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Monday, 11th December, 2017

Gone to War (Part Two): Finding Your Spiritual Weeds

  Read the first post in the Gone to War series HERE   Bushes circle the inside of the fence on the eastern perimeter of my backyard. The original owner likely planted them for the…
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Loving Ourselves-How to Have a Healthy Self-Esteem – Part 2

Read the intro to the Loving Ourselves Series HERE Read Part One to the Loving Ourselves series HERE   When we’re not valuing ourselves the way we should, of course it is important to treat…
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Gone to War (Part One): When the Devil is Messing with Your Mind

  “For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, And, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal.” From “A Mighty Fortress is Our…
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Don’t Hold Your Breath: 3 Truths for Overcoming Worry

Too often, my lungs burn from the pressure of holding my breath.   Will I marry? Am I loved? Will this friendship work out? What if that fear comes true? Have I failed?   Being…
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Is Social Media Lying to Us?

Selfies at the beach. Photos with friends. Videos of hysterical laughter.   What do all of these things have in common?   They are all part of the social media pit that has swallowed our…
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I Am Thankful For…

The autumn season leads into one of my favorite holidays: Thanksgiving! The seasonal food that is only served once a year has to be one of the top reasons that I love it so much,…
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What Does Kindness Truly Cost?

Recently, a friend mentioned receiving an unexpectedly snarky text. I could tell that it had struck a chord. Most likely, the text had been sent in the spirit of “fun,” but it came across as…
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Loving Ourselves: How To Have a Healthy Self-Esteem – Part 1

Have we been criticizing our weight; our face; our social skills? Have we scolded ourselves mentally for not getting something right? Do we feel like failures? There are so many ways that we may be…
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Five Truths We Need to Hear When We’re Depressed

The Psalms are full of times where David pleaded with God to relieve him of the darkness which threatened to overtake him. He talks about his heart growing faint (Psalm 61:2) and about proverbial waters…
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The Investigative Quiet Time (Part 1): Hunting for Contrasts

Do you like detective shows? I sure do! Figuring out a mystery, hunting for clues, and accomplishing justice makes for an entertaining way to spend the evening. Hunting for clues isn’t foreign to Bible study…
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Jesus, Our Sweetest Friend

“College is the place where everyone meets their closest, lifelong friends. It’s the time of your life. Enjoy this last bit of youthfulness with your newfound best friends while you still can.”   That’s what…
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The Importance of Seeking a Spiritual Mentor

One of the best pieces of advice that I have received was to find a spiritual mentor, someone to study God’s Word with me, hold me accountable, and be the voice of wisdom when my…
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[Sisterly] Affection: Defining Love

  “Love one another with [sisterly] affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” -Romans 12:10 (ESV; “sisterly” added by me)   Let’s admit it, today the words “brother” and “sister” are often cause for an…
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When All We Want is to Fit In

We all want to fit in.   This is a natural, human desire that stems from the necessity of living in community. In fact, we were created to live in community. God recognized from the…
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Harness the Power of Music for Your Quiet Time

When I was learning how to play the guitar, I liked to push back my curtains in the mornings, let sunlight flood my room, and play praise songs on my bed. I’d always shut the…
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Book Review: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson

View on Amazon     Back Cover:   In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator…
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