shine on

The Oil Lamp

Before the glitter of Christmas was put away, Laura sat quietly on the couch and thought about purpose. Read more in this devotional on Candidly Christian...…

February 24, 2020
Grace and Truth Link Up

Grace and Truth to Fight The War On Our Minds

Grace and Truth is a weekly Christian link-up. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who…

February 21, 2020
How do you measure success

What is Your Measure of Success

We live in a world where they value being a success it seems more than anything. So much so, that it’s hard to see where the line is for success anymore. What is success? Is it when you make a lot of money? When…

February 19, 2020
Grace and Truth: A weekly Christian link-up

Grace & Truth and The Truth About Shame

Candid Gal Valerie Riese tried to hide her shame almost 7 years. Sometimes she still does. But she's not alone, is she? Learn two important truths about shame in today's Grace & Truth.…

February 14, 2020
My shoes and Jesus

1 Reason Why We Should Take Off Our Shoes

Confession: I struggle with wanting to be enough. I always have. I want my life to matter. But I have a bigger desire than wanting to be enough, how I look to others, wanting my life to matter. I want my life to bring…

February 12, 2020
Grace and Truth a weekly Christian Link Up

White Noise, Blind Spots, and This Weeks Grace & Truth Link-Up

Grace and Truth is a weekly Christian link-up. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who…

February 7, 2020
What does the Bible say about people-pleasing

An Open Letter to Burnt Out People-Pleasers

Valerie shares a special letter she wrote for the burnt-out people pleasers she loves. She hopes women will find freedom by seeing how Jesus set limits on pleasing others during His ministry.…

February 5, 2020
Grace and Truth

Grace & Truth to Send the Body

Candid Confession: Overt physical acts of worship make me uncomfortable. But in today's Grace & Truth I'm learning to put my body in position to worship.…

January 31, 2020
Daily Bible Reading

2 Unexpected Results From Daily Bible Reading (& a Challenge)

“Lot was just carried off by kings after taking the land that looked better. Abrams gonna go save him anyways .” That was the summary of my daily Bible reading earlier this month. I’m reading through the Bible chronologically in 2020 with some other…

January 29, 2020
Do you ever feel apathetic?

Stopping the Cycle of Apathy

I once heard a pastor say that the way we do one thing is how we do everything. I really didn’t like him for a few days after that particular message because I didn’t want to accept the truth contained within that powerful statement.…

January 27, 2020
Grace and Truth Link Up

What If… We Trust In His Grace & Truth?

The lies behind "what if...?" paralyzed Valerie's dreams, until she learned to trust in the Truth. You can also find freedom in today's featured Grace & Truth.…

January 24, 2020
Grace and Truth a weekly christian link up

Isolation, Exposure, Grace, & Truth

Have you ever been afraid to tell somebody something? Or afraid you will be found out? So like, I heard a car drive by just a bit ago, and I thought it pulled into my driveway, and I was afraid someone was here? Why?…

January 17, 2020
Finding Peace

Finding Peace in His Presence

Life isn't easy, but let's be real, worry and fear don't help. Sheila shares four keys to finding peace in this post...…

January 15, 2020
Share your faith

3 Reasons Why You Need To Share Your Faith

Jessica is getting candid about her own experience trying to share her faith. But she's also sharing why it's important and four ways you can prepare...…

January 13, 2020