Untriumphantly: Embracing the Ordinariness of the Season

Welcome to Advent. This Advent devotional is written for you, for me. It is a personal devotional for the season of Advent. Advent includes the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. Once Christmas arrives, we’re on to the 12 Days of Christmas—like the song. While I usually write family devotions, this one is intended to …

Lent 2018

If you're looking for my annual Lent family devotions, they are in book form this year! I was coming up with a way to make the family devotional more user-friendly. Scrolling through an entire week of blog posts is a bit messy. It is free, but it is messy. Then, I had this idea to …

Word Before World

I'm scrolling through Instagram when I wake up this morning and come across a hashtag that gets my mind rolling. #wordbeforeworld . Now, this isn't the first time I had seen the hashtag. I have seen @wellwateredwomen posting it for several days now. But it was the first time I stopped and took note. What …

Lenten Devotional Week Four

This week you will need:  Day Nineteen: Art supplies Day Twenty: Foot washing supplies OR bubble bath supplies Day Twenty-one: clear bottle or jar with lid, vegetable oil, food coloring, glitter(optional) Day Twenty-two: pink square paper (for origami) Day Twenty-three: fish & bread for dinner, construction paper, glue, and glitter Day Twenty-four: blue Jello cups …

Affirm Their Worth

So, what is this common courtesy business? Well, I consider it a spiritual discipline. In fact, this spiritual discipline is more difficult for me than prayer, fasting, Scripture reading, hospitality- anything else. When God first started working on my heart about common grace, you could feel my soul yelling, "Anything but this!" Seriously. Some people …