Monday, April 17, 2017


Today I am over at Woman to Woman sharing 5 ways to be a better wife. Click HERE to join me.

#eucharisteo, #joydare, #thanksgiving, #thankfulness, #1000gifts,

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2185. Celebrating Easter with family and friends.

2186. Knowing that Easter only happens, we are only here, because of what Jesus did for us all those years ago.

2187. The empty tomb.

2188. Sunshine.

2189. A new week, new mercies.

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

Friday, April 14, 2017


If you've been around here much at all, you know how much I love the Bible. My love for the Bible has grown so much over the past 6 or so years. I went from pulling my Bible off the shelf long enough for church services then putting it back in its place until the next Sunday, to now I deeply love my Bible and want it around me all of the time. I love getting up each morning and sitting in the quiet of my home reading God's Words to me.

My husband and I both have developed this deep love and passion for the Word of God. We firmly feel that every person needs and deserves their own Bible. Because of this, we keep extra Bibles in our home and in our church office. If anyone, even a child, needs a Bible, we give them one. As a children's pastor I am continually teaching my kids at church how important the Bible is. Next week we are even starting a 12 week series all about the books of the Bible, I can't wait for this.

When I heard that She Reads Truth was developing their own She Reads Truth Bible, I was beyond excited. I've followed the SRT studies for several years and I am always blessed and encouraged with their devotions as well as their passion for God's Word. Partner my love for the Bible and my love for SRT and this new Bible had me completely geeking out!

Just look at that Bible, isn't it gorgeous! This Bible is, simply put, incredible. Some of my favorite features are:
• Art at the beginning of each book
• Maps
• Timelines
• Color coded subdivisions
• Devotions scattered throughout the Bible
• Reading plans
• The amazing covers

Two things I didn't like about this Bible, which are just my personal preferences, is this Bible is not Red Lettered and pronouns for God, Jesus and Holy Spirit are not capitalized (this one is actually hard to find in a Bible). But the things I loved about the SRT Bible pressed me to get one and I am so glad I did. My 19 year old daughter chose the Gray Linen, my 15 year old daughter chose the Poppy Linen, and I chose a Poppy Linen and the Brown Genuine Leather. Yes, yes, I got 2 for myself. I told you, my husband and I are obsessed with Bibles!

To see more videos about the details of this Bible, click HERE.

I love the SRT Bible so much that I want to share with you. I am giving away a SRT Bible in Poppy Linen and the She Reads Truth Book by SRT leaders Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams. To enter to win the SRT Bible and book, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.

If you need a Mother's Day gift, graduation gift or a just because gift, or if you are looking for a new Bible for yourself, check out the She Reads Truth Bibles!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Does reading your Bible ever feel like a chore? Do you struggle to really enjoy reading the Word? Is making time each day for Bible reading seemingly impossible? We've all been there. Struggling to find time to read, then struggling to enjoy and understand what we are reading.

Shanna Noel, creator of Illustrated Faith, understands. Even as a pastor's wife, Shanna struggled with God's Word. Until, that is, she found 10 ways to fall in love with her Bible.

In Shanna's new book available today, 10 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Bible, she says,
The only way you're going to fall in love with your Bible is to make it a top priority. Not your only priority, but a top-tier, get-it-done priority that automatically appears on your to-do list every day.

Shanna gives us 10 ways to really begin to love the Word of God. Ways like getting rid of the excuses, turning the guilt into a gift, writing love letters to God, applying the lessons, a 30 day journaling challenge, and more. Each chapter ends with your personal top 5 and your personal top 10. This is a space for you to dig deep and think about your own personal goals and ideas.

If you have ever struggled with Bible reading or if you are struggling now, this book is for you! Pick up a copy of 10 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Bible today!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Kids develop habits in their young life that they carry with them into their teenage and adults years. We teach them to begin a habit of brushing their teeth twice a day, of showering regularly, of eating healthy food, of making their bed and so on. The best, most life impacting habit we can teach them is to read the Bible each day.

The Bible is meant to be our daily bread. It is meant to be opened, read and studied every day. Not just Sundays, not just special occasions, not just in difficult times and not just in adulthood. The Word is for every person of every age for every day.

Billy Graham says,
Every day I turn to the Bible to give me strength and wisdom for the day and hope for the future.
Billy Graham has a new children's devotional to help kids gain this love of reading the Word daily. Hope for Each Day - 365 Devotions for Kids goes along side the adult version, Hope for Each Day. This makes it easy for families to read and do devotions together.

Hope for Each Day - 365 Devotions for Kids is easy to read if your child is a reader. This devo is great for kids to do on their own or for families to do together. Each day has the date to help keep them on track, there is a Scripture for the day then a short devotion.

To enter to win a copy of Hope for Each Day - 365 Devotions for Kids, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.

Monday, April 10, 2017


Today I am over at Woman to Woman Ministries talking about how to love our husbands better. Click HERE to join me.

#eucharisteo, #joydare, #thanksgiving, #thankfulness, #1000gifts,

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2180. Sunshine after many, many days of rain.

2181. Windows open and fresh air pouring in.

2182. Hearing my husband preach and seeing his passion for God's Word.

2183. Visiting with my Mamaw.

2184. My nephew who celebrated his 3rd birthday yesterday.

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