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

Equip our Minds, Identity in Christ

Does God Really Know What’s Best for Us?

Have you ever wondered if God's ways are really better than our ways? Adam and Eve wonder that too. They thought God was holding something back from them, and we often believe this same lie today. New Blog post, click below!

Equip our Minds, Identity in Christ

Silencing Your Inner Critic

Despite the praise my parents poured into me, I never felt assured. Outwardly I appeared confident, but inwardly I was a complete mess. After years of telling myself I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, skinny enough or “fill-in-the-blank” enough, I began believing I’d never be enough for myself or anyone else. Our key verse, Isaiah 64:8, declares we are intentionally and purposefully sculpted: “But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” God views us as His work of art — His masterpiece.

Identity in Christ, Missional Motherhood

Your Turn: What is it that YOU do?

“Now, what do you do, Laura?” A simple but loaded question, at least for me. Over the past two years, I've narrated a response to this in my head countless times. So why could I not get the words out, “I am a stay-at-home Mom.” Is your identity found in the title after your signature or the inscription God penned by your name?

Awaken Our Hearts, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Identity in Christ

You can Run, but You can’t Hide

Where is he? I thought his plane landed thirty minutes ago. Why is he not at the arrival gate? I frantically paced in front of the ARRIVALS sign.Finally, I caught a wave of copper hair and my brother's wide, dimpled smile. “Hey, Sis, have you been waiting long?” LOADED QUESTION. Read More on the Blog....

Awaken Our Hearts, Identity in Christ

Where is my Happily Ever After? Marriage Series Part 3

It goes without saying -- marriage is tough! Strong marriages are not built overnight; they take time and commitment so before you continue reading anything below, commit to deepening your relationship with your Heavenly Father first. Then ask the Lord to help you view others, specifically your husband, through God's eyes. Refocusing on relationships through a Godly, Biblical lens will both strengthen them and straighten out many existing “issues.” That and work!

Awaken Our Hearts, Identity in Christ

Where is my Happily Ever After? Part 2

Over the last couple of weeks, the Holy Spirit has led me to put aside many responsibilities that do not include my family, especially my husband, which is one of the hardest things for me to do. I am of the mindset that my husband is a grown man who doesn’t really need me, but will always be there should I ever need him. Besides, I have other things to do.

Awaken Our Hearts, Identity in Christ

I have a dirty, not so little, Secret

“Have you ever thought maybe you should just break up with your idea of success?”  These words easily rolled off my tongue, as I listened to my friend outline all the “new” things she was going to do to be more productive this year.   Like many mothers navigating life, fearing that at any moment her… Continue reading I have a dirty, not so little, Secret