Christian reflections

Courage, Dear Heart * 10 Minute Devotional

I’ve never chosen a “word of the year” before. My blogger friends all seemed to have one: faith, unity, joy, presence. One word for the whole year ahead. Yet it felt odd to me, somehow, to choose a word for the next 365 days. How could I put them into a one-word box so early…… Continue reading Courage, Dear Heart * 10 Minute Devotional

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A Laser Yes (Soul Space Thursday)

When I was eleven months pregnant with our second child (okay, okay, it was only eight-and-a-half, but it felt like eleven), I picked up our three-year-old at preschool only to have his teacher stop me at the door. “You know,” she said, reaching behind her for a clipboard, “Lincoln hasn’t taken the bird home this…… Continue reading A Laser Yes (Soul Space Thursday)

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Unplugging for Life (Soul Space Thursdays)

It’s that week of the summer where I take off my shoes, walk through the grass, eat too many Popsicles, and unplug a bit. For today’s Soul Space Thursday, I invite you to do the same. Unplugging for Life (First published in July of 2016, here at CourtneyBEllis.com) When I think all the technological innovations that…… Continue reading Unplugging for Life (Soul Space Thursdays)

Advent Devotional

Advent for the Outsider * Advent Devotional

You guys, I’ve never met Aubry Smith but we are friends. How can you NOT be friends with someone who has traveled halfway around the world to serve and educate pregnant and postpartum women AND written an awesome book about God’s role in childbirth? So pleased to be able to share her brilliant and beautiful…… Continue reading Advent for the Outsider * Advent Devotional