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Grace: The One Thing That Never Changes

Grace never changes. It's the one thing that never changes in our lives. #grace #change

Change. Bleh. I mean, who likes change? Whether you’re fine with it or not, change sometimes just sucks, let’s be honest. But I love this truth from today’s feature, Sarah. “When the season’s of life change, God’s grace remains. When the winds of change blow, God’s grace remains. When we are on the ground, fearful of the future and weary from the past, God’s grace whispers, “Get up and fight.” She continues, “The only way to thrive…

Trusting God Amidst the Storm

Trusting God amidst the storm

One of the things I love about America is that she fights. Her spirit is brave. When disasters strike she stands tall, firm, and she survives. But hurricane’s Harvey and Irma certainly left their crushing, devastating mark on the residents of Houston, Florida and the Caribbean, didn’t they? I, like many others who don’t live near the affected areas watched the television in horror at the aftermath. Homes filled with water, debris, and sewage. Lives seemingly destroyed….

Grace: The Right Way

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Grace. It’s my very favorite-ist of all favorites. I love today’s feature so much because Michelle talks about grace so beautifully. “The Bible says they’ll know us by our love for one another. I want to be that person. I want to be the one like I’ve heard myself saying of them, “this person has to be a Christian.” There’s no other explanation for their behavior. For their clear love for people.”- Michelle Skillern We should all strive to be…

Six Summer Books

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I’m loving today’s feature! Why? Because I love to read, and I’ve never really posted about book suggestions so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity. I love Laura’s picks, too. Please check it out before heading over to the link-up. Here are 6 reads for the rest of your summer! Enjoy!

When Darkness Clouds Your Perspective | #FierceFriday

When Darkness Clouds Your Perspective

I always enjoy the view, the works of art, from 30,000 feet.  As the airplane crawls away from the hangar my kids get anxious and antsy, the little adrenaline junkies love the thrill of acceleration, nosing into the sky.  But me, I love the smooth and steady pace of cruising above the clouds and the perspective I gain from there. Recently I was watching clouds out the airplane window and was once again captivated.  The…

Blind Abandon Faith | #FierceFriday

What is blind abandon faith anyway?

What is blind abandon faith anyway? “By the world’s standards, our confidence in God is foolishness. They think we’re a bunch of blind people giving our lives over to what we cannot see. By faith’s standard that blind abandon is the very definition of hope—the expectation of a future blessing based on who God is despite what we see, feel, or think.” Faith and lessons learned. (not) It was a classic Southern California summer day….

When God’s Love is Fierce {Fierce Friday}


God’s love is fierce, and sometimes we’re not fully aware of how fierce it is for us until we look back and see all that it saved us from…especially ourselves. Brutal memories stuffed for the sake of survival began to surface throughout all three of my pregnancies, but most intensely with my last child, my only girl. With the memories of trauma and abuse came great fear. Fear that I didn’t have what it took…

How to Fight Your Fear with Prayer {Fierce Friday}

Fight your fear with prayer!

Fear. My doctor seemed to hesitate, before pressing on the area again. Fear kept me from saying anything. When he moved on I breathed a sigh of relief. The lump I’d felt must be nothing. Yet, I didn’t feel at peace about it. A few months later, I sat on my bed chatting to my sister-in-law on the phone. “I’m not sure if I’ve got a lump in my breast,” I said. “Go and get…

When Gods Plan Exceeds our Dreams

We can close our fists around our dreams and plans and to surrender them to the One who knows everything. Or, we can keep our hands open, palms up, waiting for the adventure He has in store.

I pull the door shut and lock it, feeling the now-familiar clink of the bolt finding its mark. The faint smell of marijuana thanks to the other tenants of the building our company rents- lingers despite the pine scented candles I have burning all the time. Covering each candle, I extinguish their small flames before turning off the lights, locking the cash drawer. I check the time on my phone, and look past those digital…

Losing a Child | Fierce Friday

Tracy's story on losing her child to a Wilm's tumor, how she didn't let the pain make her bitter.

Happy Fierce Friday, friends! Today’s story is heartbreaking, but full of hope and inspiration. Tracy is a #fiercelyHis reader and I so appreciate her reaching out to me to share her story.  I just know you’ll be inspired as I was. a shattered heart. I walked into the bedroom Caleb and Logan shared. It felt hollow, without laughter or play. Logan’s crib was on one side of the room and Caleb’s twin bed was on…

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