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Re-Thinking Self-Care and The Bare Minimum Self-Care Routine

Re-Thinking Self-Care and The Bare Minimum Self-Care Routine

We’re reading through ReFresh in our study group and the topic of self-care has emerged as a confusing concept for many of us. What exactly is self care? Is it selfish? Is it compatible with Christianity? Aren’t we supposed to deny ourselves? Isn’t self-care “taking thought for our […]

Seasons and the Limitations of our own Creatureliness. (ReFresh, Ch. 4 &5)

Seasons and the Limitations of our own Creatureliness. (ReFresh, Ch. 4 &5)

I’ve lived in the same county my entire life and grew up in an agrarian family. We were very aware of the seasons and how they affect our life, the landscape, our dress, and our crops. There’s comfort knowing a place so well that you […]

The Truth About True Love

The Truth About True Love

Sometimes true love expresses itself in surprising ways. I realized this the other day when Peter did something very utilitarian for me. It  caught me off guard to feel my heart warming and skipping a beat over something so small. Young girls, listen up. There […]

Is God In Control During Our Darkest Hours?

Is God In Control During Our Darkest Hours?

Have you ever wondered what God is doing in the middle of a trial? Do you wonder if He sees and knows the details of your crisis? Do you fear that other people will ruin your life or stand in the way of your progress […]

ReFresh Chapter 2 Recap

ReFresh Chapter 2 Recap

In Chapter 2 of Refresh, Shona looks back at what went wrong and led to her emotional and physical breakdown. She encourages us to reflect by “replaying” the circumstances of our own seasons of burnout. When we do this, we can see where our theology was […]

An Introduction to the Grace-Paced Life (Refresh, Intro & Ch.1)

An Introduction to the Grace-Paced Life (Refresh, Intro & Ch.1)

We’re one week into our 10 week Refresh book study and I wanted to recap the Introduction and Chapter 1. In the introduction to the book, the frantic life and the grace-paced life are contrasted and placed before us as two opposing options. We all know […]

10 Ways to Grow as a Person This Year

10 Ways to Grow as a Person This Year

Want to grow as a person and better yourself this year? Think you don’t have time to learn a new skill or break a bad habit? Take a look at these 10 small ways to grow and learn. They are painless, but practical! Learn something […]

How David responded to a rebellious child.

How David responded to a rebellious child.

I’m journaling through the Psalms this winter, and this truth shot out at me like never before. It was the little phrasing before Psalm 3: “A psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.” A rebellious child. Could anything break the heart of […]

REFRESH Winter Book Study Details!

REFRESH Winter Book Study Details!

It’s that time! I wanted to give you the details about our online winter book study. We’re reading Refresh: Embracing a Grace-paced Life in a World of Endless Demands by David and Shona Murray and we start JANUARY 15th! JOIN OUR PRIVATE FB GROUP HERE! […]

How God blessed our family in 2017. Looking back in thankfulness.

How God blessed our family in 2017. Looking back in thankfulness.

It’s 2018 and I wanted to share a few of the blessings of 2017. I told you last month that I would share some of the ways God has been faithful to our family, though I hardly know where to begin except to say that […]