on Encouragement for Today Proverbs 31 Ministries. “On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you… Continue reading When We Grow Weary in the Waiting

Equip our Minds, Missional Motherhood

Hello God? Are you Listening?

Devotion first appeared on Choosing Him Ministries. I wearily walked back into the restaurant, my thoughts dark and my heart heavy. Suddenly, our server appeared with a note—a note with the exact words I needed at that very moment. It wasn't a coincidence. It wasn't just a random act of kindness. It was God speaking… Continue reading Hello God? Are you Listening?

Awaken Our Hearts, Equip our Minds

Encouragement to Continue to Shine Brightly, Even When we Fall Short

Although the battle for our souls was won the moment we trusted Jesus Christ as Savior, spiritual warfare will be waged until Jesus returns and God throws the Devil into the lake of fire. (I get pretty excited thinking about that!) The Prince of this World is the undeniable enemy of God who will do everything in his power to separate us from the love of Christ. #beyondthenoise

Equip our Minds, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

Recollect: A Study and Journal through Genesis

Happy Saturday! I wanted to share this study on Genesis created by my friend, Ashley Moore.  She walks through Genesis one chapter at a time, providing interpretation insight, application, a prayer, and additional Scripture for mediation.  I've included one of her devotions below- but you can download the entire devotion for free here. Check out… Continue reading Recollect: A Study and Journal through Genesis

Missional Motherhood

Can you love your children and still want a break?

Do you ever feel guilty because of your desire to have a break from your kids? Motherhood is demanding, draining, and difficult. If you have ever asked, "Can I love my children and still want some time away?" This post is for you!