30 Things to Do Before I Turn 30 #bucketlist

30 Things Before I Turn 30 (My Bucket List)

My birthday is coming up, and as birthdays go, they’re a good opportunity to reflect not just on how many more wrinkles or cellulite I have but also on how well I’m living life–how fully I’m enjoying this short visit on earth. And as I reflect on my life so far, I’m blown away by the many opportunities and experiences …

5 Ways to Pray for Our President

5 Ways to Pray for our President

Some may wonder, Is it really necessary to pray for our president? In the Bible, Paul says to Timothy: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and …

valentine's day challenge | love people

A Valentine’s Day Challenge {FREE Printable}

The Dreaded Pink Day Quick: what comes to mind when you hear “Valentine’s Day”? Roses? Pink balloons? Awkward valentine exchanges in 5th grade? Candy hearts? Warm fuzzy memories of romantic dinners? High expectations of how your husband will (should?) surprise you? Aching grief because you have no husband to surprise you? I have yet to meet someone who absolutely LOVES …

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Why I Sketchnote My Bible Study, Even Though I’m NOT an Artist

The Unraveling of Bible-Reading Resolutions About this time of year, people’s resolve to stick to their New Year’s resolutions quickly unravels. The passion fizzles out. You miss a day or two (which so often can turn into six or seven before you even blink!) and now you feel hopelessly behind. You know you should read your Bible, but you can’t …