My Story, Prayer, This Week's Memory Verse

Verse of the Week: Colossians 4:2

I let my prayer life become stagnant over the winter. I prayed. I cried. I prayed some more. But there was no substance to it. No…what’s the word?? Power! Prayer is our life-blood. Our heartbeat. Our connection to God. Our opportunity to praise Him. Confess our sins. Ask for forgiveness. Tell Him what’s on our… Continue reading Verse of the Week: Colossians 4:2

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (6-10)

In Unmasked I peeled away the veneer I used to hide from my reality and invited you to see the unvarnished, unpolished me. Then in Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5), I started to share the mistakes I made, how my poor choices made SAD worse, and what's next. #1 and #2 are enough to send… Continue reading Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (6-10)

My 15 Minutes, My Story

Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5)

  I wasn’t which category to put this post in: “Life” or “My 15 Minutes.” True, it’s linked to my quiet time but it’s equally linked to my prayer journal and life where the first post, Unmasked, in this duo trio started. So I guess it’s both. Like Unmasked, this post is unfiltered, raw, and… Continue reading Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5)

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!