Anchored Printable: James 1:2-4

Let’s face it: life ebbs and flows, back and forth, between mountain peaks and valleys. It’s good, it’s messy, and it can be sometimes just plain hard. This month’s print reminds us that as Jesus followers, we are called to persevere, even when what we can manage looks like a slow, slow crawl, dragging ourselves…

3 Scripture-based Tools to Help You Persevere through Anxiety

We sat at a stoplight as the children engaged in trivial debate behind me when dizziness invaded. I tried to shake it off, but the adrenaline had already been released. My pulse quickened; looking for the danger my sub-conscience had decided was imminent. Breath was hard to catch, ache diffused across my chest, and my…

The Perseverance of Hope

I ordered freshwater pearls off the internet to adorn my neck on my wedding day. Their rough, imperfect sheen was just the look I wanted. Classic, but not as perfect as the identical spheres I imagine gracing the necks of British Royalty at a tennis match or June Cleaver as she welcomes her children home…

The Pruning Work of Perseverance

I feel like I’m failing at all the things my hands have touched or my feet have walked into. Being stretched thin, working dawn to dusk on two businesses, raising and homeschooling four young children, managing my home, and the feeling the weight of strained or broken relationships: it all has just left me physically…

Until the Last Breath

I’ve been thinking about death a lot lately. Yes, cheery I know, but stick with me. These thoughts haven’t been directed much toward my own death, but rather lives that from an earthly perspective have been taken too soon. This last year as several people close to me have struggled with losing someone dear to…

Little Steps to Big Change

Last summer, I would have told you I didn’t have an artsy bone in my body. And I didn’t. When my mom set up a summer lake house painting project for everyone, I was relieved that the lines were already drawn, and I just had to fill in the space with watercolor paints. But something…

Perseverance; Why It’s Worth Waiting For

I blew my breath out slowly and tipped my face toward the sky. “I’m tired.” I whispered quietly, “and there are too many moving parts in life.” God didn’t respond in that exact moment. He remained quiet. Not the absent kind of quiet, but the waiting kind. I am tired. I’ve been in transition for…

Standing in Jesus

I will persevereAnd face every fearJesusHope becomes quite dearBecause You are nearWith usIn hate came the spearYet You shed a tearFor us Hope I will maintainDespite chronic painDear LordAffliction and strainOn this body rainLove pouredThough You once were slainYou will always reignAdored To You I hold fastYour mercy so vastMy RockWhen mired in my pastIn…

Anchored Printable: John 10:10

Abundance and a full, vibrant life, work together simultaneously in my mind. Vibrant abundance is the life that Jesus calls us to enter into. We are no longer suppressed, subdued, silenced, or shamed. We are not floundering foolishly, nor frantically fleeing. We are anchored in possibility. Our yeses and amens align with God’s Word, and…

4 Areas to Create Margin and Find Abundance

Today was an off day. Last week was a jam-packed, no-school, sunshine-filled string of days without obligations. We had so much freedom. Sleep in if you want. Yes, have a snack. Play with me. Let’s go outside again! Monday met my transition expectations, as we all wriggled back into normal like fancy shoes after flip…