When Your Faith Needs a Refresh

I don’t know about you, but these last few months have taken a tole on my spiritual life. Any time life gets flipped on it’s side our faith is bound to be called into question, but this season of pandemic, protests, and prolonged time alone have been especially hard to face on the faith front. … Read more

What it Means for God’s Word to Be Living and Active

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (ESV) Hebrews 4:12 is a familiar passage, often quoted when we talk about the importance of … Read more

A Meaningful Way to Study the Bible

It’s hard for me to do a task if I don’t see a purpose behind it, if I don’t find it meaningful and helpful in some way. I’m a rule follower, and sometimes that means I do something because I know logically it’s the right thing to do. But even then, some of those “right … Read more

My New Favorite Bible (and GIVEAWAY!!!!)

*Some of the links are affiliate links, which means I will receive a small commission for an purchases made through that link. This is one way I supplement some income so that I can keep created devoted resources for you!* I’m a bit of a Bible collector. And by that I mean I’ll find a … Read more

3 Benefits of Studying the Psalms in Times of Uncertainty

It feels a little hard to find steady footing right now. I’m feeling unsettled by uncertainty, and I imagine you are too. As scary as a pandemic is when we don’t really have any answers, the truth is, I’ve felt uncertain and unsteady before. This feeling of taking one step at a time in an … Read more

Embracing Lent: 40 Days in the Gospels

Lent was a strange concept to me for many years. I didn’t grow up in a church that practiced this rhythm, and the first time I heard about it I was a second grader attending a Lutheran school. We had an Ash Wednesday service and no one quite prepared me for the silence or the … Read more

How to Get Excited about the Bible

Many of us set the goal of reading through the Bible during the year. And often when we set that goal we are all excited and ready to go. But can I confess something to you? Heading into this year I was not excited to read my Bible. I’m a big fan of reading the … Read more

So You Want to Read Through the Bible this Year

Reading through the Bible is one goal many Christians add to their list for the new year, and it’s a good one. We talk a lot around here about how faith is about relationship. There is no better way to build relationship with the Lord than to get to know Him through His Word. But … Read more

Why Study the Names of Jesus

Rachelle Dekker wrote “Life is series of forgetting and remembering.” If you hang around me for any period of time you’ll probably hear me share those words because they are some of the most freeing I have ever encountered. They remind me that I’m not going to get it right the first time–or the twenty-first … Read more