God Loves Americans Too


I am an American.  And I am not ashamed to be an American. There was a time that I was not able to say that and truly mean it.  Americans in generations past had no problem accepting this truth, but I have.  And I believe many in the post Baby-Boomer generations may feel the same. We grew up in a time…

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Bye-Bye Boogeyman – A Spiritual Warfare Manual for Parents (and Their Kids!)


The more I hear from concerned parents about the nightmares and the fears plaguing their children, the more I felt compelled to write this little manual.  I wanted to offer a simple and practical guide on spiritual warfare for parents that will enable them to teach their children the basics of taking up our authority in Jesus without being weird and dramatic. Spiritual warfare…

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40 Scriptures for Lent


  I didn’t grow up in a home that practiced the tradition of Lent, but I am drawn to the idea of doing something special for the 40 days leading up to Easter.  It’s so easy to let the season go by and miss the point of it all, which is Jesus. So I put together a collection of 40 Scriptures…

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Jesus Among Other Gods (Book Giveaway)


I don’t know about you, but lately, with everything going on in the world, I have been hungry for some TRUTH.  Solid, timeless, unwavering truth.  Which is why, when I saw this book Jesus Among Other Gods, I was drawn to it. I love the author, Ravi Zacharias.  If you have never read his books or heard him speak, I think…

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16 Ways to Save Money So that You Can Give More


I’m drawn to the minimalistic lifestyle.  We never made an intentional choice to live minimally, but our semi-nomadic lifestyle (and income level) has shaped how many possessions we currently have.  I am also very aware of becoming like my mother and storing every piece of paper from my children’s school years in boxes in the basement, as well as every stuffed…

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Letting God Heal the Daddy Wound


  Recently my husband was overseas for a couple of weeks, working with our missions agency.  Understandably, the kids had their moments of really missing their father, but most of the time, life seemed to go on as normal.  My five-year old son still went to preschool, and my 3-year old daughter still stayed home with me.  By the end…

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How to Make Wise Decisions (Even Amidst Confusion)


These can be confusing times that we live in, but if we are people of God, we don’t have to live confused.  God has given us His Spirit to help us discern and make wise decisions, even in the midst of confusion. Here’s a few tips to silence the chaos and lean into wisdom: 1. Look for context This comes…

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For the Least of These #Unborn


I’ve really gone back and forth about writing this post.  My heart is not to offend anyone, but I feel so deeply about this topic that it seems I almost “must” say something. Over the past few months, many of my Facebook friends have posted political opinions that I have not agreed with or found to be misinformed, but I…

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4 Ideas for When Your Quiet Times Get Boring


It’s amazing, isn’t it? That our times with the infinite Creator of the Universe can sometimes feel…well…boring?! I assure you that it is not God’s fault! He is the most interesting Being ever, so why does it happen?  And how can we avoid it? It happens because we get stuck in a rut.  Or it happens because we make spending…

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