I want to hide God’s Word in my heart. It’s life-giving, and so graciously given to us by the Author and Creator of the universe. One of the ways I do that is by making time in my daily life to study and read the Bible. Drawing on God’s wisdom is a privilege that’s made possible by the work of the Holy Spirit, who inspired each word contained in the Bible. The Holy Spirit speaks to us by illuminating our understanding of scriptures, transforming us, and helping us to apply God’s Word so we can grow in faith and become more like Jesus.Read More
Sometimes you need to take a break and relax with a great book. Even if you love to read as I do, sometimes you might need a little extra push and some encouragement to take a break from your work- or maybe you need some suggestions on what to read. That’s what this post is all about.Read More
I can still remember my fourth grade teacher telling me I was a good writer. I had never thought about myself that way, not until that moment. I believed her when she said it because I respected her. I’m thankful Mrs. Larson took the time to encourage me the way she did. It had a lasting impact. Today, I’m a writer, doing exactly what I love most. She probably had something to do with that.Read More
Oprah has a list of her favorite things that I always enjoy getting ideas from for Christmas shopping. So in that same spirit, I thought, why not make one of my own! Here is a list of my favorite 10 things (mostly under $50) that I hope you'll enjoy!Read More
I'm happy to announce that Renew Daily Retreats is open for registration!
Centered around 5 main themes: inspire, rejuvenate, create, connect, and Sabbath, this 20 module course is designed to inspire women to take a few moments each day for self-care and renewal.Read More
We all need to retreat every once in awhile. A change of pace from the ordinary refreshes the body, mind, and spirit. Different types of retreats serve different purposes, but I believe there are three primary types of retreats that all people need: solo, community, and Sabbath. These retreats don’t need to involve large quantities of time or travel. You can create mini-retreats, at home. All you need is a plan and a few minutes set aside for this purpose.Read More
The ideas wouldn't flow. I felt like I was stuck in mud. It seemed like I had depleted every ounce of creativity and strength I had in me. As a busy mom and as a writer, I knew I needed replenishment. Spiritually, I realized I was little dry, as well. I wasn't satisfied with the stale routine I had going. I had been checking off the "to dos" of Bible reading and prayer out of duty, rather than a deep thirst for more of God.
I knew God's promises. I've experienced his truths. I just needed to act upon them.Read More
My newest printable journal, 31 Days: New Beginnings, is a packed full of beautiful quote graphics and scriptures that celebrate new beginnings. The arrival of spring and the celebration of Easter is a good time to ponder the gift of new life that Christians have been given, through grace, because of Jesus.
The Delight in Doctrine series that Melanie have been publishing on Wednesdays is on hiatus for one week. In the meantime, I'm excited to share a resource that's closely related, something I've been working on for you! I have a new printable journal called, 31 Days of Scripture: The Character of God. It's a free gift for you, my way of letting you know how much I love and appreciate you.Read More