When Life Is a Little Too Busy

Devotionals, Off The Blog

I saw the phone light up out of the corner of my eye. I picked it up and scanned the text: “Are you free to hang out today?” I cringed. “No”, I thought, “I don’t have time to hang out today or any day this week.” I was in the midst of a very busy season and […]

October 8, 2018

A Prayer For You, Mamas


“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.” 1 Peter 5:2-3 Those sweet angel […]

April 23, 2018

He Cares For Your Every Need


 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your […]

April 8, 2018



You know that feeling? When you cry- no, SCREAM- out to the Lord to do something, SAY something, anything, to show you he’s there. That he gives even an ounce of a flip about what’s going wrong with your life? But there’s no response. Just silence? This Saturday 2,000 years ago, the silence must have […]

March 31, 2018

A New Vision for Today


I lay in bed, listening to my son’s happy chatter across the hall. It was 5:14 am. Why was he awake??? I was looking down the barrel of a 16 hour day. My hubby has a track meet today which means I’m flying solo from wake up to bedtime. These are long, hard days. As […]

March 26, 2018

Favored One


Luke 1:29 tells us that Mary was perplexed by this greeting, spoken by the angel. Surely, the appearance of the angel would be terrifying and amazing, but I wonder if it wasn’t also the words he spoke that gave her pause.

December 21, 2017

Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel


Emmanuel, “God with us”. This name of Christ assures us, reminds us, he is here. We are not alone. In this Advent season, we reflect on a time when mankind awaited their Savior. We remember our lives before Christ before our souls felt their worth. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel has come to thee, O Israel! This […]

December 16, 2017

When I Am Overwhelmed


When my spirit faints within me,     you know my way! In the path where I walk     they have hidden a trap for me. Psalm 142:3 (ESV) The baby isn’t napping, I’m behind in my writing, the house is a wreck and I have to submit my plans for Women’s Bible Studies next Spring by Friday. Overwhelmed? Yes. […]

October 25, 2017

How Would You Answer?


And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?”  And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” Mark 10:51 I recently listened to Emily P. Freeman’s podcast The Next Right Thing and at the end of one of her episodes, she describes Jesus as a great question-asker, […]

October 20, 2017

Is It Enough?


“But scripture tells us that we were created to glorify God, indicating that we are important to God Himself. This is the final definition of genuine importance or significance to our lives: If we are truly important to God for all eternity, then what greater measure of importance or significant could we want?” – Wayne […]

October 16, 2017