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But If Not: Deliverance, Doubts, and Devotion

If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set […]


Assembly Required

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 Whether you […]


Safe to Enjoy the Beauty

I have an unabashed love affair with children’s books. One of my favorite genres, I adore rich illustrations, flowing language, and whimsy. Words evoke emotions, and stir the imagination. I love when authors paint masterful imagery amid simplicity. A story well told is a fresh spring breeze. Several nights ago I awoke to a peculiar […]


Widow Card

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Colossians 3:23 (ESV) Do you ever feel like it’s time to leave your “widow card” tucked away? The “widow card” is that virtual identity card you sometimes “pull out” to let people know you need help. I don’t think there is ever a […]


Rescue Me From Snakes

aNew Season℠ (Rebuilding after Loss): Friendships “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30 (ESV) You know the quality of a friend when she is willing to chop the head off of a snake for you! That’s  Michelle. Although it wasn’t a copperhead, the ugly snake twisted in front of me, drumming […]



“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”       James 4:8 ESV I am quite sure we all have our “list”. A list of events, both good and bad, that have certainly shaped our lives. Events that have brought us joy and satisfaction. Events that have brought sadness and pain. It […]


A New Name

by Leah Stirewalt If you’ve ever attended an event I’ve spoken at, you may have heard this little story of mine before. It’s a favorite one for me to tell, because God has taught me so much through it, and it recently popped back up again. So, allow me to share this little nugget with […]


Talking to My Teen about Reading Scripture

Don’t you just love when you have the right people speaking into your life? I’m writing this post more for my own purposes, so that I remember these lessons learned. When the younger boys get to these teen years, maybe revisiting this post will be a help for me! 🙂  So if you’ve come to […]