Awaken Our Hearts, Equip our Minds

Does God Play Favorites?

One early evening while preparing supper, I overheard an exchange of whispers coming from the family room. My two oldest girls were discussing which one of them should come to me to “plead their case.” "No, you go ask Momma; she always says yes to you." "Is that so?" I asked as I sprang into… Continue reading Does God Play Favorites?

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The Power of A Faithful Friend

This devotion originally appeared on http://www.christianwomenliving.com 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.

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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?

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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

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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

Equip our Minds, Missional Motherhood

Does God Have a Plan for COVID-19?

“Momma, does God have a plan for COVID-19?” “Yes” I squeaked out, hoping that for once, she did not have a follow-up question. Before the "s" left my lips, the words, “Well, what is it, then?” already hung in the air. What my daughter really wanted to know was this: Does God know about COVID-19,… Continue reading Does God Have a Plan for COVID-19?

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!

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Feeling Afraid? Take Hold and Take Heart

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” FDR My husband and I are complete history nerds—Ancient History, Middle Ages, Modern Age—there isn’t an era unable to pique our interest. For most, learning about days long gone rank right up there with a visit to the dentist. Amidst the current global crisis, we… Continue reading Feeling Afraid? Take Hold and Take Heart