Christian reflections · Family life

The Storytelling God * 10 Minute Devotional

Today is day two of Vacation Bible School at our church. Lots of kiddos, lots of energy, lots of fun. The first year I volunteered at VBS was at a church up near Los Angeles. I was a young seminary intern who had driven across the country from New Jersey. The church children’s director assigned…… Continue reading The Storytelling God * 10 Minute Devotional


10 Things I’d Tell My 20-Something Self

If I could have a conversation with myself ten years ago, this is what I’d say. 1. Following fashion trends is overrated You’ll think those flared jeans are dorky in five years anyway. Stick to the classics, have some fun with your wardrobe, and don’t worry as much about keeping up with the fads. Save…… Continue reading 10 Things I’d Tell My 20-Something Self

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A People Prepared * 10 Minute Devotional

Back in my college days I trained for a marathon. The day before the big race, I was nervous as all-get-out. Would I make it to the starting line on time in the crazy early-morning Chicago traffic? Would I embarrass myself by flaming out at mile twenty? Would I even be able to finish? One of…… Continue reading A People Prepared * 10 Minute Devotional

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Let Us Confess It * 10 Minute Devotional

On Monday I came home from a wonderful weekend at a Christian camp. My little boys and my husband and I got to worship in God’s beautiful creation, spend time in prayer, talk about what Jesus is doing in our midst. Instead of preaching, we received. Instead of leading, we rested. Instead of being “on,”…… Continue reading Let Us Confess It * 10 Minute Devotional

Christian reflections · Family life

Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

Today I’m excited to welcome guest blogger Dana Herndon, writer at An Ordinary View, middle school teacher, and mother of three. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) This is one of my favorite verses. A simple, yet complex explanation of faith. Because that is how faith…… Continue reading Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

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Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional

The knock at the door was followed immediately by a yell. “I have a smoothie for you!” My friend Katie was at my seminary apartment uninvited. Again. Katie always seemed to forget that I’m an introvert. (Pretty sure that “introvert” is just Latin for “call before you come over.”) She handed me a blueberry-yogurt-pineapple concoction…… Continue reading Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional