The Journey Home

Author: Jessica Stinson Recently, I was sitting in a coffee shop with a friend.  We got to talking about Romans 8:28. We acknowledged it is easy for us to think when it says “all things work together for good,” it means good for us, but a lot of the time, good for us is not…

Finding Home

Author: Karly Grant What do Chris Daughtry, Macaulay Culkin, Bowflex, and The Bible have in common? They all, in varying ways, have used their platform to influence our culture’s ideas about home. What is this vague, yet familiar idea of “home” that we all use in our daily lives, yet have a hard time defining?…

Who am I?

Author: Karly Grant One thing that never ceases to amaze me (although I shouldn’t be surprised by it) is how when there’s something I’m supposed to hear or learn, God uses several different people and situations to teach me. He reminds me of that thing and makes it abundantly clear that I need to listen…

Slow Down, Love God, and Love Others

Author: Karly Grant Slow down, love God, and love others. These have been the convictions on my heart lately. When the word conviction comes up, I automatically think about it with negative connotations, and I imagine you do too. That doesn’t always have to be the case. While conviction comes with changes that need to…

3 Women of the Bible Who Brought Unexpected Celebration

Author: Karly Grant June is often a time of celebration. From graduations, end of a school year, Father’s Day and the beginning of wedding season, there is often one party after another. In my family there are several birthdays and retirements as I have always been surrounded by educators. All of these milestones are absolutely…

Diagnosing Fear

Author: Kate Franken I hung up the phone, after having received the results of my liver ultrasound. I felt strangely calm, despite the words the doctor had spoken. I dialed my mom. The minute she picked up, the calm dissipated and the tears formed. With a shaky voice, I relayed the call, “The calcifications they…

Finding Confident Faith in the Face of Fear

Author: Karly Grant All of my life I’ve been a worrier. I still remember the prayer that I prayed every night before I went to sleep as a child, “Dear God, thank you for another day. Please help my family to sleep well and to stay safe. Please don’t let there be any fires, earthquakes,…

My Zealous Adonai

Author: Linda Kruschke Adonai, my Lord of love How I long to see Thy face Alight on me, Holy Dove Bread of Life, strength for the race Thy Word, my faith, sustain me Resting, resting on Thy grace Creator, who made the tree Sun and moon, all life, mankind Thou gave us but one decree Deliverer,…

5 Bible Passages to Quiet the Thirst of a Noisy Soul

Noise is constantly slipping through the cracks of the quiet I long for. When I seek to escape into muted moments, the chaotic racket lurks ominously in the shadows, increasing the hunger I hear growling within me. I thrust myself into the delusive peace of TV binges and smartphone apps to no avail. Even in…

Prioritizing Hunger and Thirst

Author: Karly Grant Recently I had one of those hard/sweet times with God as He has graciously showed me some of the areas in my life where I am hungering and thirsting after other desires instead of Him and His Word. Some of these areas may appear to be good things on the outside, but…