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Book Review: The Advent of the Lamb of God by Russ Ramsey

I recently finished reading The Advent of the Lamb of God by Russ Ramsey as my devotional. It is one of three books in the Retelling the Story Series. This particular one is intended to be read during the Advent season (the twenty-five days leading up to Christmas). There are twenty-five chapters, which means you read a chapter a day, and since each chapter is only about four pages it works out perfectly as a devotional. I was able to read it each morning in no more than ten minutes. The series seeks to do exactly what it says, retell Read More

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Finishing Well

I recently shared a message on obedience at my church’s women’s conference. The conference was based on the Beth Moore Bible Study A Woman’s Heart, so some of the ideas from the message were taken from that study. While the message had three main points to it, there was one point that seemed to really stand out to the women in attendance. Multiple women came up to me afterwards and said that this one part really hit home for them, which made me think it’s probably something many people are struggling with, so I wanted to share it here in a modified Read More

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Christian Book Gift Guide

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. This year I listed eleven books on my Christmas list (yes, I am thirty-five and still make a Christmas list). For some of you that might seem like a lot, but I actually had to narrow it down quite a bit. Books are a great option when it comes to gift giving. I often use them as a companion gift to go along with something else. A candle and a book, earrings and a book, a blanket and a book, a Read More

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Book Review: Imperfect Courage by Jessica Honegger

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. I first heard about Jessica Honegger through Jen Hatmaker‘s For the Love podcast. Jen and Jessica are friends, and even though they don”t know it yet, I feel like all they are missing is their third amigo…me! I just know we would all be best friends, but that’s another story for another day. Anyway, I had heard about Jessica and her company Noonday Collection, but that was about it. I thought Noonday sounded like a great idea and Jessica sounded like Read More

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Book Review: Unexpected by Christine Caine

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. I have a confession: I have heard Christine Caine speak live three or four times now, and I really liked her the first time. Since then, though,  I’ve not enjoyed her other talks as much. Let me explain. I feel like all of her sermons have gone back to the same thing – freedom in Christ, which is great! However, often times it’s not even the theme of the event we are at, but it’s what she seems to always go Read More

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Five Things to Do Before You Start a Small Group

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. I recently started a small group with two of the college girls at my church. They are girls that consistently volunteer within our youth ministry and are constantly pouring into our youth, so I wanted to make sure I was pouring into them too. However, this isn’t the first time I’ve done this. I mentored a girl from one of my husband’s previous youth groups for six years in a one on one setting. Before that, I had a friend in Read More

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Book Review: Uninvited

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. I recently finished reading Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst. I disciple a small group of college girls, and it was the first book they chose to go through. To be honest, I was quite shocked when they chose this one out of all the options I gave them. It was probably the most intense book, and it definitely required the most vulnerability when it came to discussing it. I figured they would want Read More

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The Importance of Journaling

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. I have kept a journal on and off in some form for as long as I can remember really. When I was younger I called it a diary and it even had a lock on it (which could be picked in two seconds with a bobby pin, but it felt real secure to me). At that time my deepest darkest secrets were kept behind that lock. You know, things like what outfit I wore and how I couldn’t believe my parents Read More

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Marriage: A Reflection Part 4

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. This is a guest post and part 4 of a series on marriage. To read part 1 click here, for part 2 click here, and for part 3 click here. Marriage is such a beautiful institution! Not only is it the joining of two lives in a covenant of love, it’s also a beautiful picture of Christ and his bride (the church). When you are standing on the threshold of an unknown and exciting adventure with someone you cannot picture life Read More

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Marriage: A Reflection Part 3

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. This is a guest post and part 3 of a series on marriage. To read part 1 click here and for part 2 click here. Why I’m Glad I had Strong Christian Role Models whilst Preparing for Marriage Let’s start with a little backstory: My name is Jenny, I am 20 years old and got married in March 2018. Back in November, I was attending a local diocese-run course called Living Faith. We were covering the module: Christian Ethics and our topic Read More