Awaken Our Hearts, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Identity in Christ

How to Slow Down Your Soul When Your Week is Non-Stop

One unexpected “benefit” of the global pandemic became undeniable: life slowed down. Cleared calendars led to family dinners around the table, tackling that home improvement project, rest, and relaxation without the FOMO (fear of missing out).  While I readily acknowledge working from home, homeschooling, and a health crisis provided unique challenges and stresses, many still… Continue reading How to Slow Down Your Soul When Your Week is Non-Stop

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Fulfill our Calling

5 Questions to Help Believers Keep An Eternal Perspective

“Time is short. Eternity is long. It is only reasonable that this short life be lived in the light of eternity.” -Charles Spurgeon Eternity, a simple word, but a complex concept. We waited an eternity for our food; the car ride lasted an eternity; it seemed an eternity before our baby slept through the night.… Continue reading 5 Questions to Help Believers Keep An Eternal Perspective

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Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

3 Kind Things to Say When you Didn’t Get the Gift you Wanted

“What made you think this is something I would like?”  “Oh, this isn’t the color I wanted.” “Are you sure this gift was for me?” “You kept the receipt, right?” No, these aren’t words muttered by a five-year-old; unfortunately, these cringe-worthy comments came from my almost mid-twenties' lips. Regretfully, youth or ignorance wasn’t to blame,… Continue reading 3 Kind Things to Say When you Didn’t Get the Gift you Wanted

Missional Motherhood

3 Things to Teach Our Children about God’s Holiness

“Mom, she (her sister) said that if I look at God, my eyes will burn out!” exclaimed my daughter. Just another typical afternoon fulfilling my roles as chauffeur and referee to my three children. Recalling that the girls had recently studied the story of Moses and the burning bush (Exodus 3:1-17), I was grateful to… Continue reading 3 Things to Teach Our Children about God’s Holiness

Equip our Minds

Why Does God Hate These 7 Things?

Have you ever wondered if God hates certain sins more than others? The Scriptures clearly express God’s disdain for sin. Sin entered the world through the rebellion of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Consequently, we are born sinners. We find redemption through Christ’s atoning work on the cross and placing our faith… Continue reading Why Does God Hate These 7 Things?

Awaken Our Hearts

4 Things God Reveals When We Pray for New Eyes

“Wow, l can read that sign! When did we get that new restaurant? Woah, I can see that person walking across the street!” A trip to the optometrist confirmed that I had needed major vision correction, so after wearing my new glasses for the first time, a whole new world seemed to suddenly appear right… Continue reading 4 Things God Reveals When We Pray for New Eyes

Awaken Our Hearts, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Missional Motherhood

3 Reasons Children Need to See Their Parents Wrestle with Their Faith

I've never been one to shy away from difficult conversations, believing that hard truths and awkward situations should be addressed swiftly and directly by using logic and facts. And then, I became a parent. Children ask tough questions—questions that need solid answers. In our family, our daughters' inquiries often revolve around the subject of faith.… Continue reading 3 Reasons Children Need to See Their Parents Wrestle with Their Faith

Equip our Minds

Praying with the Bible- How to Pray Using God’s Word

I listened intently as beautiful words of praise and adoration flowed from the gentlemen's lips. His prayer was seamless, natural, as easy as talking to an old friend.  Why can't I pray like that? Why is my prayer such a struggle for me? When I come before God, my heart weighs heavy but my head… Continue reading Praying with the Bible- How to Pray Using God’s Word

Equip our Minds

Resources to Grow Your Faith

I recently read the article by Brett McCracken, “ The Wisdom Pyramid,” and it challenged me to think about the information I consume. Does this steady stream of content fuel a God-honoring lifestyle, or does it offer a detour from my personal Bible study priority? We have an unlimited amount of content right at our… Continue reading Resources to Grow Your Faith

Fulfill our Calling, Heavenly Minded Lifestyle

How Do We Offer Ourselves as Living Sacrifices?

This devotion originally appeared on The Love Offering Blog, read full devotion Here. The blank sheet of paper taunted me as I walked into the classroom and took my seat. Begrudgingly, I listened as the teacher instructed, “Open your Bibles to Romans 12:1 and take a few minutes to meditate on this verse. Then, rewrite… Continue reading How Do We Offer Ourselves as Living Sacrifices?