Five Truths for the Not-Yet Mama

The plump envelope sat on our kitchen counter taunting me. It’s shape and size set it apart from the bills and junk mail in the pile. I looked at it out of the corner of my eye, avoiding direct eye contact as if it was an old acquaintance I thought I recognized in public but wasn’t quite sure. Flipping…

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Just as He Said | 30 Readings for Easter

Join me for 30 days in the Text as we make our way to Easter Sunday. For 30 days, we will fix our eyes on Jesus as we look closely at the prophecies Jesus fulfilled during Passion Week. Each day we will look at a prophecy concerning the Messiah, and at the way Jesus fulfilled that…

The Great Physician | A Prayer

Our Good God, You are the God we know by many names: Redeemer Creator Savior And we find ourselves aching for these names to be our reality because   as we lay our heads down to rest, our minds can do anything but. The sickness in our souls – the grief, the pain, the fear,…

Godly Prayers for an Ungodly Leader

Today we will inaugurate a new president. Today, the people of the United States of America, will turn the keys of the White House over the Donald Trump. This Inauguration Day is a complicated one. On the one hand, I truly celebrate and rejoice the tradition of peaceful transfers of power among our elected officials.…

Sister, You Can Do Hard Things

“It’s just not for me, I guess,” she said, shaking her head with resignation. The words fell from her mouth with a splat; they were deflated and her heart was fit to match. Between us sat an open Bible, a well-worn dictionary, two pens, and plenty of scratch paper. We were working through the Text…

Top Six Books of 2016 for Christian Women (and two to pass on)

Top Six Books for Christian Women (of 2016) Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson. Hannah Anderson caught my eye with her first book Made for More. My husband bought it for me unexpectedly and I devoured it in two days. It’s not that the book offered particularly new information, but a uniquely fresh perspective on the…