Goodness in the Land of the Living

Morgan CheekUncategorized1 Comment

Doesn’t it seem like the longer we wait for something to occur, the less likely we think it is to happen? That call back for your dream job. The clear health bill that you long to have. That person you desire to treat you well to come around. Marriage. The baby. Joy. Whatever it is, the quicker something happens, the … Read More

The Great Comforter

Starla CanningUncategorized0 Comments

“But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” —John 16:7 (NIV) During the Easter season, Christians take time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and reflect on what it means for … Read More

Happy Resurrection Day! Now What?

Beth HolmesUncategorized2 Comments

I hope you experienced a glorious Resurrection Day! Easter is the culmination of our celebrations that began at Christmas, of a Baby born to a sinful world, of a Man who became like us so that He might save us. A Man, Jesus, who died on the cross, was buried, and then rose again to ascend to eternal glory at … Read More

Power That Conquered the Grave

Ashley FisherUncategorized0 Comments

If I’m honest, I have to say I don’t feel the power of Easter on a daily basis. Sometimes I feel defeated by sin that I despise, but I continue to do. Paul talks about this struggle in Romans 7. He says,“I do not understand what I do, for what I want to do I do not do, but what … Read More

Does God Love Us?

Melissa GilmourUncategorized4 Comments

I was never the type to ponder the meaning of life when I was younger. I didn’t think much of death either. Nothing from within or without forced me to deal with those sorts of things. It wasn’t until I lost my grandparents, and then my husband’s grandparents, over the past four years that the questions began to pulse through … Read More

Perfect Brokenness

Emily WaltersEmily Walters0 Comments

The competitive fitness industry perplexes me. I don’t claim to be a fitness expert, however, I am curious to know when a balanced regimen of health came to include box jumps and burpees. People are obsessed with the idea of conquering tasks such as jumping from the floor directly onto a box half their height for health. I am confused. … Read More

Beautifully Broken

'Carrow McClendonUncategorized22 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