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Bible Study- Practical Steps for Those Tough Parts of Scripture

Like most toddlers, my 4-year-old loves asking questions. One day, during a 15 minute drive, I counted 25 questions he asked. I don’t always have answers for some of his questions, though, which causes him great frustration. He wants an answer, and he wants it now. We adults like answers too, don’t we? In fact,… Continue reading Bible Study- Practical Steps for Those Tough Parts of Scripture

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Doubting Salvation- Bearing Fruit & the Marks of a True Believer

This post was originally published on LifeWay Girls. By God’s grace, he saved me when I was seven years old. There’s never been a time in my life when I haven’t been actively involved in the local church, yet as I grew older, I battled doubting my salvation. Now, as a youth pastor’s wife, my… Continue reading Doubting Salvation- Bearing Fruit & the Marks of a True Believer

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Christmas is Here, but What if I Don’t *Feel* Like Christmas?

The Halloween costumes weren’t even put away quite yet, but the internet was already a-buzz of  people putting up Christmas trees. I'm not a "No Christmas till after Thanksgiving" stickler. This year has been rough. We could all use a little extra dose of Christmas spirit, right? However, for me personally, I thought, “I just… Continue reading Christmas is Here, but What if I Don’t *Feel* Like Christmas?

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I Want to Study the Bible, but How Do I Practically Do So, Day-by-Day?

It’s no secret that I’m deeply passionate about Bible study and how every Christian (not just pastors) should be students of God’s actual Word. There are many wonderful resources on growing in biblical literacy, such as Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin and Better than Life, by Caroline Saunders. If “biblical literacy” is new… Continue reading I Want to Study the Bible, but How Do I Practically Do So, Day-by-Day?

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Seeking the Lord When It’s Not Quiet- The Good When Our Kids See Us Read God’s Word

For years, I struggled to have a consistent “quiet” time. Since college, the Lord has worked in my heart in regards to this. He used trial to birth a deep love for his Word in me. God taught me his Word is a necessary part of my day, not just something to do if I… Continue reading Seeking the Lord When It’s Not Quiet- The Good When Our Kids See Us Read God’s Word