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Faith / Holiday

4 Things About Easter Judas Never Experienced

On March 25, 2018

I’ve been reading the book Iscariot: A Novel of Judas by Tosca Lee. It is interesting to think about what Judas may have been like and his motivations that led to him betraying Jesus.  But all I could think about while reading (and maybe it’s because I’m reading it during Holy Week, just before Resurrection Sunday) is how Judas missed it….

Faith / Spiritual Victory

How Comparison Keeps Us From God’s Best

On December 6, 2017

We all do it.  We compare ourselves to others.  We view something someone has or does as better than us.  And we feel jealous and insecure.  But then we compare ourselves to someone else and we find we’re better at something than them, and so we judge them and feel better about ourselves.  We’re continually trying to keep the scale…

Encouragement / Faith

5 Ways to Draw Near to God When He Feels Far Away

On December 1, 2017

You love God with all your heart and soul and mind, and then life happens.  Whether it’s the busyness of life, or something painful happened in your life, it’s not hard to find yourself not connecting with God like you did before.  God feels far away, and your desire to read your Bible or pray or go to church is…

Spiritual Victory

Savoring Grace

On October 9, 2017

The other day I attempted to make red velvet cupcakes.  From scratch.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  I’m not much of a baker or cook and hubby has a few stories he could share with you about epic flops I’ve had in the kitchen.  But somehow I got it in my mind to make red velvet cupcakes from…

Faith

How Are You Responding to God’s Call?

On July 30, 2017

Recently I’ve been studying a few chapters of Exodus.  More specifically Exodus 19-20 and Exodus 32-33.  This is when Moses goes up Mount Sinai to meet with God and receive the Ten Commandments.  And then while Moses is on Mount Sinai and the Israelites fear Moses isn’t returning, so they build the golden calf. These are passages I’ve read before…

Encouraging Reads

Must Read Books for the Christian Woman’s Heart

On July 5, 2017

My to-read list always seems to be getting longer and longer, but for me the summer is when I can finally tackle some books I’ve been eager to read.  And in case you’ve been looking for a good book (or several!) to encourage your heart here’s a few of my recent favorites in no particular order. Disclosure: Some of the…

Encouragement / Faith / Holiday

Cultivating a Heart of Thankfulness

On November 20, 2016

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I am super excited.  I love the fun times with family gathered around the table.  The food, oh my goodness, the food!  Potatoes and turkey and stuffing (oh my!) smothered in gravy.  Pie smothered in Cool Whip.  Yes please!!  And I adore the season.  The crisp weather, the kaleidoscopic display of leaves…