I Am Clean

Anybody else ever feel like you’ve been trudging through knee-high muck and sludge and despaired of ever finding your way out? This is how I have been feeling for the last few months and I’ll share why. In the last year, our family has experienced a lot of transition and changes, some really wonderful ones and some really difficult ones. Almost a year ago, we received an unexpected phone call that would dramatically alter our lives for the better as {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel – Year 4

I haven’t had any time for blogging as of late, but I always make time for Truth in the Tinsel as the Christmas season approaches because I love it so much and so do my kids. It’s just under 2 weeks until December 1st when the tradition of advent typically begins and if you have children, I would highly recommend this advent devotional and activity eBook to you! The first year that we participated, we followed the book as closely {Read More}

Book Review: Heaven is for Real – Special Movie Edition

After watching a pre-screening of the movie that was based on the book Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo, it made me want to read the book again. I must have borrowed the book from somebody when I first read it several years ago, so when I saw the opportunity to review the new “Special Movie Edition” release, I signed up right away. If you’re not familiar with the story, it’s the true telling of a small-town pastor whose almost {Read More}

The Spirit Longs Jealously

“Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the Spirit he caused to dwell in us longs jealously?” James 4:5 The verse above seems to be a difficult one for translators of the Bible to interpret, as there are several different ways in which they propose that it can be translated. However, of the several options, the wording above is the one that resonates the most deeply in my heart. It seems that as I have felt my heart {Read More}

I Can’t Live Without Hunger

This is the second post in a series on spiritual hunger, you can read the other posts here. I clearly remember being in a service where the preacher was speaking about feeding our spirit and feeding our flesh. Our spirit and our flesh are constantly at war with each other and depending on which one we are feeding, that will determine which one is stronger and which one will win the battle. “For the flesh desires what is contrary to {Read More}

Our Easter Banner

Our family had a great time preparing our hearts for Easter using the kids devotional A Sense of the Resurrection. You can read about Days 1 & 2 in my original review and Days 3 & 4 here. On Day 5 we SAW Jesus’ true royalty as they put a purple robe on Him, draping a purple blanket over Justice’s shoulders as a royal garment. On Day 6 we HEARD the rooster’s crow and talked about how we don’t want {Read More}

Coupon Code for A Sense of the Resurrection!

A couple weeks ago I talked about how we are preparing our hearts for Easter by using a new ebook from ohAmanda called A Sense of the Resurrection. Feel free to read my review of this devotional for kids that we are already loving! Since then we’ve done a couple more of the devotionals as we slowly draw closer to Easter. For Day 3 we talked about how Jesus was a servant and we FELT the warm water and bubbles {Read More}

Preparing Our Hearts for Easter

It’s coming up on 3 years ago that we lost my husband’s sister Angie in a car accident on April 2nd, 2011, not too long before Easter. This was also the first year where I decided to do a special activity with my then 3-year-old son Justice to talk about Jesus dying for us and rising again. I think it was helpful, even as we were also processing the death of Angie and our hope in her resurrection when Jesus {Read More}

My Word for 2014: Allure

A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to preach a short 10-minute sermon at Sanctuary House of Prayer on my favorite scripture passage. At first, my instinct was to go to the book of Song of Songs, as it has always been dear to my heart. But then I considered the book of Hosea, which is also a favorite of mine and I thought of a particular verse that has spoken to my heart many times over. As {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Giveaway & Coupon Code!!

This will be my 3rd year using Truth in the Tinsel as our family Advent celebration leading up to Christmas and my kids have been getting excited about it as soon as they saw Christmas decorations start going up in the stores and neighborhood. If you haven’t heard about Truth in the Tinsel, it is a fantastic e-book by Amanda White with daily advent clues, crafts, Bible passages and a devotional to read with your children to teach them about {Read More}