Kind Words Are Like Honey

Proverbs 16:24 NLT “Kind words are like honey — sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” From a very young age, I learned that words have a massive impact on our lives. Words can be used in healthy, convicting conversations that can mend relationships. Words can also be used in destructive, vicious confrontations that tear apart relationships. I’ve … Read More

Theology for Your To-Do List

I love lists. I have taken full advantage of technology where productivity is concerned. I have an app for shopping lists, to-do lists, reminders, and scheduling. I have a daily, weekly, and monthly to-do list, along with many (many) other lists that I’m managing. As I write this, I am aware that I sound like a total control freak, and … Read More

The Pleasantness of Simple Trust

I’m so intrigued by the story of Naomi in the book of Ruth. Sometimes we overlook Naomi because, well, the entire book is named after Ruth. Naomi is not the central character. Yet her story was vital to bring Ruth into the picture. Naomi was a real person whose family was struggling because of famine. She and her husband were … Read More

The Nightgown

Many women walk in and out of our lives. Some seem to have a permanent place no matter how often you talk or how often you see one another. One of those saints in my life is now home with Jesus, but what an impact she had on this now 59-year-old woman! We met when I was just a 17 … Read More

Earth Shaking Obedience

We do family worship before bed with our kids. It usually consists of a bible story, prayer, and lately, we’ve added a “kid’s first catechism” book to our routine. But before you get a serine picture in your mind of what our time looks like I’ll fill you in that there’s also a lot of wiggling, sometimes kicking, and occasional … Read More

Praying for Unicorns

Kids have SO many questions. Recently, I was teaching in our children’s church when a little girl asked me why God hasn’t answered her prayer. Full disclosure- she was praying for a baby unicorn. Well, sort of a baby, but big enough that she could ride it without hurting it. (Her exact words.) She’s been taught that God listens when … Read More

A Pearl of Great Price

I wasn’t raised in a Christian home, but I learned in my twenties of an unconditional Love that wanted to encourage, strengthen, and empower me to dream as I had as a child before my parents’ divorce. I was thrilled to learn about a virtuous woman having a price far above rubies (Proverbs 31:10, KJV). I prayed to be like … Read More

Beauty on Purpose

Proverbs 31: 24-25 (ESV) She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants. Strength and dignity are her clothing, she shall rejoice in the time to come. Fall is one of my favorite seasons! Leggings, cozy shirts and booties are a few of my go to items right now. I’ve even bought a few new things for … Read More

Who You Say I Am

There are so many opinions and expectations in this world for women. Many of us at one season or another have felt the pressure to be a superhero at every single role that we fill in our life. The pressure to be Super Mom, Super Wife, Super Christian, etc; the pressure to do it all, and while we’re doing it … Read More

Saved by Truth While Drowning in Change

Change. What feelings rise in you when you hear that word? For some it may be a desirable word, but for many it’s a scary one. A word that makes us uncomfortable and that brings a fear of the unknown. This can be anything from a schedule change to a death in our family. From road construction to a child … Read More