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Doing “Big” Things for Jesus- Does that Really Include Changing Diapers?

There are many hard things as we transition to motherhood. Diapers are overwhelming, there’s little sleep, & the spit-up is just plain gross. While these things are difficult, personally, the hardest transition for me was in regards to ministry. When Hunter was born, I went from participating in every youth event to sitting in the… Continue reading Doing “Big” Things for Jesus- Does that Really Include Changing Diapers?

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“The Gospel Comes with a House Key”- A Book Review & Call to Radically Ordinary Hospitality

Morning by Morning was one of the first ministries to publish my writing. They're no longer an active site, so I'm excited to share some of my pieces here in my own space. The command to show hospitality is clear, yet often overlooked, in Scripture (Romans 12:13). The word “hospitality” can scare us. We hear… Continue reading “The Gospel Comes with a House Key”- A Book Review & Call to Radically Ordinary Hospitality

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Being a Wife & the Call to Submit- What is it? What isn’t it? (Spoiler: It IS a Good Thing!)

We don’t have to look too hard to find our culture’s view of the word “submission”. With the feminist movement, how marriage is portrayed on TV, and the general crumbling view of marriage, “submission” might as well be classified as a bad word. To a degree, the word gets its bad reputation from those who… Continue reading Being a Wife & the Call to Submit- What is it? What isn’t it? (Spoiler: It IS a Good Thing!)

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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?