Books · The Word of God

Bible Review: NIV Artisan Collection Bible for Girls

Journaling Bibles have grown in popularity. In recent years, some have chosen to add artwork to their Bibles as part of their meditation on the word. The NIV Artisan Collection seeks to enhance this with its own stylishly designed exterior and wide-margin interior. If you've been seeking a journaling Bible for a daughter, granddaughter, or Bible class student, here are some pros and cons to consider...

Scripture Writing Plans

Fear Not: April 2020 Scripture Writing Plan

The present crisis grips us with uncertainty. Some fear a loss of freedom. Others fear poverty and/or illness. All of us are waiting to see the outcome. The unknown stimulates fear. Because fear has such a foothold in our world, it is imperative---whether we live in peacetime or pandemic---to grow in our knowledge of God.… Continue reading Fear Not: April 2020 Scripture Writing Plan

Christian Living · encouragement · Fear · Trust

Riding out the Storm

Hail violently pelted my car. Knuckles white and body tensed, I gripped the steering wheel, gently apply pressure to the gas. I expected a window to bust out at any moment. I couldn’t find any place to safely shelter. Cars sat stubbornly beneath the overpasses, leaving anyone stuck behind them with nowhere to go. My… Continue reading Riding out the Storm

Fear · Prayer · Trust

Pandemic and Panic vs. Perspective and Prayer

According to the CDC, roughly 56,000 people die from the flu each year.

According to the NHTSA, 36,560 people died in car accidents in 2019.

At the present time, there have been 12 deaths from Coronavirus in the U.S. 

Yes, you read that correctly: that’s a two-digit twelve without any additional zeros. 

It’s possible that the virus could become a pandemic. It’s possible that more will die. It’s possible that the fears are legitimate, but that could have been the case with Ebola, SARS, MERS, etcetera.

I could panic…

…Or I could face the fact that death could come at me in other ways—car accident, tornado, cancer, flu, etc. 

Some things are just beyond my control. It's time to accept our limitations.

Scripture Writing Plans

Kid’s Tracing & Copying Sheets for March Scripture Writing Plan

One of my lovely readers contacted me recently and offered to share some great resources for our littles to help them participate with us in scripture writing! It's not always easy for kids to "copy" directly from the Bible, particularly with so much text to look at! This talented mama made tracing sheets for all… Continue reading Kid’s Tracing & Copying Sheets for March Scripture Writing Plan

Scripture Writing Plans

“Listen to Him” Scripture Writing Plan March 2020

In the history of the world, there has never been a teacher quite like Jesus. Even though He wasn’t handsome or charismatic, He spoke “as one having authority,” and His authority was supported by miracles and even the voice of God the Father. People throughout the centuries have attempted to deny His existence only to… Continue reading “Listen to Him” Scripture Writing Plan March 2020

Christian Living

Shining Your Light During An Election Year

During election years, I often wish I could drown out the endless political noise. The mudslinging, the anger, the debates barely worth watching—it’s all a bit maddening. Then, of course, one has to make a decision as to which candidate is best (although, more often than not, it feels like voting for "the lesser of… Continue reading Shining Your Light During An Election Year

Scripture Writing Plans · Study

How to Use Scripture Writing Plans

Since I've started publishing scripture writing plans, I've had a few questions about how these plans work. There really isn't a set method for scripture writing, but I would love to share both what I have done and what others have done to get more engagement with God's word. Scripture writing (a.k.a. copying scriptures) is… Continue reading How to Use Scripture Writing Plans

God's Love · Scripture Writing Plans

Steadfast Love: Scripture Writing Plan for February

Love. It is likely the most overused and misapplied word in the world. Most of the time, love is referred to in the context of romantic love, followed by filial love, and enjoyment of something. Romantic love, in particular, is glorified in our stories and music. It is worshipped. Idolized. Like all idols, however, romantic… Continue reading Steadfast Love: Scripture Writing Plan for February

encouragement · Faithfulness · Knowing God

The Danger of Apathy

"Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.... they are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful." Mark 4.7, 18-19,… Continue reading The Danger of Apathy