Loving People Well: Tips for Encouraging Each Other Biblically

At times we all receive and probably give encouragement that sounds cliché, overly-optimistic, or maybe just very superficial—i.e., “Don’t worry, everything is going to turn out fine.” But even as we say it, we are half-wondering if it is true ourselves.  So, how can we encourage people in a deep, honest and scriptural way?  The Bible offers some insights into… Read more


Praying with Your Children About Sickness or Injury

You know those really bad sinus headaches where you don’t want to move a muscle in your face? what you should know about sinus infections? So you walk around with your mouth hanging open and your eyes half shut because somehow that feels a bit better? I was having one of those the other night as part of a cold I’ve… Read more


22 Productive Things to Do When You’re Tempted to Dawdle

I love Anne Ortlund. For those of you who don’t know of her, she’s a noted Christian author from the 70’s and 80’s. I have a special connection with her because she “discipled” or spiritually mentored a woman named Jen. Jen later discipled me during my time with the Navigators Campus Ministry at the University of Missouri. Jen had a profound impact on… Read more


How to Start a Christian Accountability Group (for Moms)

If you are longing for intentional friendship, this post will teach you how to start a Christian accountability group to fill that need! “I’m want my life to be consumed by God,” Lindsey confided to me, as she and I walked back to our cars on a beautiful, warm night last summer. “I’m hungry for Jesus,” she continued. “I feel… Read more

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