Bloom Where You’re Planted


It’s spring, y’all. I can’t wipe the grin off my face every time I hear birds chirping, see trees budding, and take a big whiff of that fresh spring air. There’s always something so welcome about this change of season in particular. Summer brings with it long days filled with sunshine; fall, the changing leaves and crisp air; and winter, the sweetness that surrounds the holiday season. And … [Read more...]

Devotional thought – A Burden Carrier

"Carry one another's burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2 I've always felt like a self-sufficient person, not needing any help. "I can do it myself" seemed to be my heart's motto. Of course, the reality is I need God (which I know but don't always live out) and other Jesus followers (which I soon discovered). My husband was hospitalized recently on an emergency … [Read more...]

Pushed back

Earlier this year I heard Beth Moore speak at an event and one of the verses she used was from Psalm 118:13. "I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." She used it to illustrate that the enemy is always looking for ways to "push us back" and take away ground the Lord has given us, but the Lord is our strength. He … [Read more...]

For your splendor

Beth Moore wrote the best post on her blog yesterday and I promise it will be better than anything I could say here. You can go read it here. I hope it encourages you as much as it did me. Have a great day! … [Read more...]

A good read

Yesterday I was clicking around Facebook, and I noticed that a couple of my FB buddies had linked to a blog post from LifeWay's girls' ministry. The post deals with modesty - an issue I know that we've all talked about ad nauseum - but it struck me as particularly interesting take on the issue because it's written from a guy's perspective. The post provides some good reminders for me as a wife and … [Read more...]

O Church Arise

I don't know if this has ever happened to y'all, but yesterday afternoon, after about five days of non-stop activities and conversations and obligations and responsibilities, I rested my head in my hands and thought, Okay, Lord. I think you've done it. I think you've finally brought me to the end of myself. Because listen. I was just done. DONE. Last night in church, though, we sang a song that … [Read more...]

Psalm 19

The other day on Twitter, Beth Moore encouraged people to read through Psalm 18-27 during Holy week and ask God to speak to us. And so I decided that seemed like a good thing to do. I've really wanted to be intentional about Holy Week this year and focus on the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. I don't want to ever take his mercy and grace for granted. I read Psalm 19 this morning and was … [Read more...]

40 Days

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...]