My first introduction to human trafficking was in 2009 when I saw the movie Taken with Liam Neeson. I’m always a little embarrassed to admit that. I feel like I should’ve been aware of this global problem long before 2009, and that my first introduction to it shouldn’t have been a Hollywood movie. But that’s how it happened. (God does work in mysterious ways, doesn’t He?) If you’ve seen Taken, … [Read more...]

We thought it would be fun to show you what we're loving each week. We'll post links to things we find around the web that we love and think you might love, too. Enjoy! We love reading (bet you would have never guessed that!) and so we love this list Christianity Today put together of the books most likely to shape evangelical thought, life, and culture in 2015. This song by Lauren Daigle … [Read more...]

You want the skinny on resolutions? 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions and a mere 8% of us are successful in achieving our resolutions. Terrible odds, I say. Several years ago the girls in my small group taught me a new approach to resolutions. Instead of making a resolution, we chose a word for our year. While we enjoyed giving vision to our year—the year of freedom or … [Read more...]

We could pretend it isn't the case, but the truth is we use our phones for everything. They're one of the first things we look at in the morning (we even use them as our alarm clocks—how can we not look at them!) and they're with us at all times. That makes them perfect vehicle for staying in God's Word. The new year is a great time to start new habits, so we thought we'd list a few of our … [Read more...]

Year after year, Christmastime arrives in a flourish with all the trimmings, and the world is tempted to upscale, overspend, and outdo. But isn’t it the small, almost insignificant moments that actually make Christmas grand? Maybe it’s the smiling face of a four-year-old as she offers you a homemade gift. Or it’s a few words written in a card from a much-missed old friend. Such simple moments … [Read more...]

 January 2015 Family Time Calendar Ezekial 11:19 Ephesians 4:24 Galatians 2:20 … [Read more...]

It’s yours for free! Simply right-click on the art and save it to your computer. Then, make it your Facebook cover photo, pin it to Pinterest, or post it to Instagram! Facebook Art Pinterest and Instagram Art Merry Christmas!  … [Read more...]

We are coming up on a brand new year and we thought, why not try something new? We're excited to announce our first ever online Bible study! Beginning January 15 and each Thursday for seven weeks, we will meet here to discuss the new study, Freefall to Fly. Rebekah Lyons, the author, will lead us in our study. This great opportunity is an excellent way to start 2015! Freefall to … [Read more...]

Update: Congratulations to Lea Austin on winning this fun gift!  We partnered with our friends at B&H to give away a fun basket full of gifts today! One winner will receive: The HCSB Study Bible for Women Whispers of Hope by Beth Moore Portraits of Devotion by Beth Moore Two Mugs An Art Quote Print Cherry Blossom Tea Sacred Secrets Bible Study Leader Kit And a basket to … [Read more...]

'Tis the season for baking and feasting! We asked a few of our authors to share their favorite holiday recipes. We had so many delicious recipes sent in that this is a two-part post! Check out Part 1 for recipes from Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild, Mary Jo Sharp, and Jen Wilkin.  Peanut Butter Buckeyes from Rebekah Lyons Peanut butter with chocolate has always been a Lyons family … [Read more...]