Depression, My Story, When it hurts


I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve put anything out. For that I apologize. I hope this post will give insight as to why. I pray this and the second part of this post will will encourage you and lift you up as well. PSA-This post is a little raw and vulnerable. Not… Continue reading Unmasked

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Switchbacks

Switchbacks Lesson #1: Steadfast Endurance

In case you missed it: Here is the first post in this Series: Switchbacks: Let The Journey Begin Have you ever run on a treadmill? I heard that groan. Most people hate running on a treadmill because They feel like a hamster on a wheel They get bored They detest not going anywhere They abhor… Continue reading Switchbacks Lesson #1: Steadfast Endurance

Depression, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Switchbacks: Let the Journey Begin

“I feel like I’ve been here before…” No, I wasn’t having an episode of deja-vu, I was hiking switchbacks. It was spring break 2019, and my family and I (sans Camron who was at Iowa State) were in Arizona doing one of our very favorite activities…exploring new territories. After months of frigid temperatures, feet upon… Continue reading Switchbacks: Let the Journey Begin

Jesus in Everyday Life, My 15 Minutes, Surrender to Jesus, Your Purpose

My 15 Minutes: You Want Me To Do What?!? (Genesis 6)

What’s something God has called you to do? Befriend someone or take a leadership position as a worship or small group leader at church? Serve in the children’s/youth ministry, go on a mission trip, run a marathon, mentor, or join a prison ministry? Or maybe, just maybe, things got crazy and He called you to… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: You Want Me To Do What?!? (Genesis 6)

Comparison, Jesus in Everyday Life, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: The Tragic Mindset of Comparison (Genesis 4)

Comparing ourselves to others is cancer to our soul. It robs us of ambition and erodes our joy. When we’re consumed with trying to determine how we measure up to those around us, we forget we’re fearfully and wonderfully made in the likeness of God. We forget we’re knit together for a purpose. We forget… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: The Tragic Mindset of Comparison (Genesis 4)

Follow Friday, Guest Post, Jesus in Everyday Life

Follow Friday: Jeanne Doyon

Sometimes God blesses you with people you didn't know you needed until they were there. That's how I feel about Jeanne. Over the last few months, she has been a light and a blessing in my life. And the more I've gotten to know her, the more I've been able to appreciate her and her… Continue reading Follow Friday: Jeanne Doyon

Follow Friday, Give Away, Guest Post

40 Days of Lent Devotional Giveaway!

Follow Friday guest author, Susan Chamberlain Shipe has graciously offered to giveaway one personalized signed copy of 40 Days of Lent: The 31 Day Series Book 5   Contest Dates: Saturday, March 2, 2019, to Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Winner announced Thursday, March 7, 2019 How to enter: 2 entries for subscribing to Susan's Website:… Continue reading 40 Days of Lent Devotional Giveaway!

Follow Friday, Guest Post

Follow Friday: Susan Chamberlain Shipe

Wife Mother Grandmother (aka-Mimzy) Writer Blogger Author Jesus Follower Survivor A simple list. Nothing too "earth-shattering" here--until you read between the lines. Until you gather the stories that make up the bullet points. Susan is no stranger to pain, loss, and devastating heartbreak. But as the tattoo on her right wrist states: GAKAT (God Already… Continue reading Follow Friday: Susan Chamberlain Shipe

Jesus in Everyday Life, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Genesis 3:1, The Seeds of Discontentment

Discontentment is carbon monoxide to our soul. It’s a silent killer that’s odorless, tasteless, and invisible. It slips in unnoticed, robs us of joy and traps us in a prison of self-absorption and pride. It causes us to focus on what isn’t instead of being grateful for the blessings that are. Merriam-Webster defines discontent as:… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Genesis 3:1, The Seeds of Discontentment

Follow Friday, Guest Post

Follow Friday–Joy Dekok

It was not until I sent out the invitation to writers to be my guest on Follow Friday that I met Joy. Since then, she has come alongside me and offered encouragement and love like Barnabas. I have not only enjoyed her blog but have gleaned much wisdom from it. If you have not visited… Continue reading Follow Friday–Joy Dekok