What Is Biblical Meditation and Why Should I Do It?

When you hear the word "meditation" what do you think of? Sitting cross-legged, hands up, saying "oooohhhmm"? For so many of us, the idea of meditating has a weird connotation, particularly if you grew up, as I did, in a conservative, evangelical culture. Here's the thing, though, the Bible speaks of meditation — and it speaks of it often. So maybe we need to reevaluate our understanding and figure out what biblical meditation is and why it's important for us to practice it as ... [Read More]

10 Resources for Getting Your Tween Girl into the Word

We want to keep Scripture in front of our girls. We desire for them to love God's Word. But sometimes, if we're honest, we are not sure what to get them. A Google or Amazon search for devotions or Bible studies for girls can be completely overwhelming. I totally understand. I've been there. And that's why I wanted to share with you a list of 10 Bible study and devotional resources for tweens (ages 8-12). Every item on this list is one I've personally reviewed and most are created by women I ... [Read More]

So what’s a woman to do?? Spiritual Practices of Faithful Women

While we are in the Holy Land, I'll have the opportunity to share with our group a short teaching/message while we are at a church in Magdala. {Yes, that Magdala ... I can't even believe it!} The church there has a place set aside to honor the contributions of women in the ministry of Jesus and the early church. As I've been considering what I want to share with our group and whoever else happens to be nearby to hear, I've spent some time looking specifically at the women named {either by ... [Read More]

What Do I Really NEED for Bible Study?

Almost every week I talk with or hear from someone who says something like this, "I just really want to learn more about how to study my Bible but I don't even know how to start!" Y'all, for real. This is one of my favorite topics and I LOVE LOVE LOVE being able to encourage others about taking the first or next step in their spiritual growth. And, for so many people, that means learning how to study their Bible for themselves. While there are countless tools and resources available, ... [Read More]

This woman loves the new HE READS TRUTH Bible!

I have long been a fan of the ministry of She Reads Truth. In fact, this morning, I went ahead and subscribed to their app so I could have access to all their reading plans. When the She Reads Truth Bible was released, I eagerly bought a copy. But, I didn't love it. It was presented as a study Bible and I found it woefully lacking. When your library includes the ESV and CSB Study Bibles among many others, the SRT Bible really had nothing new or unique to offer. I used it, however, for ... [Read More]

What Happens When We Really Encounter God’s Word

Hi friend! I'm excited to share today's post with you because it's something I feel so passionate about — engaging with Scripture! You probably already know how much I love the Word of God. My husband says it doesn't matter what passage I'm reading or teaching, it's my favorite. And, well, that's pretty much the truth. I fell in love with God's Word many years ago and it never ceases to leave me awed. It's why I teach ... because I want other women to encounter Scripture the way I did in ... [Read More]