Will You Stand In The Gap For Us?

Have you ever had a season when you struggled to summon the strength to get out of bed each morning? Perhaps you are in such a season now. I wrote this post to encourage and help you. And I also have a favor to…

May 27, 2019
Learning to trust God

The Process of Learning to Trust God

Several years ago we were at the beginning of a long walk through health-related issues with a loved one. It was recommended that we visit the Mayo Clinic, so we made the appointment and waited three months until the scheduled date. In the meantime,…

May 22, 2019
Uncomfortable with emotions...

Do You Ever Feel Uncomfortable With Emotions?

Today on our blog, Sarah Callen is talking about getting uncomfortable with emotions. She shares her story and some encouragement for others. “You view things clinically so you don’t have to feel.” Excuse you? I tried to summon a rebuttal or a reaction, but…

May 20, 2019
Grace and Truth - a weekly Christian link up

Encourage Yourself With Grace and Truth

If you’ve read this blog for long, you know that I love the grace the Gospel offers. And that I’m no fan of the boot-strap Gospel. Nothing in me wants encourage others (or myself) to try-harder or just do-better. Everything in me clings to…

May 17, 2019
Facing new seasons of life with Jesus

Facing New Seasons of Life with Jesus

Spring is upon us and in full bloom. With spring comes hope and renewal, a brand new season filled with new opportunities. Outside my living room window, there is a stunning double-blossomed cherry tree full of gorgeous pink blooms. The tree is exceptionally beautiful…

May 15, 2019
Grace and Truth Link Up

Dear Mom… (And The Grace and Truth Link Up)

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If your children are still little, you have probably been getting handwritten notes and crafts they created at school. Maybe some flowers or cards. On the bulletin board next to my desk I have a Mother’s Day…

May 10, 2019
Looking for Love In All The Wrong Places

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Note: The opinions and references mentioned in “Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places” are the authors and do not necessarily represent that of the Candidly Christian ministry or other contributors. Written by Elo Claire Odogbo I struggled with approval addiction for a…

May 8, 2019
Grace and Truth

Grace and Truth and The Joy of Missing Out

I have been totally, and completely, overwhelmed this week. I started a new organization system at the end of last month that helped me feel like I got a handle on things… so what did I do? I took on more work. Now I…

May 3, 2019
5 Truths to remember when facing accusation and shame

5 Truths to Remember When Facing Accusation and Shame

I have a confession.  It is a confession of sin. And it isn’t the worst one, it is pretty little, but still sin. The other day I was trying to save time, and I took a left out of a parking lot when there…

May 1, 2019
Free to be Me

Grace and Truth So I’m Free To Be Me…

Have you ever felt afraid to be yourself? You probably didn’t think of it that way, but you just act a certain way around certain people. You know, because it’s more acceptable. You want to fit in……

April 26, 2019

Why Should I Be Reading the Bible?

Ready? Tough question for you. What part of the Bible don’t you like? Go on say it. I can’t hear you. Speak it, there is no one to judge you. What specifically don’t you like about the Word of God? I know, hard question.…

April 22, 2019

Grace and Truth for Good Friday

Good Friday is upon us once again. I don’t know how this season finds you… if you have steeped yourself in Jesus the past 40 days and are feeling spiritually ready for all that surrounds this amazing celebration of our Savior or not. But…

April 19, 2019
Reality

The Realty of Life (sick days and all)

I’ve been sick now for a few days. The household is backing up. You know, laundry… dishes… clean surfaces. Don’t get me wrong, my husband and kids have been pitching in. It’s just not the same. Sick enough to call out from work, I’m…

April 15, 2019
Grace and Truth

Grace and Truth For Your Next Meltdown

I have been down with a pretty bad migraine this week, so I hope you’ll forgive the weak intro. This week’s feature is Christine’s post, “Just Walk One More Day.“…

April 12, 2019
What God Wants You To Know...

3 Important Things God Wants You To Know

The conversation in my soul is ‘I wonder?’ Why this question? Because, life is full of wonder? No. That is not the way I am using the word. I’m using it more on the lines of wondering about the future, wondering about the life…

April 8, 2019