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A Kingdom of Threads

While we are in the moment, we have a range of activity and challenges that make it difficult to see the big picture of what God is doing.

Plant the Seed

It’s not always easy to work up the courage to minister to or intercede for others. It takes trust in the Lord, some slow breaths, and boldness that only He can give.

Is Your Women’s Ministry Prepared For Battle?

Today is a great day to take stock of your ministry’s priorities, goals, and vision. Are you equipping the saints to fight battles, or are you teaching women to be lazy and apathetic?

She’s Better Than Me

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to know how much time I spend every day on social media. My mom tells me all the time that I need to limit myself, and I gotta say… she’s right.

The Scariest Word in Christianity

Our lives are spinning out of control, most of us running at an unsustainable pace. And we’re minimizing the one thing that is the only thing able to hold our lives together.

How H.O.P.E. Kids Is Bridging A Gap

H.O.P.E. Kids exists to raise adoption rates and lower abortion rates by working together. The mission is to provide women considering abortion with another option—adoption.

Pure Imagination

I don’t believe that God sits in heaven frowning at us when we use our imaginations as a part of how we frame our theology. He gave us imagination for a reason.

Your “How” Matters

When God speaks a clear word or promise to us, He cares as much about how it comes to pass as the outcome itself… His “how” is as trustworthy as His “what.”

What of the Blemished Bride?

I begin to see, though, how this “shaking” seems to be uncovering hidden things in all areas of the Body. What is rising to the surface in it all?

When Someone Has Questions

In a system where faith is primarily about systems of rules and beliefs, our beliefs seem to come with an all-or-nothing caveat.

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

I realized holding on to the pain and the unforgiveness was only holding me back, not the other person. Forgiving definitely takes time, but it’s worth it in the end.

Our Memory Makes Us

When we are caught in destructive patterns, we might wish we could start over. We can’t do that literally. However, maybe we can do it figuratively.

Dragon Hunting with a Friend

My creativity being shared seems to pull her out a little and bring her back into the story. She’ll do the same for me when she’s in the magical workflow.

The Business of Dying

Here’s another confession. I have trust issues. There was a time in my life where I lived fully trusting in those I loved, deeply loved. I trusted them without a second thought.

The Funhouse

Our God is an amazingly diverse, creative healer, redeemer, and lover of our hearts. Let’s never put Him in a box, but allow Him to set us free.

Step into the Awkwardness

Between doing this so spontaneously, getting honked at for my abrupt U-turn, and letting what seemed to be an overly eager stranger into my car, I was feeling a little awkward.

It’s Way Too Hot In Here

I had to be open-minded. My high school friends weren’t at college with me to be my “fallbacks.” There was no “comfort zone” for me.

Why the Long Face?

I felt a knot in my stomach causing tears to well up from inside the deepest pits of my spirit. What was wrong with me? There had to be a problem.

Suckers

They had grown so big and beautiful. Of the three or four that I cut out, two of them had fruit growing on them. But the reason I removed them was for the better of the whole plant.