Vacation and Quiet Times

We're on vacation.  We've got our feet in the sand and enjoying some much-needed time away {and mostly unplugged}.  It's what we need ... though I imagine come Monday I'll be needing a vacation to recover from doing all our vacation laundry! :) This month at Do Not Depart, the theme has been about keeping holy habits while we travel.  There have been so many great resources shared over there over the past few weeks — everything from memory verses while you travel to a seven-day family ... [Read More]

The Practice of Stillness

Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy Is your world noisy?  Between the people, the gadgets, and the never-ending cacophony of social media and 24-hour news, the quest for quiet in the modern mom's life can seem more difficult than solving the national debt crisis.   And while we may recognize our need for other disciplines, like study or ... [Read More]

Using Scripture in Your Christmas Decor

I'm over at Do Not Depart today sharing about how we incorporate Scripture into our holiday decorations. I'd love for you to join me there today for some simple ideas! And a few other reminders: 50% off code for the Redeemed Christmas Doormat is good through Saturday!  Use code DOORMAT50 to get yours for just $15!   10 Great Gift Ideas for Guys ... From calendars to shaving kits, these are some classic gifts for the guys on your list! Leave a comment on this review of Karen Ehman's ... [Read More]

What Do the Names of God Mean?

One of my favorite parts of Scripture is studying the names of God.  In fact, during the Bible in 90 Days readings, I have been taking special note of when someone gives God a name or when He reveals a new name for Himself. This month at Do Not Depart, we are studying the names of God and how those names impact our theology.  Kathy Howard, a dear friend and excellent Bible teacher, is leading our exploration as each of the writers share our own favorite names of God and what those names mean in ... [Read More]