Saying Yes and No in 2020

If you're like me, goals and plans are a huge part of the beginning of every new year. There is something about turning the calendar to January that motivates us to think about where we are, where we've been, and where we'd like to go. My word for this year is SMALL. If I'm honest, it's not the word I wanted. But over and over again during the past few weeks God has brought this word to my attention. And so, here I sit, in January 2020, with a desire to embrace smallness. I don't know all ... [Read More]

7 Bible Studies to Jump Start 2020

Here we are at the end of December. It seems like one of the things I keep hearing my friends talk about is wanting to be more intentional about Bible study in 2020. I've been asked for resource recommendations and suggestions about how to start and maintain a time in the Word. I'll be sharing more about this topic throughout the month of January. Today, though, I thought I'd share a few Bible studies that I think can help you kick off the new year in a big way. These are seven studies I ... [Read More]

A Christmas Prayer

Dwell with me, Lord,Dwell in me.And give me graceTo dwell with Thee. Open my eyesTo Your sweet birthAnd to the hopeIt brought to earth. Grant me wisdomTo see Your face.I'll praise You dailyFor Your grace. Create in me aBrand new heart,Full of praise —How great Thou art! Grow my faithThat I may beA fruitful branchFor all to see. Forgive me, Lord,For the ways I fail.Hold me, Lord,For I am frail. You alone bringLight to life.On You aloneI set my eyes. When darkness comesAnd I am weak,Your ... [Read More]

Stocking Stuffers for the Bible Study Girl

I've been a gift guide kick lately. It's so fun to round up all my favorite things and share them ... so here's another one for all the Bible study lovers. And, in case you missed any of the other gift guides I've done this year, here they are: Faith-Inspiring Gifts for Older Teen and Young Adult GirlsGifts for Tweens {focused on knowing their identity in Christ}Faith-Encouraging Gifts for Little Girls {ages 4-8}Books for Your Friends {gift guide for bibliophiles} Please note, these ... [Read More]

Books for Your Friends {a gift guide for bibliophiles}

Books are my favorite thing to give and to receive. But sometimes I have a hard time figuring out the perfect book to give. Maybe you do too? Here are twenty-five book recommendations along with the friend who might find each most encouraging and useful. And, you never know, you might find a book or two you'd like to add to your own wish list as well. Okay, y'all, ready for this?? This is going to be super easy to follow. A short description of a friend and a book that I think ... [Read More]

10 Gifts to Encourage Your Little Girl’s Faith

Next up on the Christmas gift guides ... little girls! Y'all, I can't lie, I love the little ones at Christmas. My favorite Christmas picture of Casiday is when she was almost two. She's wearing the cutest Christmas sweater and a Santa hat. She had those chubby toddler hands and is holding a big red ornament. And, she has the biggest wad of bubble gum in her mouth. I put it out every year because I love it so much. It was so fun researching and curating this list for all of us who will ... [Read More]