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}

New Testament in 30 Days Bible Reading Plan

In 2011, I read through the New Testament in a month for 6 months and it was really challenging, but really great! While there is already a great 30-day reading plan for the New Testament in the YouVersion app or on the Bible.com website called New Thru 30, I created my own plan, trying to keep books together, without splitting them up or starting a new book, whenever possible. I like this plan because it keeps the reading manageable with {Read More}

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}

Hand Lettering Scripture Printables

Lately, I’ve picked up the hobby of hand lettering and have been creating word art from scripture. I have found it to be a lot of fun, while also feeding my spirit! I love finding creative ways to meditate on God’s Word, and this has been really enjoyable, while also writing the Word upon my heart. Many of the scriptures that I’ve drawn out have been from the book of John, as I was reading and studying this book for {Read More}

Don’t Let the Seeds Be Choked

Recently, the parable of the sower from Mark 4:14-20 struck me in a new way. Lately, I’ve had moments where I’ve been reading the Bible or listening to preaching and the Holy Spirit has struck my heart with revelation and conviction. While seeing my sin or weakness can be painful, I have felt genuine joy at Him showing me something that He wants to correct and make more like Jesus. I believe my heart is sincere in its desire to {Read More}

Book Review: Has God Spoken? by Hank Hanegraaff

Using the memorable acronym MAPS, radio host and Bible scholar Hank Hanegraaff masterfully reveals four proofs that confirm the divine origin of the Bible: M represents the strength of the manuscript itself as many actual fragments have been located A stands for the archaeological proofs that have been uncovered P is for the prophecy that has accurately predicted events S represents the scriptural synergy found in the unity, consistency, and harmony of the sixty-six books These clearly presented proofs provide {Read More}

Book Review: The Names of God Bible

I recently got the opportunity to review The Names of God Bible, of which the general editor is Ann Spangler, the bestselling author of Praying the Names of God. This Bible is in the God’s Word Translation (GW) which seeks to accurately translate the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek text into a contemporary English equivalent that expresses the meaning of the text in a way that can be naturally read and understood. Ann has extensively studied the names of God throughout {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}

His Emotions Are Beautiful & His Words Are Sweet

A meditation on Song of Songs 5:13 His cheeks are like beds of spices yielding perfumea. His face expresses the emotions that are in his heart. His emotions are wonderful and are only expressed from his absolute emotional wholeness, purity and righteousness. He is filled with joy and delight and happinessb. He takes great pleasure in mec and I bask in the warmth and love in his smile. His laughter ministers to my weary and sorrowful heart and brings me {Read More}

Tips for Fasting

Fasting is often difficult (thank God for the times when its easy!) and the enemy will do just about anything to keep you from it.  Now you may not struggle with the same hurdles that I’ve encountered, but if you’re anything like me, than hopefully you’ll find some of these tips helpful.  Here are a couple things I discovered recently in my attempts at fasting: 1. Set clear guidelines Almost every time I do a fast, if I don’t set very clear {Read More}