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How to do a Word Study (with Free Printables!)

How to do a Word Study (with Free Printables!)

Words are powerful. They often hold the keys of life or death. They can build us up with gleaming rays of encouragement or tear us down into heaps of defeat. If one word has the ability to wound or heal, then the Word of God […]

Free Identity in Christ Faith Stickers

Free Identity in Christ Faith Stickers

Have you ever doubted your worth and identity in Christ? I know I have. The lies of the enemy are rampant. On the movie screens. On billboards. On magazine covers. We can even receive lies through well-intending family members and people we deeply care about. […]

Embracing your Year of Favor

Embracing your Year of Favor

Imagine being greeted by the flashing gleam of a glorious light. The angel Gabriel gave Mary the surprise of her life when the celestial wonder paid her a visit. “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28).

Summoned by Name: Give Jesus your All (Part 4)

Summoned by Name: Give Jesus your All (Part 4)

Give, and it will be given to you.┬áLuke 6:38a Recently my son for his 7th birthday received a generous amount of money as a gift from various family members. He was so excited! The next day, he told me that he wanted to give half […]

Summoned by Name and Seen in a Crowd (Part 3)

Summoned by Name and Seen in a Crowd (Part 3)

Towards the end of the summer my husband and I attended a crowded event with our kids. There were hundreds of people in the heart of the downtown area of our city. We explained to each of them (ages 8, 6, 4, and 2 at […]

Summoned by Name: More Precious than Sparkling Stones (Part 2)

Summoned by Name: More Precious than Sparkling Stones (Part 2)

I love sparkling things. When I was a child I remember going through a phase where I collected pretty stones. I scoured my backyard in search of the shiniest, most interesting stones I could find. From glittering white quartz to smooth igneous rocks, I was […]

Summoned by Name: A Look at Four Nameless Women in the Bible (Part 1)

Summoned by Name: A Look at Four Nameless Women in the Bible (Part 1)

We all have one. From the moment we took our first breath and were swaddled in our mother’s arms, we were given a name. An identity. Our name captures the uniqueness and individuality of who we are as people created in the image of an […]

Three Ways to Guard your Eyes and Heart

Three Ways to Guard your Eyes and Heart

When I was in the fifth grade, I went to my first birthday slumber party. I was so excited to be invited, because that meant I was part of the “cool” group of kids in my class. Although my parents did not know the birthday […]

Confessions of a Control Girl (with Special Giveaway!)

Confessions of a Control Girl (with Special Giveaway!)

In one of the malls near our house, there used to be a set of play cars and trucks that children could sit on and “ride”. If you put a few coins in each machine, the cars would slowly move back and forth, complete with […]

The Power of Intercessory Prayer

The Power of Intercessory Prayer

This summer for the 4th of July, my family and I watched the fireworks in the heart of our city. We laid out a blanket near the riverbank of the downtown area, surrounded by tall buildings and sparkling streetlights. As darkness settled over the horizon, […]