Faith

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, […]

The Power of Praying God’s Word (with printable Prayer Pack!)

The Power of Praying God’s Word (with printable Prayer Pack!)

I recently learned a valuable lesson in the power of prayer from a toad. Have you ever discovered that God sometimes speaks to us in the most unlikely ways? If we look around, He uses our everyday experiences to reveal His profound truths. I was […]

3 Ways to Enhance your Prayer Life

3 Ways to Enhance your Prayer Life

Last summer my kids and I planted a small garden for the very first time.¬†We planted small lettuce and tomato plants, and were very excited when a couple of weeks later the lettuce plants began flourishing. The lettuce grew so quickly that we were eating […]

Why Your Story Matters (Speak Up 2017)

Why Your Story Matters (Speak Up 2017)

I didn’t know what to expect when I walked through the doors of the Great Hall. I grasped my conference binder in one hand and lugged a heavy tote bag in the other. The large conference room was filled with round tables and smiling faces. […]

The Power of True Joy

The Power of True Joy

I remember singing the song “I’ve got the joy down in my heart” as a child. Singing about joy is one thing. But how do we truly live lives filled with a deep, unshakable joy in the midst of difficult trials? Join me on Alisa’s […]

Five Ways to Move Mountains in Prayer

Five Ways to Move Mountains in Prayer

Do you remember playing the game “telephone” in elementary school? Everyone sits in a circle and a special “secret” is whispered into a child’s ear. The secret is passed around the circle, one whisper at a time, until everyone has heard the message. By the […]

Three Truths from God’s Word you can Bank on

Three Truths from God’s Word you can Bank on

“I’m so sorry, Mrs. Baker, but we can’t allow you to withdraw from your account today.” I stared at the bank teller in utter confusion as she handed me back my driver’s license. All I need is twenty bucks–I can’t have twenty dollars from my […]

Five Ways to be a P.A.R.T.Y Girl

Five Ways to be a P.A.R.T.Y Girl

When I was about three years old, my parents threw me the biggest birthday party of all time. Though the only part I actually remember from my party was a large, bearded magician standing in front of me as his “magic” dove pooped on our […]