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10 Psalms to Guide You in Prayer and Meditation

If I were to sit down and make a list of all the things that have gone wrong this year, it would be long. All the ways I felt let down, overwhelmed, anxious, and confused could go on and on.The best remedy for the 2020 blues is to adjust our attitude.While we can look at... Read more

7-Day Prayer Challenge for Homeschool Families

Our family made the decision to homeschool in 2010 when our youngest was ready to enter Kindergarten. It was not a decision that we took lightly, it was one that we prayed over and continue to pray over every year as we seek to follow after God in this decision.Ten years and three kids later... Read more

4 Things You Need to Finish 2020 Well

If we have learned anything in 2020 it's where we have placed our hope, or better yet, where we have misplaced it. From pandemics to politics, toilet paper shortages to quarantine, we have been challenged in ways we have never experienced in our lifetime. Our limits have been pushed and our hope has been tested.... Read more

10 Verses and Prayers to Lean on as you Vote

The pressure and tension from this election feels higher than ever. It seems the pressure has gradually each year as well as the emotions that surround the issues on the table. What we have failed to recognize is that every election for all of time has come with the same weighty issues. Every political party wants... Read more

How Can I Trust That the Bible Is True?

We cannot turn on the news anymore without feeling the weight of a broken world. The burden is great in the search for truth it seems. Whether it is political or environmental we see people searching or defining truth for themselves. Often it is based on what they feel and see. The reality is that... Read more

How to Form a Battle Plan for Your Depression

Mental health has plagued us for generations. Depression and anxiety are far more widespread and spoken about than in our parents day. With the quickly-changing world, an even faster awakening has come to the places where we struggle with our mental health.It should come as no surprise that this year has ramped up even higher... Read more

How to Face a Daunting School Year in a COVID-19 World

The arrival of the end of summer means only one thing, school is back in session. In true 2020 fashion going back to school is far more complicated than it used to be. Parents are having to make hard decisions about where or when their children will go to school. It is one of the... Read more

What Happened to the Clear Vision We Hoped for in 2020?

At the end of 2019, I was struggling with a severe anxiety disorder relapse fifteen years in the making. It had taken everything out of me. I had to take time off of work. I changed everything about how we were doing life while I was trying to heal. I didnt think it could get... Read more

Is Social Media Killing Us?

This is the question of all questions. Could you commit to thirty days without social media? It would mean logging out, deleting apps if it is too tempting. But it would mean choosing to walk away from the noise and the idol of social media in your life.That is exactly what I did when I... Read more

5 Spiritual Disciplines to Lighten Your Load

There have been many days in the last few months that have felt as though I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. I have felt weighed down by all of the things I was seeing and hearing. It is beyond overwhelming most days.Heaviness. That's the feeling we are carrying.My heart aches... Read more

How to Battle Depression in Isolation

If I am honest with myself, there are times even in a house full of people that loneliness is stronger than ever. Maybe it is the quarantine rules that are keeping me from interacting with friends in a way I am used to. Or maybe it is the fact that it feels like so much... Read more

10 Ways Life Simply Wasnt Working before COVID-19

2020 has felt like some sort of cosmic joke. If it wasnt one thing, it was something else. One story after another, every day of turning on the news or social media has felt like spinning the wheel of chance with some new terrifying problem on every block.I joked with a few friends earlier this... Read more

10 Ways to Make a Fresh Start After Quarantine

I laid on the trampoline in the backyard staring at the sky as the sun warmed my face. These new rhythms of life have done something in my soul. God has used them to reveal places of my life that need a desperate working out.I feel as though God had to take away all the... Read more

How Does My Mental Health Diagnosis Fit into Gods Will?

We do not have to be shamed by our mental health because we have an advocate in Christ.We do not have to walk alone because God fills in the gaps of our hearts and minds with His strength.We do not have to be afraid to ask for help because God has equipped godly people to... Read more

Should Christians Go to Counseling?

3.    Trust that God gave good gifts to His children for the benefit of the body of Christ. This is my key argument about why it is ok for Christians to seek counseling. Our great creator who made us, formed us, saved us, is also the giver of extraordinary gifts. Gifts that edify and... Read more