What’s happening in Louisiana

I have been at a loss for words the last few days. I keep going back and forth from gratitude to guilt that we were spared major losses. We have friends who lost EVERYTHING. Today, I wanted to share some thoughts to those of y’all not in Louisiana. I know it can just feel like a passing story in the newspaper so here’s some heart behind it: 1. Louisiana is not resilient. The word resilience has been bouncing around in

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What it means to BE with God

I have been reading Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero (thanks to Nancy’s recommendation!) and it’s rocking my Christian faith of 26 years. The message behind the book is toΒ help us understand that we don’t just need good spiritual disciplines like prayer and Bible study to know God, but that we need to address our emotional health as well. At first, I thought this book didn’t apply to me. Reading my Bible isn’t for show. I truly know I need

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Shop Girl’s Code

I am so excited to share a special project that Gretchen, of Life Lived Beautifully, and I have been working on for creative entrepreneurs! Gretchen shared some thoughts on her blog (see the full post here!) to introduce the Shop Girl’s Code and she summed it up so perfectly, I had to share here as well! : “I have wrestled with how to be in a business that shares Christ and brings glory to God. Once I was in business,

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April Prayer Challenge

I am in dire need of a prayer reboot. It’s not that I’m not praying at all, but my heart isn’t focused. Discouragement over the last month or so has had me feeling those prayers are hitting a ceiling before they reach God. And I feel like it’s mostly been a matter of going through the motions instead of really talking to God from my heart. I hear from so many people who have felt this way before so I

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Song // Hands Off

You may not know this about me, but I love to play the guitar and write songs. In college, I spent many a nights strumming along in my room penning way too emotional words for my humdrum life. πŸ˜‰ I even recorded a CD of 13 songs I had written with the help of a talented sound friend and some church equipment. I shared this fact last year. I’ll be honest, I’m not even sure why. About 10 people have

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