3 Things to Do While We Wait for God to Heal a Broken Heart

After my first c-section (I’ve had three), I was astonished when the nurses made me get out of bed less than 24 hours after I’d been lying on the operating table. I was sure that my insides might just fall out. Everything held together with dissolvable sutures that felt very fragile. It’s amazing to me…

Prayers for Healing

Praying for those who need healing: O Sovereign Lord,You are great and mighty, excellent, and holy. You ultimately are the Healer of your people. I pray for all who are desperate for your healing touch to come upon their lives. Lord, you are sovereign overall and completely able to heal the brokenhearted, the spiritually broken,…

Survival of the Silent

Her head so high, not quite in vain, The truth inside, a bit arcane. She hides it tight to cloak the pain; The price of peace becomes a strain. The sin has left behind a stain, The scar, the mark—her life, her bane. To drag along this weighted chain She builds to fall and grow…

Breathing in Blessing

There is little that comes more naturally in life or is taken for granted more than breathing. It is something that I don’t thank God for enough or even contemplate the nuances of. I took a walk earlier and as I was walking and asking the Lord what he had to say through me about…

Anchored Printable: Ecclesiastes 3:11

The older I get, the more time seems to slip by so quickly. I feel like I’ve blinked and another school year has flown by. There never seems to be enough time to do all the things I’d like to do. It’s a precious commodity in which I have to decide how to prioritize and…

When Busy Becomes an Identity

Many people, Americans in particular, tend to thrive on busyness and take a strange pride in it—while at the same time complaining about it. I am 100% guilty of this. When asked how I’m doing, I’ve definitely responded with, “Good! Busy, but good.” Then soon after, I talk about all the things I’ve intentionally involved…

Honoring Time

If you are like me and half of the population and have an iPhone, you may have noticed your “Weekly Screen Time” occasionally popping on your screen, with the most painfully annoying little breakdown of what apps you are spending your precious time on each week.  It’s a little softer than a gut punch but…

A Prayer for When You Feel You Don’t Have Enough Time

Father of creation, Son born into time, Spirit within me today, I turn my complaint into confession: What feels like not enough Is really me trying to have more— I’m not recognizing you give me what I need. Temper my greed, So that I can live well Within the margins of today. May I not…

Season’s Time

One of the ways I know time is moving on is the approach of a new season. Summer is around the corner, a season shift, marked by warmer temperatures, blooming roses, sunscreen displays at the grocery store, and the flurry of end-of-school-year final activities. Over the years, I’ve embraced each season more and more, using…

Lessons on Sin from a Good Doctor

Author: Courtney Ellis (Courtney’s 2nd Book Almost Holy Mama released June 3rd! It’s Funny, Theologically Rich, and an ENCOURAGEMENT to any Mama trying to Grow closer to Jesus!) I’ve apparently and unfortunately reached the age where previously normal moles go a little haywire. “That’s going to need to come off,” said the doctor, holding my…