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Fear and Faith

Fear and Faith

Senseless violence and killing. Islamic Terrorists. Scenes I never imagined I’d see in my lifetime playing out on the lovely streets of Paris. I spent my Friday night watching my Twitter feed, nervously awaiting news of the hostages in the theatre. I heard that they […]

Contentment is a choice.

Contentment is a choice.

Contentment is a topic that kept resurfacing over and over again this past week, and whenever that happens, I know the Lord is trying to teach me something.   Discontentment can creep into our hearts in the subtlest ways, like the other night when I […]

You Need To Rest Because You Are Not The Savior

You Need To Rest Because You Are Not The Savior

“You can rest in Heaven.” I heard this blunt one-liner many times as a child, and every time I hear it today, I cringe. I’m not sure who coined this callous phrase but I wonder if they had a “savior complex.”   In our pride, it’s […]

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 […]

Some Lesser Known Lessons From Elisabeth Elliot {pt 2}

Some Lesser Known Lessons From Elisabeth Elliot {pt 2}

Yesterday I shared some of my notes from lectures by Elisabeth Elliot. Today I’ll share a few more words that may bless you from her life. From Let Me Be A Woman This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience…it looks for […]

Lesser Known Lessons From Elisabeth Elliot

Lesser Known Lessons From Elisabeth Elliot

Like many women, my life is better for having read and heard the teachings of Elisabeth Elliot. I appreciated her gracious, no-nonsense approach to teaching, perhaps because I am from New England where emotions tend to take a back seat to common sense. She spoke […]