3 Reasons I Trust the Bible (And Your Kids Can Too)
The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but can we really trust writings penned thousands of years ago? Here are three reasons I trust the Bible and so can you.
Prepare for a Purposeful New Year
Rhythms shape us and focus us. Rather than simply stating New Year's resolutions, how can we honor God in the rhythms of our daily lives to live for him—and reach those goals?
5 Simple Ways to Observe Advent
Advent practices sometimes get replaced with distracting activities. We hurry to bake the shortbread, build the gingerbread house, drive through the light display. But inwardly our souls are screaming, “Rest! Don’t rush!” But, how can we observe Advent without adding to our hurry?
How Will My Kids Fare?
There is so much I want my children to know and embrace before they leave. Everything from knowing the Bible, manage money, or even boiling an egg. Many spiritual and practical lessons I was not taught (hubs taught me how to boil an egg and I had no idea how to read the Bible entering college). Sometimes I feel like I am scrambling to know how to teach them because I want them to know so many things. But then, this morning gave me hope. After we sat for a quick morning devotion before heading out the door, I heard one of my children singing a song I made up…
Overwhelmed? 6 Truths to Guide You
We all get overwhelmed. Our chest tightens. Our breath shallows. Our eyes tear. We believe no matter how hard we strain, things won’t work out. In these days we need reminders of truth. Here are six truths that help me overcome feelings of defeat: 6 Truths to Guide Us 1. We are valuable because God made us (Genesis 1:27). We see a person’s job promotion on Facebook. Yet again. We unpack boxes in the house a friend bought, when we barely made rent. Our souls feed on images of value—how much we possess or have accomplished. So, we strain. We build our ladder and hang every rung with weight…
You Need This: 3 Truths About Self-Care
How can we practice self-care in a world gone mad? Here are three truths to guide us in self-care.
A Call to Mobile Discipleship
Discipleship is a mobile moment-to-moment opportunity. It was designed that way. From God’s instructions to parents in the Old Testament to Paul’s instructions to believers in the New Testament—scripture shows us that we all are called to mobile discipleship. But what does mobile discipleship look like?
When Holding Onto Faith Feels Like a Battle
Sometimes life feels like a battle and we are not sure if our faith will be able to withstand. It can. It will. Here's how it might make it through.
When Dad Died
When my earthly father died, I entered a metamorphosis. How do I begin to live fatherless? I had to learn about God the father.
Good Friday Seder Guide for Families
Good Friday is sometimes overlooked by resurrection Sunday, but it is a valuable opportunity to reflect and remember. Especially as we think about how to express the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice to the children in our lives. So often we mention the cross but celebrate the hope of the resurrection too soon. We don’t allow ourselves or our children to enter into the loss. The suffering of Jesus. The significance of his blood. In order to rejoice in the resurrection, we must teach our kids (and ourselves) to sit in the reality of the cross a little longer. To recognize the weight of the fact that sin deserves death and…