Archive for Faith

When the helmet of salvation meets the work of motherhood.

This post is part of a series I am writing about The Armor of God. If you’d like to see the rest of it, this post is a great place to start. The Helmet of Salvation. In Ephesians 6:17, Paul mentions a helmet of salvation. He was comparing our salvation to the helmets Roman soldiers wore […]

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Written on a mother’s heart – 4 valuable reasons to memorize more scripture.

I want to share something I admire about one of my closest friends. This woman’s home is almost covered (literally) in the Word of God. She has verses taped to her kitchen cupboards, the bathroom mirror, and painted on the walls. (Beautifully, I should add. I also greatly admire her painting skills!) These words are […]

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Life is precious (and the one thing we can all do to help mend a broken world).

I wasn’t going to write about this, I’m normally not one to chime in on things like this because it seems too big. Like I’m nowhere near big enough or wise enough or anything enough to do anything about it, so what’s the point in saying anything? The same way I felt 16 years ago […]

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How a Pile of Children’s Books is Teaching Me to Trust God.

I think I can speak for most of us when I say that trusting God to provide is hard. It seems to be one thing that unites just about everyone. Questions about how we will put food on the table for our kids, clothes on their backs, and a roof over their heads seem to […]

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Why doing the right thing matters. (Spiritual Warfare and the Family Part 3)

If you’ve been following along, you know that I’ve been writing a series of posts about the armor of God in Ephesians 6. If you’re new here, welcome! This series was inspired by the book “Victory in Spiritual Warfare” by Tony Evans. (Affiliate link) If you want an in depth study of the Armor of God […]

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What does pride have to do with suffering? Why we need to stay humble even during our hardest days.

I wasn’t planning on writing an extra post this week, but I felt like I really needed to share what I learned over the weekend. So, last weekend was hard for me. It was just one of those times when a lot of small, unfortunate things added up to a long and frustrating weekend. We’re […]

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Grace and Motherhood: How His grace is changing my heart

Raising a family has been a refining process that I never could have expected. If I thought I was a patient, kind and gentle person before, being a wife and mom is like having a flashlight shine the light of truth on every irritable, unkind and rough corner of my heart. I’ve wondered why it […]

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Hospitality: Making my home a church

I’ve long been thinking about the idea of hospitality, and making my home a place where people know they are welcome. As my kids get older, I want them to know they are welcome to bring their friends home. I want my home to be a place that is safe. A a place where every […]

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