2018: Word of the Year

A few days ago I posted my thoughts on 2017 and my word of the year, transformation. I teased that I knew my word for 2018, but said I’d share it later. It’s later! This is a word that came to me in late summer. I usually know it’s meant for me when it comes up again and again. That’s what happened, and I tucked it away, knowing I’d pay…

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Five Tips for Flexible Family Faith Time by Stephenie Hovland

Five Tips for Flexible Family Faith Time by Stephenie Hovland   Guess what? There is no such thing as a perfect Christian family! That means there isn’t one perfect way to devotions. In fact, I’m thinking the word “devotions” might need to go. Think of this as family faith time.   Let’s go through five tips to make your family faith time work. Remember to revisit these ideas regularly. As…

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Book Review: Brave is the new Beautiful by Lee Wolfe Blum

In a culture that bombards women with “thinspiration” messages and pressure to “do it all” while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to others? How can they live out who they really are? Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered these questions with their lives—and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is…

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Three God Whispers to Live By

How did we get into April? I am loving the lilacs, lawn mower sounds, and general themes of new life and beginnings. If nothing else happens in April, I was giddy to be over March. That was a tough month full of adversity and challenges. What made things extra hard was that they were not my challenges. Both our kids were facing things that left them hurting and asking God…

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FREE 14 Day Devotional: Finding Freedom Through Surrender

I’ve been working on a side project to help readers with the wait for ENGAGED and try something unique. I created a devotional, a set of readings meant to encourage readers as they surrender the very areas I write about in my Surrendering Time series. Finding Freedom Through Surrender is a journey through surrendering fear, loss, change, regret, and the future. What I love is they are written through the…

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Book Review: VeggieTales every Day with God

Book Description: Newly updated VeggieTales art and content refresh these daily devotionals, giving kids a fun and meaningful way to think about God each day Every Day with God is the latest 365-day devotional from VeggieTales. The updated content and art offer the perfect opportunity for parent and child to share time together each day. Each entry includes a Bible verse, short devotion, Thought of the Day, and prayer. The…

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