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…

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…