While I knew the only way to heal was to give my grief to God, I wasn't sure exactly how to. This is how it turned out.

Giving My Grief to God

While I knew the only way to heal was to give my grief to God, I wasn't sure exactly how to. This is how it turned out.

Psalm 34:17-18 When his people pray for help, he listens and rescues them from their troubles. The Lord is there to rescue all who are discouraged and have given up hope. In the weeks following the death of my best friend, I wrote to my cousin. She knew what David meant to me, and I wanted a chance to share […]

Want to know if Christ truly is living in you? Check out these ten tips.

10 Ways You Know Christ is Living in You

Want to know if Christ truly is living in you? Check out these ten tips.

Galatians 2:20  My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Ever wonder if you’re allowing Christ to live through you? Truly? […]

This simple crochet activity is a perfect women's retreat resource. Use this as a breakout session or as a large group activity.

Crochet for Christ | Women’s Retreat Breakout Session

This simple crochet activity is a perfect women's retreat resource. Use this as a breakout session or as a large group activity.

One of the breakout sessions offered at previous retreats was Crochet for Christ. Whether the ladies were expert or aspiring crocheters, they all found a place to fit in at this session. Crocheting ‘Granny Squares’ was the objective. Our end goal will be to collect them all and eventually piece them together to create a […]

Walk along with me and discover God's presence in the beginning of a beautiful spring day.

Rediscovering God’s Presence in Spring

Walk along with me and discover God's presence in the beginning of a beautiful spring day.

I walk alone on the trail near my home with no iPod, no stopwatch. Just me. Letting my thoughts go wherever they choose, I let go of the world and practice ‘feeling’. While my day hasn’t been stressful, there’s a haze that clouds my mind from being cooped up inside taking care of housework and […]

Amazing depth and insight on what heaven really is in this guest post from my 13-year-old daughter.

God’s House and Mac and Cheese | Heaven? What’s That?

Amazing depth and insight on what heaven really is in this guest post from my 13-year-old daughter.

Enjoy this insightful and faith-filled guest post written by my daughter, Erin.  Matthew 4:16-17 the people who sat in darkness     have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow,     a light has shined.” From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn […]

Make this super simple shredded chicken and easily feed a large group. Easy and delicious!

Simplest Shredded Chicken Recipe Ever | Great for Large Groups!

Make this super simple shredded chicken and easily feed a large group. Easy and delicious!

I’m almost embarrassed to dedicate an entire blog post to this very quick, super simple, unbelievably tasty shredded chicken. It’s just so easy! We use it when we have a taco bar for one of our retreat meals. We use a simple crockpot ground beef recipe, too. I’ll share that with you next week. One […]

When religions and denominations all claim their own Truth, how can we know what's truly true?

The Truth Will Set You Free | But What’s the Real Truth?

When religions and denominations all claim their own Truth, how can we know what's truly true?

The truth will set you free. The Truth will set you free. Comforting, isn’t it? Unless you aren’t sure exactly which Truth it is. Is it a Christian’s truth? A Buddhist’s? An atheist’s? A pagan’s? As Christian’s, we can be assured it’s Christ’s Truth. He did say it, after all. John 8:32  – “And you […]