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Confessions of a self-centered prayer...

Confessions of a Self-Centered Prayer

Sheila Rhodes is on the blog getting candid about prayer. But not just that, she's sharing five facts that can help you put your prayer life on solid ground.…

September 18, 2019
Grace and Truth a weekly Christian link-up

Grace and Truth and Knowing Your Worth

Knowing your worth is about more than knowing a pat answer. Today's featured post takes you deeper and helps build a firm foundation...…

September 13, 2019

Chronic Pain, Back To School, And Our Grace & Truth Link Up

For this week’s Grace & Truth post, I’m passing the reins over to my friend and fellow Candid Gal, Valerie Riese. I’m still down with a massive migraine, and she graciously offered to step in for me. ~ Heather…

August 16, 2019

4 Steps To Growing A More Mature Faith

I ask myself a lot of tough questions. Not all the time, but a lot of the time. Sometimes you have to do that to get to where you want to be or to uncover the nasty hidden truth about yourself. One of the…

August 12, 2019
Coincidence or God sent?

How I Chose Between Faith VS Fear

I was numb. I was indifferent. Neither optimistic nor pessimistic. I refused to waste another tear over our situation because that’s all it would be – an absolute waste. That’s how I was feeling as I sat there in my husband’s hospital room. It…

August 5, 2019
Grace & Truth a weekly Christian link up

Just Give Me Jesus, Grace, & Truth

One of my favorite things about summer is sharing my quiet time with my daughter. It started a couple of years back. I would get up and see my husband off for work, then take my Bible and coffee out to the picnic table…

July 19, 2019
Perception & Blessings with Sheila Rhodes

This Is Why Perception Matters

I love flowers! Now that summer is here; I love seeing all the flowers in the landscaping of my next door neighbor’s yard. After a long and cold spring, the flowers have finally all returned from their long winter’s nap. They even seem to…

July 17, 2019
Grace and truth link up

Grace & Truth For Such A Time As This

Can I be honest and tell you that I haven’t always loved the story of Esther in the Bible? It’s one of the stories that I didn’t always understand from the first time I read it. Let me be frank, I’m a very analytical…

June 14, 2019
Grace and Truth for when parenting is hard

Grace & Truth For When Parenting Is Hard

Let’s be honest for a moment… parenting is hard. Even on the good days. Even under “normal circumstances.” (Whatever that means.) My children are growing up. Our youngest (twins) will turn 12 this year. They start 6th grade in the fall. I’ve started reminiscing…

May 31, 2019

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
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
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
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