Love Fostering + Grace & Truth {Week 57}

I think you all know how important foster care and adoption are to our family. We started our journey to children back in 2009 through our local foster care system. God had other plans for our family, so we weren't ever able to foster, but our hearts have always been drawn to sharing Christ's love with this broken system. And if you've been around here any length of time, you know that I love Jennifer from A Divine Encounter! Put those two together and I couldn't help but feature her post, 21 … {Read More}

Explain Your Hope from Satisfaction Through Christ

Explain Your Hope

1 & 2 Peter are my favorites. Of the entire Bible, if I could hold onto just one chunk, that'd be the one I would choose. Of the many times I've poured over those two small but mighty books, 1 Peter 3:15 has never stood out to me and dwelt in my thoughts like it did a few weeks ago. In the HCSB - "but honor the Messiah, as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who … {Read More}

When was the last time you evaluated your need to slow down and rest? Our bodies and minds provide sweet guidance - but so often we choose to ignore it! Take a look at these five signs that you may need to slow down and simply breathe.

Five Signs You Need to Slow Down and Simply Rest

I think I had a stomachache every day for a month straight. And no, in case you’re wondering, that is not normal. When you say yes to one too many things and you never feel like anything is accomplished, stomachaches become a daily occurrence. I was constantly feeling one step behind where I should have been. I should have been able to keep up with my school reading. I should have … {Read More}


Search the Scriptures

  Search the Scriptures So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves, and carried about with every wind of doctrine...." Ephesians 4:14 Fall comes late in the South and over the past two months, the leaves have turned red, yellow and orange and have fallen off the trees in abundance. As I watch out the window over my kitchen sink, the wind is blowing erratically. … {Read More}


Be the Hands and Feet of Jesus + Grace & Truth {Week 56}

At the beginning of January we had a major crisis. Our oldest daughter (5) was admitted to the hospital with possible appendicitis. We were frantic. Who would watch our youngest? Who would take out the puppy we'd just gotten the day before? How would we be able to swing this on our own. We've only been in Atlanta for 8 months and while we've worked at forming friendships, it wasn't immediately … {Read More}

My husband and I love the chance to take a date night, but we also love dating at home! We're dishing on our favorite board games so you can try it too! From Shirley @ Satisfaction Through Christ

Playing Together – Board Games for Couples

My husband Paul, and I adore spending time together and we love a good date night. But we're not so crazy about crowds, distractions, and expensive venues and restaurants with odd menus. Suffice it to say, our favorite date nights are the ones we've had at home! We've come up with some really creative at home date nights over the years, but our all-time favorite is staying home and playing … {Read More}