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Christmas Lights

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. — Matthew 5:14 No one loves Christmas more than my dad. My parents had a way of making it magical every year, and a huge part of that experience was the decorating. There was only one kind of Christmas

Growing as God Intended | Devotions from the Garden

Growing as God Intended

Growing as God Intended She inspects a field and buys it. With money she earned, she plants a vineyard. — Proverbs 31:16 NCV In today’s verse, taken from the Proverbs 31 description of a wife of noble character, the poet speaks on God’s behalf and praises the woman’s business savvy and work ethic. She herself has

Calming or Crashing: Devotions from the Beach

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. — Mark 4:39 Once the sound captures you, it lulls you into an almost trancelike state. Minutes, even hours can pass before you know it. To get there, you must

The Perfect Beach Trip

He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap.
As you do not know what is the way of the wind,
Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything. — Ecclesiastes

Rock Gardening: The Impossible Person

Neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. — 1 Corinthians 3:7 Who is the seemingly impossible person in your life whom you must interact with on a regular basis? There’s someone like that in everyone’s life. Perhaps we work with them, serve with

Women Supporting Women: When Burdens Are Too Heavy

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 Some plants — like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, hollyhocks, delphiniums, gladiolus — need extra support in order to thrive. Their flowers or fruits are usually too heavy for the plant to support, and sometimes that fruit could rot if it touches the soil

Six Books Jane Austen Would Read Today

Today would have been Jane Austen’s 240th birthday. More than two hundred years since her novels first reached readers, her stories have remained powerful and popular. Full of timeless wisdom, Austen’s classics have made her one of the most celebrated authors of English literature. But what are some of the books that would inspire Austen

10 Favorite Devotionals of 2015

Devotional books are terrific for so many reasons (let me count the ways!), but if you’re like me, the main reason I love devos is because, even though I’d love to have a leisurely hour by a cozy fire with my dog Maisy, Bible, devotional, journal, a doppio cappuccino, and a pecan roll (Hello, Instagram!), my morning

Butterflies: A Story of Rebirth

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. — 2 Corinthians 5:17 Rebirth can be a difficult concept to understand, but the lovely little butterfly offers a picture of what takes place when Christ comes into a human heart. The caterpillar’s metamorphosis

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