Today’s culture has an obsession with self-knowledge, and if you’re anything like me, you’re not immune to it. I’m a sucker for a personality test or system. I can’t scroll past those articles with luring titles like “Are you a true child of the ’90s?” It’s a little bit of nostalgia and a little bit […]

By Well-Watered Women

Introducing Faithful in the Covenants

Most buildings in America aren’t built to last forever—a fire, hurricane, tornado, or other natural disaster could easily destroy them. So on a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I was struck by the permanence of the buildings. All the essential government buildings, the national monuments, the White House, and even most of the museums are […]

By Well-Watered Women

Introducing Steadfast

I grew up on a small farm in Canada. One time, a vet misdiagnosed one of my parents’ horses as having strangles, a highly contagious bacterial disease. It was only after a large vet bill that my parents took a closer inspection and saw the true issue: a brewing infection from a stick stuck under […]

Captive Thoughts Tame the Tongue

By Lara d'Entremont

Have you ever tried to fake joy? If I’m honest, I have. Sometimes I wake up on Sundays and have to remind myself that I “get to” serve and worship with my church family. Then, on Monday morning, I prod myself with reminders that I “get to” enjoy the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship and […]

By Titania Paige

Recover Your Joy

Several years ago, a friend invited me and my wife to their magnificent home in Hawaii for a delightful vacation. Among our host’s many recommendations of restaurants, ice cream shops, beaches, and hiking trails was a list of the ten best spots to watch the sunset. It intrigued us, and we went to spot number […]

By Randy Newman

Dear Christian, Don’t Dismiss Beauty

My brand-new brown and pink Bible sat on my bed in front of me. I flipped through the various books of the Bible, feeling a touch overwhelmed. As a new believer who hadn’t grown up going to Sunday school every week, I knew I wanted to study the Bible and seek God in his Word. […]

3 Books of the Bible to Study for New Christians

By Brittany Allen

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with the burden of longing for the next season—eyes set on the next shiny milestone—while being told not to miss a single second of the one I’m in.  As a sixteen-year-old girl, I romanticized the idea of going off to college and living out my grown-up […]

By Sarah Beth McCloud

Let Go of the “Don’t Blink” Burden

On a day filled to the brim with endless work and home tasks, I furrow my brow as I rummage through my desk drawer. Where are all my pens? I don’t want to slow down. There’s too much to do! I let out a heavy sigh. Under a neon orange sticky note, I find a […]

By Neidy Hess

Living as God’s Beloved

On a warm summer morning, I set up a table and two chairs in our backyard. While the baby naps, my oldest son and I sit next to zinnias and bees and dip our brushes in water and paint. I watch from across the table as he purses his lips in concentration, exploring the mix […]

Discover the Joy of Imperfect Creativity

By Brittany Allen

Editor’s note: Content taken from Sunday Matters: 52 Devotionals to Prepare Your Heart for Church by Paul David Tripp, © 2023. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.   I wear a fitness ring. It is an amazing piece of modern technology that charts my sleep. It tells me how […]

By Paul Tripp

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