Beautifully Broken

'Carrow McClendonUncategorized21 Comments

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. —Philippians 3:8 (ESV) The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, … Read More

BLAH. Fighting for My Fierce

Erika OppermanUncategorized4 Comments

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” —Proverbs 31:25 As I applied the final dab of lip gloss and did one last check in the mirror, discouragement + blah stared back at me. Now, I realize that blah is not extremely descriptive or literary; however, it is the only word that can … Read More

Letting Go of the Check-List

Morgan CheekUncategorized0 Comments

That list. You know the one. The one that you have to finish and if you don’t finish it then, well, you aren’t sure what will happen but it won’t be good. When I was in college, I had a subconscious check-list I wrote out in my head. Every day, there was a list of things that made me feel … Read More

Rejoicing, Praying, and Giving Thanks in Every Circumstance

Starla CanningUncategorized1 Comment

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. —1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 As a mother of four, it can be easy to become entangled in whatever situation has presented itself at any given moment. Sometimes, those moments last for days, or even weeks. And then, there are the many emotions … Read More

Christian, You Are Not Alone

Beth HolmesUncategorized0 Comments

Christian sister, member of the body of Christ, I want you to hear me—you are not alone. Whatever path you walk today, whether illness, addiction, grief, loneliness, or the day-to-day-ness of being a wife and mother, you do not have to walk that path by yourself. In your suffering and difficulties, you have two incredible resources—the presence of Christ and … Read More

God Cares About the Details

Ashley FisherUncategorized0 Comments

“The Lord yearns to give you grace and boundless compassion; for the Lord is a faithful God. Our God is a God who makes everything right. Blessed are those who wait for Him.” —Isaiah 30:18 Have you ever been in a season where life just didn’t make sense? Four years ago this week, I found myself smack dab in the … Read More

A Momma’s Journey to Trust

Melissa GilmourTrust6 Comments

Life is a journey to trust. Have you experienced this? I think if we peer into our hearts long enough, we will find some “trust issues” there. God uses circumstances as varied as His creation to bring us to the end of ourselves so that our story of trusting Him can begin. Parenthood is one of them. I was an … Read More

Childlike Faith

Natalie HintonUncategorized0 Comments

Matthew 18:3 tells us, “And He said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’” Just as a child relies upon their parents to provide them with their everyday needs, we too should rely upon our Heavenly Father for our needs. When our oldest son was born, I … Read More

Thankful for Christmas: Born to Die

Julie DunnUncategorized2 Comments

So there seems to be a particular division in our culture around this time of year. The controversy I am addressing has existed for generations. It causes turmoil and strife amongst family and friends, and members of each side can be very dogmatic regarding their point of view. You know what I’m talking about: Team Thanksgiving v. Team Christmas. Team … Read More

Where Thanksgiving is Found

Morgan CheekUncategorized0 Comments

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name. —Hebrews 13:15 How? How do we offer up thanksgiving to God at all times in all things when the things in front of us feel like salt in an already open, scabbing wound? How do we … Read More