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10 Creative Ways to Study the Bible

10 Creative Ways to Study the Bible

I can still remember vividly the feel of the fresh soil in my hands. I was at a women’s retreat and was blown away by the amazing teaching of Cindy Bultema, the refreshing worship, and precious time spent with my Savior in a cozy retreat […]

Three Powerful Truths we can Learn from the Song of Songs

Three Powerful Truths we can Learn from the Song of Songs

In college, a friend and I led a Bible study in our dorm room. I felt strongly that the study was to be on the book of Song of Songs, though I didn’t know much about the book–other than it was “romantic”. What I discovered […]

Three Ways to Take Every Thought Captive

Three Ways to Take Every Thought Captive

Do you remember the game “Capture the Flag”? As a young middle school girl, my friends and I played this at summer camp. Each opposing team would hide “flags” (usually just pieces of cloth) in a special place on the team’s territory in the woods. […]

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 […]