What I’m Reading {January 2019}

If we were meeting for coffee or you dropped by my house one Tuesday morning, there is one thing I'm sure of — we'd talk about books. Even if you said you weren't a reader {which would, of course, make me a little sad but nevertheless}, I'd tell you I know a book you'd love. I used to share this sort of post regularly and then life got crazy last year and I barely wrote anything. So, I thought we'd get this book loving party started again in 2019. I often spend January reading one or two of ... [Read More]

The Bottom Line about Your Quiet Time

Was one of your resolutions or goals for the new year related to time in the Word? Maybe you decided you were going to read the Bible through this year. Perhaps you determined to get up earlier every day so you'd have more time to spend in prayer and Bible study. And, if you made some sort of declaration in this area, it's also likely that you're already finding it hard to stay with it. {I feel ya, I've been there!} Over the years, I have written a lot of posts about quiet times and how ... [Read More]

The Hows & Whys of a Quiet Time

Have a consistent quiet time. I'd imagine it's one of the top ten new year's resolutions by Christian women. We say it and we mean it. But, if I were guessing, I'd say there's a whole bunch of us who say it and mean it but really have no idea how to have a quiet time or why it matters. If that's you, you're in the right place. THE HOWS & WHYS OF A QUIET TIME I've learned something over the years of teaching the Bible, leading in women's ministry, and mentoring both girls and ... [Read More]

We Saved You a Seat {and Bible Study Kit}

A few years ago I attended a conference where I didn't really know very many people.  I was a little bit anxious about walking into the big welcome session all by myself. As I entered the room and scanned for any familiar faces, I heard my name being called.  I looked over and there were a few people I didn't know waving at me.  "We saved you a seat," one smiling woman (who maybe looked vaguely familiar) said. Breathing a sigh of relief I walked over and sat down next to the smiling face.  ... [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]

Lopsided Living Requires Loving God Most

WELCOME TO DAY THREE OF 31 SIMPLE WAYS TO EMBRACE LOPSIDED LIVING! I'm sure today's post seems like a no brainer. But here's the thing ... we KNOW we need to love God most but how to do it when our calendars and schedules are overflowing. Think about your everyday life. What are the challenges you face in having a consistent quiet time? What are the struggles you have with maintaining a heart that loves the way Christ did? Here are a few of the ways I can get sidetracked from loving God ... [Read More]