Finding Freedom During the Holidays

Oh, the holidays Many times, I like to pretend that all the families that gather together for Thanksgiving and Christmas are perfect. I convince myself that everyone sitting around the table is smiling real smiles, giving gifts out of pure generosity, and attending...

Adored Book Review

If you’re a parent of a teenage daughter, then this is the Christmas gift you want under your tree this season. Beautifully written by Lindsay Franklin, Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women, affirms the truths of Scripture that your daughter is a precious daughter of...

The Shadow Book Review

Kimberly Rae, Amazon bestselling author, has skillfully written the suspense thriller, The Shadow, the first book in the series, Rahab’s Rope. Through fictional story-telling, Kimberly highlights the horrific realities of human trafficking in India. Relevant and...

How To Cherish Your Husband

Cherish…I love this word. I cherish my great grandmother’s quilts that hang lovingly in our home. I cherish my daughter’s dedication gown that’s made out of my wedding dress. I cherish these items. But, to me the word, cherish, means so much more than an emotional...

Cherish The Seasons

This past week I had the pleasure of being a "temporary mom" of two. First, I must take my hat off to every mom out there. Anyone who does what I had to do ALL THE TIME deserves way more than an “attaboy”. I just never realized how much one small human being can take...

When Even a Foothold Is Impossible To Find

When Even a Foothold Is Impossible To Find Have you ever tried to climb a mountain before? It can be a little overwhelming.  When you stand at the bottom and look up all you can see are the steep cliffs and crevices and the many vertical miles to go.  Even a foothold...

When Changing Your Perspective Changes Your Identity

Someone said something to me one day…it was intentionally done to diminish my identity. I knew it and they knew it.  It’s someone who doesn’t do it to just me but others.  I believe it comes from a place of hurt and insecurity.  It places them in a “higher seat” or...

From the Sewers to the Burbs: How to Kick the Enemy Out!

The burbs. I love them. I was raised in the suburbs. I’ve raised my family in the suburbs. The manicured lawns, close proximity to shops, restaurants, and schools, make the burbs this girl’s ideal place to live. Unlike living on a farm or the inner city, one of the...

Read This When Life Hurts

"I'm Hurt!" Have you ever at some point in your life made that statement? If so, this article is for you. Psalm 34:18 ESV - “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Painful things happen. The harsh reality is that we live in a broken...

Read This If You Are A Woman In Need Of A Fresh Start

After years of abuse as a child, I built prison walls around my heart only the bars were made of anger; anger trying to hide the rejection and hurt I had experienced. I so desperately wanted to find the emotional intimacy that I didn’t get as a kid. Until one day, in...

The Ultimate Guide To Managing Your Time

I don’t have to say it. I feel like the thing to be these days is busy. Some of us barely have enough time to skim through this blog post. If you can, please lean in for a second and really take in the words on this page. If you can’t right now, then set a reminder to...

That One Day

Life can seem to be on track…you’re living life and everything seems to be going well until that “one day” happens. That day when what was right side up just got turned upside down. I’ve had quite a few of those over this last year. In fact, as a result, insecurity...

But I’m Too Young

You fill in the blank. “But I’m too ___________.” What is it that is keeping you from stepping into what God is calling you to do? Are you too young? Too old? How about too inexperienced? Here’s a good one: I’m too messed up! No matter what season of life you are in,...

To The Girl Searching For “The One”

To the Girl Searching for "The One", My heart is with you, and I know exactly how you feel. It’s not easy celebrating those around you and their relationship milestones when deep down you wish you could have something to celebrate yourself. It isn’t the most exciting...

An Extension of Him on Father’s Day

“And I will be a Father to you and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” – 2 Corinthians 6:18 We are in the midst of a season where we celebrate all the significant men in our lives. Whether this Father’s Day brings smiles and laughter or tears...

My Hero, My Dad

MY STORY: As far back as I can remember I longed for my father’s approval and affection. He was my hero, my Dad. In middle school, I would initiate conversation just to tell him about my day only to be met with little or no response. He never seemed to have or make...

Who’s Your Daddy?

Join Julia Mateer as she discusses the topic of "Who's Your Daddy?" on this Father's Day vlog. This is a beautiful video on what Father's Day means to Julia. It's such a beautiful perspective and one that we hope will speak to your heart. Listen as she shares her...

An Open Letter to Moms of Boys on Father’s Day

Dear Moms of Boys, First, I want you to know, I’ve been where you are at, a mom of boys. I’ve raised two sons, and this past year, my oldest son became a father…a father! It’s incredible to see your baby boy with his own baby. He holds her, kisses her, tells her how...

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