when a Bible study habit becomes a rhythm of grace

The alarm assaults my senses as I stir from sleep. Immediately anxious thoughts flood my barely conscious mind. Concerns about the day ahead and responsibilities mingle with regret as guilt creeps in like the unwanted but familiar enemy it is. Before the hot coffee hits the bottom of the mug, I am already feeling defeatedContinue reading “when a Bible study habit becomes a rhythm of grace”

a season of fresh entrusting

Life seasons flow through the calendar like water on the shore. We see some of them coming like gentle waves creeping in and some of them hit us from the backside, knocking the wind right out of us! We slowly built up to the season when my youngest son would graduate high school. It hadContinue reading “a season of fresh entrusting”

tools for relearning gratitude

Remember to say ‘please’, ‘did you say thank you?’ is the mantra of most mothers of young children. teaching thanksgiving begins with a forced habit of gratitude and develops, by God’s grace into a lifestyle of thanksgiving. Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in HimContinue reading “tools for relearning gratitude”

tending through the reordering

Welcome to Tending through the Seasons series, where writers from various seasons of life share how they are tending their soul by the Word of God through their current season. Meet Sue Fulmore. She is a freelance writer and speaker, seeking to use words to awaken mind and soul to the realities of the present. Like aContinue reading “tending through the reordering”

tending in the season of in-between

Welcome to Tending through the Seasons series, where writers from various seasons of life share how they are tending their soul by the Word of God through their current season. Meet Jana Fraley. She is a ranch wife and mom, Christian writer and blogger. She writes from a passion to encourage women in pursuing an active andContinue reading “tending in the season of in-between”

unpredictable power of routine in tending seasons

Welcome to Tending through the Seasons series, where writers from various seasons of life share how they are tending their soul by the Word of God through their current season. Meet Katie Kibbe. She is a coach, writer, and speaker. She loves helping women envision life where her calendar is calm and her inner criticContinue reading “unpredictable power of routine in tending seasons”

reorienting towards the light

Noticing the unusual display of light and shadow on the wall cast by the sunlight, I turned to look for its source. The leaves of the palm I had moved to that corner seemed to glow as the sunlight spilled over it and through its leaves. That’s when I noticed the dry soil and offeredContinue reading “reorienting towards the light”