Cultivating Wonder

Guest Post

This is our final guest post for the year and I have to tell you, it’s a beautiful end to our series on cultivating a faithful heart. I am so excited to introduce to you, my friend and fellow Hope*Writer, Casey Hilty, as she shares with us what God has taught her about Cultivating Wonder. […]

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The Fresh Start Bible: A Review

Resource

I have always loved reviewing books, but have never had the opportunity to review a Bible, until now! Late last month, I was invited to give my honest review for the Fresh Start Bible by the Blythe Daniel Agency. In exchange, I received two copies: One to keep and one to give away. You can […]

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The Power of Cake in Community

Guest Post

My grandmother made this fantastic cake when I was growing up. She made it for every celebration. Matter of fact, I can’t remember a time we didn’t have the cake when we went to her house. My grandmother was a chocolate cake type of woman, a trait she passed down to her son, granddaughters, and […]

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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 […]

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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

Chasing Butterflies


Guest Post

I am so excited to introduce to you, my friend, Rebecca Adams. Rebecca leads a cohort of incredible writers on her website, Gracefully Truthful. Gracefully Truthful is an online Bible Study community, where you can register to receive daily journeys in your inbox. I have had the honor of writing for GT several times over […]

March 13, 2019

A Cup For Everyone


Guest Post

Each month this year, I am inviting a dear friend to guest post and share their wisdom and words with you. Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to one of my favorite writers on the internet- Ronne Rock. Below, Ronne shares how her simple tradition of Sunday night meals at CasaRock holds the love […]

February 12, 2019

Raising Our Children to be Weapons of War


Parenthood

I pulled the glossy birth announcement from its pale blue envelope and instantly smiled. Nestled in a brown wicker basket filled with cozy white fluff was my friend’s newborn son. Psalm 127:4-5 was scrolled overhead in a fanciful font: “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver […]

February 6, 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

Five Things I’ve Learned After Two Years of Writing


Life

Today I am celebrating two years of writing! Well, ok, I have been writing off and on for the last twelve years- but this is the day, two years ago, I decided to take my writing seriously. That’s a big decision, you know. Maybe you write some, too. Perhaps in a journal? Or maybe on […]

January 23, 2019