Happy Book Birthday!! Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most

Y'all! It's here!! I can't believe it is finally July 18 — and Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most is making her appearance in this big old world. But there's some else I want to tell you — this book isn't just for moms. Happy Book Birthday! Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most It's true, while I believe it's a resource that can both encourage and equip girl moms to pray with confidence and boldness. The simple truth is — Praying for Girls ... [Read More]

What If I Fail

You know that thing when I tell people I love to start things and then get bored and quit? I mentioned this fun little personality quirk in my recent conversation with Angie Elkins if you wonder more about it. Anyway ... I had this fleeting thought recently (or maybe it was almost every day for the past month) — Can I quit this book launch thing? Not because it's not fun anymore (which is the normal reason I want to quit things) but because of something far more ominous for overachievers ... [Read More]

3 Tips for Finding Time to Read Your Bible

"I know I need to read my Bible. But it seems like I never have time to sit down and really get into it." My friend wasn't the first person to make this sort of statement to me and I seriously doubt she'll be the last. In fact, I believe this is the reality for most of the women I know and maybe it's your reality as well.  You want to find time to read your Bible but you never seem to be able to piece together more than five or ten minutes at a time. Girl, I feel you! And I've got some good ... [Read More]

Feeling Stagnant Spiritually? 3 Ways to Jump Start Your Spiritual Growth

Can I be really honest? I'm in a bit of a slow spot spiritually. It happens to me periodically, those seasons when my quiet time and Bible study seems "flat" and I am really just  going through the motions. Early in my spiritual journey I believed seasons like this indicated I was a failure. But over the years, I've learned this is really just the ebb and flow of discipleship.  There are mountain seasons when the Word is vibrant and I can't wait to dig in .... there are valley seasons when ... [Read More]

Do you really believe God is a good, good Father?

You've heard the song, right? Just in case you haven't (or you're like me and LOVE it), here you go ... Do you really believe God is a good, good Father? He is. He can't NOT be. It's inherent in His character to be truly good, in fact, He alone is the embodiment of good. As the song says, "It's who You are, it's who You are, it's who You are." This morning I read these verses: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone ... [Read More]

3 Qualities of True Piety

Piety. It's not one of those words we use every day, right? It feels a little old-fashioned. But sometimes, a word we don't use often is the perfect word to make us stop and really think.  Here's the definition: the quality of being religious or reverent.  Some of the synonyms for piety include devoutness, devotion, piousness, religion, holiness, godliness, saintliness.       3 Qualities of True Piety We've been studying the book of James in the women's Bible ... [Read More]