Faithful Hearts Study: Community

Faithful Hearts Study

Each month in 2019, I am creating a new Faithful Hearts Study highlighting a different aspect of a faithful heart. Below is day one of November’s study on community; I pray it is a blessing to you! If you are interested, there is a link at the bottom of the post to request the entire seven-day […]

November 11, 2019

Five Practical Ways to Cultivate Humility


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

While We Wait

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I watched my four-year-old as she played, flattening and rolling and stretching the play-doh in her capable hands. “J.J.,” I beckoned. No answer.  “Julianne…,” I tried once more.  When she didn’t respond, I moved to sit beside her.  “Julianne, I need you to stop what you’re doing and look in my eyes. I have something […]

October 18, 2018

The Key to Productivity in God’s Economy

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Seven months into parenthood, I knew something had to change. I had expected the diaper changes, the snotty noses, even the sleepless nights; but I had not anticipated the frustration, the fear, or the perpetual feeling of falling behind. I woke up one morning to my daughter babbling in her crib. As I laid there […]

August 11, 2018

Returning to Wonder

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Read His Words Before Ours! Revelation 4:6-10 Psalm 5:1-3 Exodus 33:18-23 Isaiah 45:5-7 Psalm 96:10-12 While my mother would tell you she does not have a good singing voice, to me, her voice will always be a sound of comfort and home. One of my earliest memories is of my mother singing a hymn as […]

May 30, 2018

To See Him More Clearly: As a Friend To Christ


Ooh, do I have a gem to share with you today. It is a note I wrote my best friend when we were in the fourth grade. She recently sent it to me via text and we both howled with laughter at my diplomatic attempt to draw some boundaries within our friendship. It must have […]

May 23, 2018

To See Him More Clearly: A Sister to Christ


One of the worst places to be stuck in our spiritual walk is in a rut. Like most long-term relationships, it is easy to lose the wonder you first had upon meeting and falling in love with Jesus. But with a God who is infinitely wonderful and mysterious, there is no shortage of paths to […]

May 17, 2018