12+ Favorite Activities for Easter (it’s all about Christ!)

So, yeah, the story of Easter is tough. It is painful, soul-ripping, and gloriously beautiful. In the end we find it’s a story of deep sacrifice, extraordinary love, and ultimate victory. But getting to that point can be quite excruciating. At Christmas we fall in love with Jesus – God with us – right there […]

Why it’s been so quiet around here

For years her words whispered softly from behind closed doors and with little ones underfoot and that giant pile of laundry. She painted with words that she prayed would bleed grace and shout hope through the aching. And she cried out something desperate when she reasoned she was losing her ever-loving mind. And as she […]

When you think you can’t do this anymore

I scratch out these words with fingers trembling – With this deep ache to get real and raw and vulnerable but just not knowing how. I. Am. Afraid. Weeks into the new year and I’m already shaking, slipping, shattered. Maybe it’s the aching realization that I’m just not cut out for this anymore. Some boy […]

Colossians – Bible Studies & Family Bible Times for the whole family

A summer’s worth of days spent in these words scratched out centuries ago, and I know my heart won’t ever be the same. It was this awe-filled glory found in moments carved out and tucked in between picnics and pillow forts and that mountain of laundry. And though the pages in my Bible have turned, […]

The Final Week (Colossians – Week 10)

I can’t help but feel the tears trickling down my cheeks and the sweet smile on my lips. For we have sought to grow closer to our God, and have spent many moments, hours, and days being transformed by His hope and grace and love. And now, here we are, the very last week of […]

Drawing Near to God (Colossians – Week 9)

And here we are at the end of Colossians. These weeks have been so humbling and awe-filled – igniting in my life a deeper love for God and His Word that I can’t help but bow my knees before Christ my Lord! I pray that He’s working His beautiful glory in your lives as well. […]

Needing God in our Marriages, Homes, and Lives (Colossians – Week 8)

There are a lot of hard and messy and hurt-filled moments in our home. I know that it may not seem that way. It’s easy to look at the pictures of smiling kids and read the stories of beautiful times, and conclude that we have it all together. But the truth is that there’s a […]

When Wanting a New Life (Colossians – Week 7)

I’ve loved the sweet messages that so many of you have slipped my way. It is humbling and unbelievably beautiful to see God working in lives around the world. – One thing many of you have mentioned is that you’ve fallen behind. May I tuck some encouragement in your heart? My hope for this study […]

An Experiment for Those Sin Filled Days

This summer has been a whirlwind of crazy, fun, hard, beautiful days. And this week we’re finally all home (minus Daddy for part of the week). When we picked up the oldest girls from Bible camp last week their counselors boasted of how wonderfully the three sisters got along. On the way home, we hadn’t […]

The Day In and Day Out of Living Life in Him (Colossians – Week 6)

Are you seeing the beauty in this letter? Everyday this past week I’ve sat marveling that the hope of glory is Christ in us – How His love is so perfect and His redemption so sweet that He allows us not only to seek Him but to know Him and all His glorious treasures. And […]