Teaching and Living Out the Fruit of the Spirit at Home

Guest post by Kelly Finstrom & craft by Elizabeth Patton Galatians 5:16-17,22 says, “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh....

Waiting on the Lord

Vivid memories still linger from my childhood of those aching days before something exciting was going to take place. Perhaps it was spring break or a birthday. In my teen years it was summer camps. Countless times I'd count down the days. Those periods of waiting...

Who Am I?

I can’t control my mouth.  I’m a cynic.  I’m an addict.  I’m a victim.  I’m fearful.  I can’t change.  These statements may echo our experiences, but if we allow our experiences and brokenness to define us, then we shut out the possibility that we can be restored to...

Cluttered Home: Cluttered Mind: Cluttered Soul

Picture this… a mom, who is trying her best to keep her kids fed and thriving and learning and not fighting and the house clean and the dishes clean and the toys put away and the kids entertained and the clothes put away and the dog fed and the bathrooms wiped down...

The Medicine Cabinet of the Heart 

A Moment of Panic  “May I use your other bathroom?”  A simple question, but one that threw me into a panic. My carefully cleaned hall bath was in use. That left my definitely not-ready-for-guests master bathroom. In one moment, I had to decide whether to graciously...

Extending my One Word Challenge

The One Word Challenge Have you taken the "One Word Challenge" before? This is where you select one word to focus on in the new year. You might approach it as a word to study, reflect on, put into action, or all of the above! I've been participating in this challenge...

Take a Tip from St. Nick

As the kid's and I were listening to an audio book called The Autobiography of Santa, I couldn't help but think about how we all need to take a tip from St. Nick. Take a Tip from St. Nick You see the orphan turned bishop, who eventually turned into a larger than life...
Trees are the Answer: Questioning Adversity

Trees are the Answer: Questioning Adversity

Trees are the Answer? A true story was told concerning a bold venture to grow the strongest possible trees, which would then be made available for purchase. The saplings were planted inside a large, domed stadium to protect this young forest from inclement weather. In...

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