Divine Hospitality


Faith

Hospitality does not come naturally to me; however, the desire to invite people in, to put them at ease and surround them with beauty, that is seated deep within me. As a new mother and young wife, I was eager to play the role of hostess for the holidays. I use to spend hours scrolling […]

November 19, 2019

Tapping into the Holy Spirit


Faith

Throughout this year-long Faithful Heart’s series, I have invited a variety of writers to join in on the conversation and share their experiences in cultivating the various traits we have discussed. Today, I am so excited to share with you another fantastic guest post, written by my friend and fellow Hope*Writer, Penny Noyes, where she […]

October 14, 2019

How to Wait Well When God Says ‘Not Yet’


Faith

After seven years as an administrative assistant, I couldn’t wait for a job change. I wanted something new and exciting! Something that tapped into my gifts and passions. And yet, each time I sent out my resume it felt as if I was shouting into a dark, deserted hallway; nothing but an echo returning from […]

September 8, 2019

Learning to Pivot in the Midst of Crisis


Faith

After 32 years of living, you would think I could recognize it by now, but I still struggle to see it when it’s happening. The invitation to pivot, to change directions and seek out a new path, is often born out of a sense of crisis. What feels like an ending is really a new […]

May 17, 2019

How to Hold On To Peace While Pursuing Your Dreams


Faith

I can think of few things as exhilarating as launching a new dream. Pursuing our passion stretches us in ways we could never imagine. We wear new hats, meet new people, learn new tricks, and try new things. It’s pure joy and adrenaline! That is, until the fear sets in. When God first called me […]

April 10, 2019

Five Practical Ways to Cultivate Humility


Faith

What if I told you there was really only one barrier keeping you from going deeper into your relationship with God? And what if I told you there was really only one thing you needed to cultivate to overcome that barrier? While I may not know you, or where you are in your personal walk […]

March 27, 2019

The Anatomy of a Faithful Heart


Faith

Earlier this year, I shared my desire to get to the root of my anger and phone addiction. I shared how these behaviors were actually symptoms of a deeper problem, and that to solve those issues I needed more than a New Year’s resolution. I needed a heart like Christ’s. Many of you raised your […]

January 30, 2019

The Change New Years Doesn’t Offer


Faith

I don’t know about you, but New Years is my JAM. Being a goal-oriented, list-loving, dreamer the weeks surrounding January 1st can feel straight-up intoxicating. There’s just so much hope and promise flying around! Naturally, I take full advantage of this season to dream and scheme and make lists of all the things I hope […]

January 9, 2019