Pursuing Wisdom with Sarah Callen: A Book Review

Proverbs has long been one of my favorite books of the Bible. There is so much information, so much depth to the book, that it is both overwhelming and encouraging. Needless to say, when I had the opportunity to read and review Sarah Callen’s newest devotional book, A Proverb a Day: A 40-day Pursuit of…

Remembering The Light When Infants Fail to Thrive

Surely it comes at no surprise to anyone that this world is full of darkness. Sin, sadness, shame, sickness, and so much more plague human existence. Whether or not the shadows this world casts shades you or me personally each day, it does not take much searching to find more lurking around the corner. I,…

Identified

I’ve always been fascinated by the people in my life who really know who they are. Unapologetically, yet with much love and grace, they know their purpose, are rarely swayed by another’s opinion of them, and move through life with ease. These people always have incredible stories filled with heartbreak and desperation, followed by a…

Jesus Is All

He is all I needHeavenly Bread on which to feedSustains me when spiritual hunger painsDeeply mire my soul in chains He is all I desireDivine Light when darkness is direIlluminates the path of truthRedeems me from sins of my youth He is all I seekHoly Gate a beacon to the weakBeckons sheep who’ve gone astrayInto…

Anchored Printable: Proverbs 28:1

When you think about a lion, what image comes to mind? Does the lion seem meek, mild, or mute? Does the lion seem worried about where food may come from? Does the lion anxiously wonder who his friends are and if they really like him? Absolutely not! Lions fret over very little. They are powerful….

Daring to be Bold

I’ve been planning a tattoo with my daughter, who has almost reached her 18th birthday. She has sketched it over and over, perfected the slopes, and debated whether to add trees or birds within the circular border. Above it all is etched two small words I knew needed to be inscribed on my body the…

Realizing the Boldness of Faith

Boldness is probably about one of the last words that anyone would ever use to describe me. I am the most introverted, least likely to ruffle feathers, go with the flow kind of person, and always have been. Occasionally, I will speak up boldly when something is really important to me and if the conditions…

A Simple, Bold Welcome

There’s got to be a term for it – for that constant state of feeling like the newbie at church (despite regular attendance there for a few years).  The feeling that says, “I don’t know half of these people here! I wonder why they haven’t come and introduced themselves to me yet?!” The feeling that…

Be Bold In Battle

Author: Donna Marie I just want to scream Escape this dream The darkness overwhelms me I can’t see beyond the misery I can’t find the door I collapse to the floor I can’t escape the pain I can’t explain As I cry WHY WHY Do I want to die That is a LIE The attack is not…

The Protests Continue—A Call to Pray for Haiti

At the beginning of February 2019, I was in Haiti with a team of other short-term missionaries. I wasn’t surprised at the lack of first world comforts, but what was unanticipated was the ease at which one could play the lottery. When food, education, and medical care are sparse, the buying of a lottery ticket…