Searching for More

“Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him. Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given, you children of his servant Abraham, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones. He is the Lord our God. His justice is seen throughout the land.” – Psalms 105:4-7 In difficult times, we grapple with the “why’s.” Why is this happening? Why would God allow this? Why me? Why now? Read more…

Presence over Perfection

“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 Right now, most of us find ourselves attempting to navigate uncharted waters. Our routines are upside down, responsibilities are scrambled, and living hour by hour is unsettling. There’s a new take on the news every hour, everything feels Read more…

When Peace Feels Elusive

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” – Isaiah 26:3 The world is weighing heavily on my shoulders. For some, current situations are only a matter of inconvenience. For many others, it’s so much more. My heart grieves for the injustice and disunity. I’m desperately torn between listening and learning, engaging and keeping my eyes and heart open. My heart is broken understanding we Read more…

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Sharing Bread

“Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35 Part of my Sabbath routine is making a loaf of bread. There is something so satisfying and therapeutic in taking ordinary ingredients and with a little time, watching them transform into something both life-sustaining and delicious. Bread has been a standard for life for a long time. Read more…

Where is Your Refuge?

“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” -Psalm 91:1-2 In these times of waiting and uncertainty, peace and rest can feel just out of reach or an impossible dream. Whatever your typical reality, it’s easy to be comfortable and feel Read more…

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Spiritual Mom Brain

When we think about sitting down and focusing on the Bible, or prayer, we have a long list of failed experiments that pop into our brain. There’s that time we ended up playing Candy Crush for 20 minutes instead of in the Bible app. Or the time we fell asleep, head on the table, “praying.” Or all the times we followed our checklist but nothing felt applicable or relevant to real life.

Light Dawns in the Darkness

“Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;He is gracious, merciful, and righteous.” – Psalm 112:4 Right now, this life just feels heavy. Hard. Dark. With sickness and death, confusion and chaos, despair and hopelessness on display as we navigate such unprecedented times, it feels like someone turned the lights out on us and suddenly thrust us into darkness. In darkness, you can’t find your way. You stumble about slowly, grasping around you for something Read more…

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Mom Quiet Time: A Spiritual Check-Up

Your spiritual health is the most important part of you, and yet it is the easiest to neglect. Mom quiet time is an elusive unicorn that we can’t quite catch. We know God loves us and will never change, and so it’s often the easiest to push it aside, knowing He will still be there when we have extra time. The demands on a mama are intense, and time is always at a premium. If Read more…

Love Will See Us Through

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” – Colossians 3:12-14 Stress dredges up those undesirable emotions just lurking under the surface. Confined close Read more…

How Are You Working to Fill Your Cup?

You cannot pour from an empty cup. This is an often-used phrase in the self-care realm to make sure that we are prioritizing our health and mental wellness – putting on our own oxygen mask before attempting to help others. When we forget to allow time to recharge and fill our cup, we find ourselves short-tempered, exhausted, unable to move forward, and looking to the wrong things in an attempt to fill up.  Fill Your Read more…