Are You Hungry?

I’ve been thinking a lot about spiritual hunger lately. Hunger for more of the Lord has always been a staple for me in my walk with God, though there have been seasons where it has felt stronger or weaker. I’ve come to believe that spiritual hunger is a gift from God, but I also believe that it is something that needs to be nurtured and cultivated and kept alive by continually saying “yes” to it. However, you could probably argue {Read More}

Book Review: The Pleasure of His Company by Dutch Sheets

I’ve read some other books by Dutch Sheets before, so I was looking forward to the opportunity to read his latest book The Pleasure of His Company. With 30 short chapters all about how we can enter into and actually enjoy God’s presence, it’s a book that you don’t necessarily want to read all at once, but is great to use as a daily devotional or even weekly reading, as these short chapters still pack plenty of food for thought {Read More}

Latest & Greatest

So, I’ve been pretty bad at doing any kind of updates on my blog lately – there just isn’t enough time in the day!!! However, if you’re curious about the on-goings of our family, there is a way for you to be kept in the loop, even if I neglect this blog somewhat. Since my husband Joe went on staff at Sanctuary House of Prayer as an intercessory missionary, we have been doing our best to send out monthly updates {Read More}

Monthly Mission: Pray for Harvest Workers

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been joining in with Amanda at in her Monthly Mission, which is PRAYER this month! In my last post, I talked about how we have been praying with our kids about the issue of LIFE, and in this post, I’m just going to share how we took some of Amanda’s ideas from her post and added some of our ideas to it. I LOVED Amanda’s post and creative activities that {Read More}

Monthly Mission: Pray for LIFE

I had hoped to have this post up earlier, but we are still trying to recover and catch up with life after being on a road trip for over 2 weeks with our three young kiddos, so things are taking a little longer to get done. I’ve talked about my friend Amanda at several times before, as she is the writer of the fantastic eBook “Truth in the Tinsel“. Recently, she has also started a series on her blog {Read More}

5 Minute Friday: Again

I’m participating in 5 Minute Friday again, hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker – Tales from a Gypsy Mama where she gives us a word and then everyone writes about it for 5 minutes – no editing, no over thinking, no back tracking. This week’s word is “Again”… I have a headache this morning…again. My daughter is throwing a tantrum and I’m losing my patience…again. I’m folding and putting laundry away…again. There’s spit-up on the floor, dishes on the counter, weights on {Read More}

My Story

My husband recently shared his story on his new blog, in which he shared some exciting news regarding his work and ministry! I encourage you to go read it, but I also wanted to share the same story from my vantage point. From a young age, Jesus captivated my heart with His love and I found myself identifying with Mary of Bethany, who simply desired to sit at the feet of Jesus, gaze at His face and listen to Him {Read More}

Priests in Training: Worship & Prayer

I think it’s pretty safe to say that prayer and worship are two of the most important spiritual skills that we can teach our children. I am by no means an expert on the subject and have had my fair share of bedtime fights over trying to get my kids to pray with me. But, this is exactly why I get excited about any little tools that can help me get my kids engaged in prayer and worship. I know {Read More}


There have been an abundance of New Years posts lately, many detailing their resolutions or outlooks on the upcoming year, so I suppose I will join in as well.    While I wouldn’t say I’ve made any resolutions, I have several new projects or goals that I am wanting to implement this year that I am really excited about! Prayer & Giving Joe and I enjoy giving to various causes that we are passionate about, but we realized that we {Read More}

Will He find faith?

A passage that has been floating in my mind lately is Luke 18:7-8, which says, “And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” This brought a rather sobering question to mind – is it possible to be {Read More}