Every once in awhile (okay. a lot of the time.) I get a little sad when there's a LifeWay Women event that I realllllly want to attend but have to miss for whatever reason. And let me tell you what: Abundance Houston has become one of those events for me. Melanie is making the trip, and the more we talk about who's speaking and who's leading worship and who's going to be there, the sadder I get. … [Read more...]

I know that we've mentioned LifeWay's new Abundance event a few times, but I still cannot believe that the first Abundance - March 23-24 at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, TX - is only a week away! One of the speakers at the Houston Abundance (and at all of them, actually) is Lisa Harper. Lisa is one of those people who makes you feel instantly at ease, and there is a warmth to her … [Read more...]

Two of my favorite Bible teachers are Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer. Their Bible studies and their solid, Biblical teaching have meant the world to me and impacted my walk with the Lord in countless ways. I know that many of you feel the same way. For the next couple of weeks Beth and Priscilla will both be in Australia for the Colour Conference, and it occurred to me this morning that it's … [Read more...]

We sang this song in church this past Sunday, and my goodness - does it ever pack a punch in corporate worship. Not that we want to be punched in corporate worship. Please don't misunderstand. So I guess a better way to say it is that the Lord used this song so powerfully in our worship earlier this week. It's well worth your time to just sit for a few minutes and soak in the lyrics - soak in the … [Read more...]

Rivers and stones and the trees of the field, they sing in the night And a thousand tongues lay deep in your lungs to raise to the sky don't lie to yourself, o my soul--love your God. Deep in your heart you feather and tar your folly and fear: expose them for the fools they are, and the world comes clear. Don't lie to yourself, o my soul--love your God. Your worries will never love you They'll … [Read more...]

One of my favorite LifeWay publications is HomeLife magazine. Granted, I write for it from time to time, so maybe I'm a little attached to it, but I always love seeing a new issue and setting aside a little "me" time to read about family, faith, friendships - and maybe even get a new recipe or two. The marketing team is so kind to distribute free copies of HomeLife at different women's events, and … [Read more...]

As I've mentioned once or fourteen times, I grew up Methodist. And in the Methodist church, most people enter the Lenten season with the intent to give up or take on something for the 40 days leading up to Easter. The idea is that whenever you experience a craving or a desire for what you've given up, that craving serves as a reminder that our ultimate satisfaction is in Jesus. The very small … [Read more...]

The very first Abundance event is just a little over a month away! It's in Houston, Texas at Champion Forest Baptist Church, and the line-up of Bible teachers is absolutely incredible. Hosted by Lisa Harper, Houston Abundance will feature speakers Angela Thomas, Jennifer Rothschild, Kelly Minter, Tammie Head, and Jen Hatmaker. Travis Cottrell is leading worship, and CeCe Winans is the special … [Read more...]

Today was one of those days. After a refreshing four hours of sleep last night (I drank iced tea at supper. I should've known better. I SHOULD'VE KNOWN BETTER.), I woke up early this morning so that maybe I could create a little structure for our day before chaos settled in. I was doing just fine until lunch time, when I got an email reminder that oh, by the way, soccer practice is tonight at 5:30 … [Read more...]

Apparently I'm craving a little "spurring on" this week, and when I ran across this video of Priscilla Shirer talking about one of the chapters in The Resolution for Women, I immediately knew that I wanted to share it with y'all. So, so good. Have a great Wednesday, everybody! … [Read more...]