3 Must-Haves in a Planner for Goal Setting (and Achieving!)

Are you in a season of goal setting? If so, do yourself a favor and invest in a fantastic planner. These are my 3 must-haves in a planner that help me keep my goals. 1 of 3 Must-Haves in a Planner is Goal Setting for the Year Every year we dream of how the year could be better. The iBloom …

The True Story Behind My First 40 Day Sugar Fast

“Do you love Me more than sugar?” The thought startled me out of my reverie. What kind of a question is that?! Of course I love Jesus. I had grown up in church, surrendered my life to Him at the age of five, and faithfully served Him ever since. I had loved Jesus as far back as I could remember. …

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Favorite Books Read in 2017–Have you read these?

What’s your favorite books read in 2017?  If you’re an avid reader, you’ve probably read a few gems and a lot of duds. Let’s face it: there are A LOT of books in the wide world, and not nearly enough time to read them all. And don’t you hate it when someone asks for a book recommendation and you know you’ve …

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How to Reclaim the Joy of Christmas

“Are you excited for Christmas?” I ducked my head, suddenly interested in the specks at the bottom of my mug of passion fruit tea. As the silence drew long, I finally met her gaze. No use hiding, I thought to myself. “Not really,” I admitted. Her eyebrows shot up, but her eyes softened. “Why is that?” she asked. I took …

What to Say When Your Kids Do Wrong

I’m thrilled to invite my good friend Wendy Speake over into my virtual living room today here at One Thing Alone Ministries. More than once, I’ve texted Wendy to ask for prayer and wisdom. “My daughter is doing X. How do I respond in love?” And without fail, Wendy always offered words of wisdom that pointed to the Living Word. …