30 days of thanks

30 Days of Saying Thanks: How to Take Your Thanksgiving Thankfulness to the Next Level

If you’re ready to boost your Thanksgiving thankfulness this year, the 30 Days of Thanks challenge is for you! Right around this time of year, our Facebook feeds get flooded with updates and photos of things our friends are grateful for. And it’s only natural: November is a beautiful reminder to look back on the previous year and recount just how much …

What If God Asks Me to Do Something Scary?

Mission work in the jungle. Losing your job. Sharing the Gospel with the cashier. I’ve felt that fearful tug when God asks me to do something scary. You probably have too. I recently received a prayer request from a sweet 17-year-old who shared with me that she felt God might be calling her to the religious sisterhood. Though scared about …

20 Must-Read Books for Christian Women Today

20 Must-Read Books for Christian Women Today

Readers ask me all the time what books I’d recommend for women who want to grow deeper with Jesus. But as an English major and lifetime reader, I have the hardest time picking just one or two. So below I’ve compiled my top 20 must-read books for Christian women today. If 20 seems unmanageable, imagine reading just one book a year. …

5 Tips for Going on a Sugar Fast

  (Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here.)   We’ve all heard of fasting, right? But have you ever considered a sugar fast? A sugar fast is a great way to discover what controls your heart and also to break the tie that it might have over you. If you’re ready to accept …

3 Steps to Help Kids Break Free from Food Fixation

3 Steps to Help Kids Break Free from Food Fixation

​“I ate too much sugar.” The confession, spoken in her sweet little three-year-old voice, was almost too much for this mama. My daughter and I were saying her bedtime prayers, and when it came time to yield something to God, we talked about our stomachs. I volunteered that the Super Bowl had offered all kinds of foods and temptations, and …