Come and See

I’ve recently started reading and studying the book of John through a Bible Study called “Meet Jesus” that is part of the Hello Mornings Challenge for women to rise early in the morning to spend time in prayer and in the Word. This is my third time joining the Hello Mornings Challenge (each one is 13 weeks long) and I have really enjoyed the accountability and spiritual community with other women who are seeking Jesus together in the early hours {Read More}

The Essential Jesus – 1 Peter 2:4-10

You can read about the origins of this blog series on The Essential Jesus here and catch up on previous posts here. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts – life is busy with three little kiddos – but I hope to start writing more again! 1 Peter 2:4-10 I am the Living Stone, the Chief Cornerstone upon which my Church is built. I am a sure, steadfast, immovable foundation for you to build your life {Read More}

Priests in Training

Photo Credit: Kristen Nicole As a mother, one of my primary purposes is to teach my children about Jesus and to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17). I feel strongly that it is my calling to lead my children into the revelation of who Jesus is, how He feels about them, how He taught us to live, and to prepare them as best as I know how for His return to the earth. I also happen {Read More}

Book Review: Behind the Veils of Yemen by Audra Grace Shelby

With only prayer and a faith that always seemed too small, Audra Grace Shelby departed with her husband and children on a one-way flight to Yemen…deep into the heart of conservative Islam. With honesty and passion, she shares her harrowing journey as a Christian woman thrust into a culture dangerously different from her own. From the friendships she forged, to her gnawing doubt and fear, to her offers of hope when her new friends’ religion failed them, she gives us {Read More}

Women Who Proclaim

If you haven’t visited this site recently, you should really come by just to see the beautiful new header that my friend Bethany Vanderputten of painted for me!  Here’s a close-up view of her creation and you can view the full painting by coming to As we were emailing back and forth, discussing the painting, Bethany sent me a word of encouragement for writing on this blog, sharing with me the scripture Psalm 68:11 which says, The Lord {Read More}

Read, Hear And Take To Heart These Words

Revelation 1:1-3 (NIV) 1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place…2 that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Jesus, I ask that You would give to me a desire for Your {Read More}

Horton Hears A Who

As you may know, the Dr. Seuss book “Horton Hears A Who” has been adapted into a computer-animated movie coming to theatres this March. If you’ve never read the story, you can read it here, but the general plot of the story is as follows (quoted from The Internet Movie Database)… One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry for help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can’t see anyone on the speck, he decides to help {Read More}

Apostolic Blogging

A while back, I read a series by Shawn Blanc about Aposotlic Blogging, where he was challenging writers of the blogging world to recognize that they have a voice and to use their blog as a platform for proclaiming the message that God had given them. This started me on a journey of asking myself the question, “Do I have something of value worth saying?” At the same time, ever since I began to seek to write with purpose and {Read More}