What I’m Thankful For (Happy Thanksgiving!)

I’m a list maker. I love lists. I have a list of blog posts that are coming, a list of baby items that we need, a to-do list for the day and the week, but somehow, I’ve never been the person to make a thankful list. To be honest, it seemed ridiculous; I know what I’m thankful for, so why do I need a list? But this year, my heart is just too full. It’s bursting with joy and thankfulness, and I just can’t keep it inside. So for the first time ever, here is what I’m thankful for.

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7 Verses To Inspire Thankfulness

It’s almost Thanksgiving! I love this time of year! The weather has finally cooled off, I’ve been making memories with my husband, families are coming together to celebrate, and everyone just seems a little bit happier. 🙂 But it’s also a crazy season for so many of us. We’re traveling across the state, trying to see both families, bringing food to different celebrations … It can be a little bit stressful. So before we jump head first into the Thanksgiving celebrations, I want to take a few moments to inspire thankfulness in your heart. We all have so much to be thankful for, and I want us to remember and reflect on that. Take a moment to breathe, and let’s look at 7 verses to inspire thankfulness.

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Why The Election Doesn’t Scare Me

On November 8, 2016, we will elect the 45th president of the United States of America. The majority of America feels like neither major party candidate is fit for the job. Many of our rights are in jeopardy, and our presidential choice will absolutely determine the future of this nation. The next four years could be some of the worst in our history. And yet, I’m not afraid. I should be afraid. It makes sense to be afraid. But still, I can’t be afraid. Allow me to explain why the election doesn’t scare me.

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One Piece of Advice For A Beautiful Marriage

I love being married! People say that marriage is hard, but we haven’t experienced that. We’ve been in difficult life situations, sure, but marriage is the good part of it. Even when life is bad, marriage is good. We were at a wedding not too long after we got married and there was a place to write advice for the couple. Caleb wrote one simple piece of advice, and it suddenly made sense why our marriage is so good, so beautiful. I want to share that with you: one piece of advice for a beautiful marriage.

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Are Your Devotionals Actually Distracting You From God?

Jesus CallingMy Utmost For His Highest. Anything by Beth Moore. They’re devotionals that almost all of us have at least one copy of on our night stand, in our book case, or somewhere on our Kindle. Devotional books are meant to encourage you and help you grow deeper in God’s Word. They’re wonderful; they really are. But I see so many women who dive into their devotional books first thing every morning, soaking up every word, but rarely open their Bible. Is that what God is calling us to? I don’t believe so; I believe He has so much more for us! Are your devotionals actually distracting you from God? To find out, here are some questions to ask yourself.

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A Heart Like King David: Righteous and True

There are so many admirable men and women in the Bible to look up to and take our lead from. Noah, Moses, David, Esther, Job, Mary, Peter, Paul, Timothy … they all set the stage for those that would follow after them. Their ways were righteous and their hearts were true. There is so much we can learn from each of them, but today I want to take a look at David. His story is so complex, so riveting, but what I love most is his heart. Oh, how beautiful it would be to have a heart like King David.

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10 Encouraging Verses For Back To School

Whether you’re a student, aide, teacher, administrator, or parent, we all know that it’s that time of the year: back to school. You’ve survived the school supply aisle in Walmart and now you’re ready to tackle another year! Whether you’re a first time kindergarten mom or entering into your senior year of college, everyone can use a little extra encouragement. So I’m here to share with you 10 Encouraging Verses For Back To School. Pray these over your kids and your school year, and let God take care of the rest.

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To The Christian On Their First Day Of College

Here you are, friend. You’re officially a “young adult.” Look at you! You graduated high school, and that seems like the greatest achievement right now. Congratulations! You had an awesome summer of freedom, you attended new student orientation, you have the greatest roommate and no classes before 10 AM, so you’re ready to take on college. You feel unstoppable, like the world is at your fingertips. And in many ways, that is true. You will love college. You will find your people and your major, your favorite spots in the library, the greatest intramurals. You will figure out which days the caf is soooo not worth it, and which restaurants in the student center will make you sick every time. (Why did Chinese food on a college campus seem like a good idea?) But there’s something I need you to remember. This is, and I’m risking a cliche here, the beginning of the rest of your life. Start it with Christ as the foundation, or it will crumble. I’ve got a few things to say, and I’d love for you to listen. Because here is a letter, from my heart to yours: To The Christian On Their First Day Of College.

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Find The Awesome

Life is hard, and it’s far too easy to focus on the negative aspects of it. Today, it’s easier for me to complain about an upset stomach than it is to be thankful for the groceries that we can afford. But I heard a message on the radio the other day about finding the awesome in every situation, and I love that thought! God has given us awesome lives, and we need to focus on that instead of our problems. Since that’s easier said than done, let’s look at how we can find the awesome in every situation!

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Why Christians Need To Start Prioritizing Faith Over Entertainment

Christians, our priorities are messed up. I say “our” because I’m a part of it, too. I am not immune. We prioritize movies, TV shows, and music over our faith. I’m not talking about the time that we spend on those as opposed to the time we invest in our faith, because I think that’s another post for another day, but I’m talking about the entertainment choices that we make. Friends, listen up. It is time for us to start prioritizing faith over entertainment.

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