How to Share, Give, and Live Abundantly

Seasons of abundant life by the world’s definition will ebb and flow. You may be prosperous with a cushion in your bank account. Maybe a bounty of food overflows from your cupboards and refrigerator. It may be time to declutter the personal items and belongings that you are stepping over in your home. Abundance. A…

To Forgive and be Forgiven

Abundance can have a lot of connotations, bringing to mind a bountiful summer harvest or maybe even just a house crammed full of things. Typically it makes me think of holding an overflowing armful of things—because abundance is carrying coats, stuffies, and snacks for three little girls? Since I’ve been reading through the Bible chronologically…

Jesus Overflowing

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~John 10:10 NIV. The world promises fame and wealthSeeking such things leaves us owingWorry and strife burden spiritual healthBut Jesus promises life overflowing Seek first His kingdom He commandsPeace and joy…

Jesus as Shepherd

It’s Spring time in Oregon. The grass is a vibrant, glossy green. Daffodils are bursting through the earth with intense yellowy colors. As I was driving along country roads the other day, I noticed the life stirring. The sheep were out to pasture, and the newly birthed lambs were frolicking near their mothers. Everything appears…

Abiding in the True Vine

The gnarled oak toppled overnight, stressed by the torrential rain and wind that suddenly became too much. Wide-eyed children gasped as we drove by in the morning light, wondering aloud how something so mighty could be grounded with a bit of wind. While the outside had been unremarkable enough that I never previously noticed this…

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….