When It’s Hard to Rest: Come to Jesus

When It’s Hard to Rest Come to Jesus by Grace Thomas   I walked upstairs to put my baby to bed. He had been awake for two and a half hours, the perfect “wake window.” I fed him some milk, wiggled him into his green sleep sack, and asked Alexa...

Four Ways to Nurture Spiritual Growth

Four Ways to Nurture Spiritual Growth Using Your Phone to Grow Your Relationship with God by Jennifer Trautmann   After pressing the snooze button for the second time, I finally reached for my phone. I began to scroll to “ease” into my day. When I finally got up to shower,...

The Receiving Room: God’s Invitation to Draw Near

The Receiving Room God’s Invitation to Draw Near by Cristina Slabic   Conversation. It is how you get to know someone. It fuels connection and intimacy. God has invited us into a conversation with him. Do you talk to God? Are you listening for his response? Do you wonder how...

Shifting Sand: Trusting God in a Culture of Deconstructed Faith

Shifting Sand Trusting God in a Culture of Deconstructed Faith by Samantha Branch   Faith is a lot like sand on a beach—moving, shifting, and even briefly disappearing—before it slowly begins to come into view again. As I get older, I am desperate for more tangible proof that what I...

When It’s Not about Faith: Facing Depression As a Believer

When It’s Not about Faith Facing Depression As a Believer by Melinda Olsen   We live in a fast-paced, on-the-go kind of world. Busyness and rules can lock us into routines and behavior patterns in which we don’t have time for rest, quality time with friends and family, time outside...

Don’t Look Back: A Biblical Theology of Aging

Don't Look Back A Biblical Theology of Aging by Dawn Davidson   We left Eastern Europe on a Friday, just before Russia invaded Ukraine. It’s odd not to be there living my usual life—walking our dog, meeting up with my friends at Paragraph Coffee, and planning women’s events. Once again,...

Three Truths to Bring Hope in Transition: Biblical Wisdom for Life Changes

Three Truths to Bring Hope in Transition Biblical Wisdom for Life Changes by Bethany Broderick   I strode into the kitchen wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt and scarf. My husband glanced up and laughed. “You know it’s going to reach eighty degrees today.” “I don’t care,” I said, turning up my...