Tuesday, February 20, 2018


All love begins with God.

God loved us before we were even woven together in our mother's womb. He loves us with a sweet yet fierce love. A love that cannot be diminished by our wrong doings. A love that cannot grow stronger by our good deeds. A love that is never changing and never wavering.

When we begin to see and understand the love that God has for us, His treasured children, we are then able to show love to others. In her new study Rooted - Going Deep Into God's Transforming Love, Lara Williams says, "Love down and love out." God's love comes down to us, then we can love out to others.

The world wants love. You want love, I want love. How can we not want everyone to find the deep transforming love of God?

In Rooted - Going Deep Into God's Transforming Love, Lara openly shares her own story as she digs into the book of Ephesians and finds God's love. She finds that all love is rooted in Him so that it can grow out to others.

Each week Lara digs into how God's love is: immeasurable, irrational, mysterious, unifying, purifying, and empowering. Each day you will dig into God's Word, read from Lara's heart, and turn it back to you with thought provoking questions.

Rooted - Going Deep Into God's Transforming Love is a wonderful study to do on your own, to grab a girlfriend or two and go through together, or to do with a larger group. However you do the study, you will walk away feeling rooted in God's love and ready to take His love out.

For some beautiful freebies from Lara, in honor of launch week, click HERE.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Have you ever wanted to share Jesus with the clerk at the grocery store or neighbor down the road but you just weren't sure what to do or say? You feel lost or inadequate. We are called to "go and make disciples" but how can we when we don't know where to start?

It's all in how we live our life. In being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Nick Vujicic released a new book, Be the Hands and Feet: Living Out God's Love For All His Children. In his book Nick shares personal stories that amaze you, but also challenge and inspire you. Nick, labeled "severely disabled," hasn't always had an easy life. He lives this life literally without hands and feet. Yet, he is the true example of being the hands and feet. His life is dedicated to sharing Jesus.

He knows that God can use us, no matter what our disabilities or disadvantages are. And he knows that we are all called to reach the world. In Be the Hands and Feet, Nick teaches us how to grow strong in our faith and share it with others.

Pick up your copy of Be the Hands and Feet today! Click HERE.

Monday, February 12, 2018


Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2325. Visiting with my grandparents.

2326. Lunch alone with my husband.

2327. Sunday lunch with family.

2328. Phone calls with my daughter.

2329. Remembering to make each moment in this life count.

Share something you are praising God. I would love to rejoice with you.

Monday, February 5, 2018


Devote yourselves to prayer;
stay alert in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians 4:2

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2320. The sweet friends who have held my family in prayer this past week, called and texted to check on us, made dinners, sent cards, and brought gifts. We have felt the love through this difficult time.

2321. My beautiful baby girl, my first born, who celebrated her 20th birthday last week.

2322. Taking a road trip to visit her at college to celebrate her birthday.

2323. The warmth of our home in the bitter cold.

2324. Hearing my husband preach in church. Something I don't get to do because I am the children's pastor and always with my church kids. I love hearing him preach, I love seeing his passion for God.

Share something you are praising God. I would love to rejoice with you.


I am so excited to share Dayspring's new Mr. & Mrs. Tumbler gift set with you!

I love hot drinks. I drink hot tea almost daily, even in the summer, and there is nothing better on a cold day than hot cocoa. And there is nothing better than drinking from a cute mug! I am loving these Mr. & Mrs. Tumblers!

Now, my husband on the other hand, doesn't like hot drinks. He likes his Dr. Pepper, ice tea, and water. I, too, like my Pepsi, sweet tea, and water. The Mr. & Mrs. Tumblers are good for not only hot drinks, but also cold drinks.

The tumblers:
-Hold approximately 20 ozs.
-Beverage remains hot/cold approximately 6-8 hours
-Material: stainless steel, BPA free plastic lid

I love using my tumbler for my hot tea but I also love using as a prayer prompt. Each time I go to sip my tea and see the words, I say a brief prayer over my husband. Cute mug and prayer reminder? What's better!?

The Mr. & Mrs. Tumblers are perfect for a Valentine's gift for your spouse, a wedding or anniversary gift, or a just because gift. If you are looking for that special gift or just want to pick up a special treat, check out the Mr. & Mrs. Tumblers! Just click HERE or click the image below.

To enter to win a set of Mr. & Mrs. Tumblers, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018


There are so many different views on marriage. If you gather friends, family, and neighbors in a room and ask everyone their view of marriage, you are going to get a wide variety of answers. One might say husband and wife are completely equal in all ways while another says they are not. One might say the wife should stay home to care for the family and another says both should work. One might say you should always go to bed at the same time while another says it doesn't matter. Everyone will have a different outlook on marriage.


What does God say?

What does our Father, the Creator of marriage, have to say? How does He want us to live out our married life? What are His views on marriage?

In their new book The Eden Concept Dana and Kimberly Williams lead us back to the very source of marriage to find out how to actually be married. "A Christian husband and wife are given the perfect example to follow in Christ and His church. Understanding that our marriage represents this 'mystery' to the world changes our perspective. No longer focused on self-gratification, we purpose to practice our biblical roles and present a powerful portrait to those around us.  This is a God-honoring marriage as laid out in the Scriptures and is His perfect design."

Dana and Kimberly, pastors and authors married for over twenty years, want to lead us into a marriage that honors God by living out His design. Whether you are newlywed or have been married for decades, The Eden Concept is for you! This book is even a great read for singles as they prepare for the possibility of marriage one day. The Eden Concept is out today so pick up your copy now!