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When a New Year’s Resolution is Not Enough

Happy New Year! To all those who made New Year’s Resolutions, I hope they are going well. Personally, I decided not to make any resolutions this year because honestly, I needed to do something deeper and more meaningful than to say I was going to lose weight or…

January 16, 2019
Grace and Truth a weekly Christian link-up

Grace & Truth for Becoming Like Jesus

New Year's Resolutions and life goals are great, but the most important goal any of us can have is becoming more like Jesus. Maree shares more in our featured post for this week with both grace and truth. I definitely recommend hopping over and…

January 11, 2019
3 Things my son teaches me about Jesus

3 Things My Son Teaches Me About Jesus

Charlie wasn’t listening again. It has seemed to be a huge pattern. So, while lying in bed about to read him a book I decided to ask him what would make him a better listener. Jesus. He said. Yeah (I said in a breath…

January 9, 2019
Announcing Candidly Christian TV

Confessions, Faith, Struggles, Failures, and Hope… Oh My!

It’s candid and it’s Christian. It’s Candidly Christian TV. In John 16:33 Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” The truth is,…

January 7, 2019
Grace and Truth

Grace & Truth For Your Bible Study This Year

Well… it’s January. Many of us started a new Bible reading plan or Bible study this year. We always start the year off with good intentions, don’t we? I’ll be completely honest though, with my family home for the holidays, I didn’t even get…

January 4, 2019
On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand

On November 30th, Alaska was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake just a few miles away from where my family lives. Everyone has their story – it’s been therapeutic to trade anecdotes with others about where we were, how we felt, and to recount…

January 2, 2019

Why I’m Not Choosing One Word This New Year

Years ago the trend began. Every year people are encouraged to pick one word for the new year. One word to guide them through the coming year. One word that describes the type of year they want to have, or a personality trait they…

December 31, 2018
Grace and Truth

Looking to the Future with Grace and Truth

As the year draws to a close I look back on all the things left undone. Blog posts left unwritten. Cards left unsent. Good intentions abandoned as time ticked by. To be honest, this is where I find myself every year at this time.…

December 28, 2018
Grace and Truth

Grace and Truth with Rebecca Hastings

I’ve never been good at making decisions. I don’t know if it’s built into my DNA to be indecisive, or if I’m just insecure… either way, it leaves paralysed often. When someone asks me where I want to go eat when we are out…

December 21, 2018

The One Reason We Should Just Have Faith

Just believe. Just have faith. Has anyone ever said that to you? I know pastors who have spoken against those phrases saying that they are not helpful. And I get it, I want the answers too. When God speaks, I want to know the…

December 17, 2018
Grace and Truth Link-Up

Grace and Truth and Christmas Cheer

The Christmas season is coming up fast, yet I have seen several posts around Facebook where my friends have said it doesn’t feel like Christmas. Maybe you can relate? December just seems to go by so quickly. And it’s always jam-packed with so many…

December 14, 2018
Learning to Shine

Learning to Shine (This Is What I Learned From Rudolph)

I’ve always loved Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer because I too have wondered, “Why am I such a misfit?” Just as Donnor did to his young buck, I tried to hide my “non-conformities”. I wanted to join Rudolph and his dentist elf friend in…

December 13, 2018

You’re the One

The words flashed across my screen. A random email trying to sell something. You’re the One. However, it gave my heart pause, and when that happens, my mind starts to pay attention. The words are something we’d want said to us. The marketing, it’s…

December 10, 2018
Grace and Truth

Grace and Truth and White-Knuckle Faith

Years ago, I watched a video replay of a Christian conference where the speaker talked about white noise. There are constantly noises all around us that we learn to tune out because they are white noise. The buzz of the ceiling fan, the hum…

December 7, 2018