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Our faith should impact our daily life…but sometimes it’s hard reconcile what we learn on Sunday morning or in our quiet time with the trials and triumph of the daily grind. Here are articles and posts focused on seeing God and His goodness in our 21st century lives.

Hello Again

It’s been a while since I’ve written…the site has been totally revamped and I think you’ll love it. This (re)introduction tells the story of how the new site came to be and how to use its resources.

Praying for Trials

  Last night I attended a weekly prayer meeting at church.  To say that I'm glad I went would be an understatement.  There are a million reasons why I loved it so much.  And I've written and rewritten this post, trying to include them all.  But, I can't seem to...

Trying to Make Fruit | Fruit of the Spirit

If you know me in real life you probably know that of all my activities and goings ons, youth group is one of my favorite.  I just love encouraging high schoolers in their walk with Christ.  After being away for so long, finally going back to youth group last night...

Spiritual Goals

...make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.  For if you possess...

It’s A Big Deal

image via It's December 17th.  Christmas is still  more than a week {okay, eight days} away.  But every year shortly after December hits the calender the holiday starts closing in.  Slow at first.  A party here, cookies there.  Then things become faster and more...

Bad Apples

Yesterday we talked about bearing good spiritual fruit.  Today I'm talking about bad apples.  Originally this had all been one long post about the good and the bad, but I decided it was best to split it up.  If you are hating the discussion of fruit, don't worry,...

Good Fruit

{click image for source} I've been thinking about fruit. Maybe because the weather has taken taken on those cool, fall overtones and I'm craving apples and all things made from apples {cider, pie, turn overs, crisp...} But as I think about fruit it's hard for me not...

Cultivating Contentment

{image via} I feel like I hear the same sentiment all the time. I have felt it, and you probably have too. I feel like it's especially prevalent among the millennial generation. Our post high school years were filled with computers, technology and recession. Jobs were...

People Pleasing

  "We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts." --1 Thessalonians 1:4b   It's so very easy to get caught up in the people pleasing game. Especially if you are a yesser like me. You know, the kind of person who says "yes" to just about...

Rippling

image via Those of you who have worked with me or close to me {especially in my early self-employment years} know that I'm not opposed to taking unusual payment.  I guess in that sense I'm very old fashioned.  The kind of girl who could accept a dozen eggs for an hour...

Lead.

Last week I wrote about how we, as Christians are called to be different.  Originally I was going to combine that premise to what I'm writing about now--leadership.  Image Via   But as I started, it all got too long and fuzzy.  So I decided to sit on this one for...

Different. Not Lame.

It's almost cliche to say that as Christians we are called to be different.  It's something I grew up hearing, it's something I've said.  And it's true.   It's a salve we put on wounds and aches when our peers poke fun at us for not drinking at the party, or...

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