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Still, Still, Still: The Missing Key to Adoration.

Still, Still, Still: The Missing Key to Adoration.

There’s no shame in listening to Christmas carols before Thanksgiving in my book. They somehow bring all of the sentiments we hold dear–home, family, faith, hope, love– and tie them all together in one musical, merry package. {And who can lift your spirits like Bing […]

Too Busy To Abide

Too Busy To Abide

Wanted to share some printables that I made for my home using the art of Helen Allingham, an English watercolor painter who lived during the Victorian era. Her scenes are domestic and soothing, cozy and inviting. They mostly depict cottage life and pastoral scenes. They make […]

For the mom who had a rough day

For the mom who had a rough day

For the mom who had a rough day, who didn’t live up to her ideals, who blew it with her kids, who wasn’t what she should have been, who acted like the mother she vowed she’d never be, For the wife who is discouraged and […]

5 Surprising signs of life we hate

5 Surprising signs of life we hate

I don’t know about you, but there are things in my Christian life that I wish weren’t part of it. You know– all the doubts, insecurities, and shortcomings that are part of the equation in our fallen flesh. I’ve not been online for various reasons […]

Interview with Christine Hoover and a From Good to Grace Giveaway

Interview with Christine Hoover and a From Good to Grace Giveaway

Really excited to share this interview with Christine Hoover with you today and offer a giveaway of her new book, From Good to Grace for you and a friend!  If you aren’t familiar with her book, I semi-reviewed it here after I disagreed with the Gospel Coalition’s […]

The Immersion Bible Study Plan (And A Printable)

The Immersion Bible Study Plan (And A Printable)

Yesterday I talked about a few of my resolutions for 2015, which you all know I hold loosely. I told you how I picture entering the New Year as Israel standing on the side of the Jordan river, about to enter the Promised Land—new phases, […]

Mary’s secret for peace {for all of us.}

Mary’s secret for peace {for all of us.}

Do you find peace elusive? Do circumstances dictate your mood? Does the behavior (or misbehavior) of others rattle you and threaten to steal your joy? On what does your happiness depend? One of the greatest lessons we can learn is that peace is not dependent […]