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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Navigating the Male-Dominated Church World

Hi, Ladies! This is session 8 and boy, it is a doozy! Navigating the Male-Dominated Church World is an interesting chapter and a topic that’s been a source of contention within Christendom. I never intended to write a theological position on women leading in the...

Peace Forged Through Trials

Standing next to the mailbox, my fingers slowly opened the dreaded letter from the bank. A fist of worry hit me in the stomach as I scanned the contents of the letter finding the word I had anticipated for several months. Foreclosure. Even though we were working with...

Will You Be My BFF?

Are you in search for some good friends? We were not created to do life alone, for as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpen another (Proverbs 27:17 NIV). We all need people around us to grow together in our relationships with Christ. Here are some things to...

Life-Giving Leaders Drink from the Living Water

Hi Ladies! Have you ever been stressed out, depressed and ready to quit? I know I have, and when I find myself feeling this way, I know I need to physically rest and drink from Jesus’ well. In this session, we’re going to look at how to balance ministry, work, and...

Strategies of Life-Giving Leaders

Hi Ladies! Want to know the most powerful leadership tool? Well, today, we’re going to find out! Today is the fifth session of a nine-session book study on Life-Giving Leadership: A Woman’s Toolbox for Leading, and we’re going to look at strategies of life-giving...

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