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Open Doors

Have you ever had a revelation or a word from God explode in you? Yeah…that happened to me this week and I know that it wasn’t just a word for me but a word for many of you reading this. My husband and I have been doing some projects around our fixer-upper house the last […]


Looks Like Love

February. The month of love. Valentine’s Day. Flowers and candy. Romantic dinners for some….dinners alone for others. Bleh. I used to be one of those people who rolled their eyes at all the flowers, balloons, red paper hearts and mushy love stuff that was everywhere I turned in the month of February. Bleh. Seriously, people….can’t […]


5 Truths for Discouragement

There’s pain in my chest tonight. I first called it stress. Then I called it hurt. Then disappointment. Then discouragement. Then, I realized it’s all of those things–the things a mother feels for her child, only a little deeper. Perhaps a lot deeper. It’s an ache that acts as a buffer, absorbing the weight of […]


Lost and Found

Lost and Found Have you ever lost something valuable? Have you ever misplaced an important letter, your favorite jeans or your car keys? If you have, then you are familiar with that sinking feeling in your stomach….the panic…the grief and possible slight hysteria (I’m a little dramatic sometimes) that accompanies these moments. Several years ago, […]


VIDEO: Living Life Outside the Boat

A Fresh Word Video Devotional on living life outside the boat. Radical obedience. It sounds radical. But it’s the call. Jesus is calling us to not only be brave and step out of our boat but He is calling us to lock eyes (and hearts) with Him and live our life on water with Him […]


Tapped Into the Living Water

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of living water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” Psalm 1:2-3 “But blessed is the man who trusts in […]


VIDEO: The Day Jesus Took Me by the Hand

I’d like to invite you in to an encounter I had with the Lord just recently. It’s the day Jesus took me by the hand. He said to me gently, “Come follow me…” What happened next was incredible! My entire life has shifted around this one encounter. This is a precious moment that the Lord […]


Urgency to Know God’s Character

A recent opportunity to answer questions about faith and God solidified my conviction of the need to know God’s character through the whole of God’s living Word, the Bible. A Christian had lost their faith in God being a good God. This person knew Scripture, and really wanted answers. I was able to testify with […]


3 Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True

We were made to dream. Our Father God, who made us in His image, is a dreamer. A dreamer. A creator. A visionary. It is in our DNA to dream. It is the nature of God in us to dream, to create, to have passion and vision. St. Irenaeus once said, “the glory of God […]


When You Need A Miracle

Once upon a time, there was a woman who needed a miracle… 24 Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around him. 25 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. 26 She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything […]

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