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Studying the Bible I started reading the Bible when I was a teenager. I knew it was important, and I wanted to obey God. But it didn’t take long to feel discouraged and confused. I wasn’t sure where to begin. If I tried reading a passage, most of what I read didn’t make sense. If […]

By Lindsay Cournia

Start Somewhere: Perfectionism in Bible Study

Studying the Bible

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that I share a lot about social media. I’ve wrestled with the use of technology and the ability it has to strip us of our passions and trip us with comparison. But I’ve also seen the potential it has to be used […]

By Gretchen Saffles

Social Media

Why I Won’t Quit Social Media

This is an excerpt from our Flourish Study: 8 weeks on the Fruit of the Spirit. Find it here. Deep beneath the surface of the earth is a world that rarely meets the eyes. In the darkness of fertile soil, the hands of God are molding, shaping, and cultivating the vegetation we see around us. […]

A Necessary Death to Life

Fruit of the Spirit

By Gretchen Saffles

This post about joy is an excerpt from our 12-week bible study on spiritual disciplines: Planted. Find it in the Well-Watered Co. today. The Mystery of Joy In a world seeking happiness and pleasure, the mystery of the joy of the Lord often gets lost. As believers, we have tapped into the abundant riches of […]

By Gretchen Saffles

The Spiritual Discipline of Joy


A Social Break This past fall, when the engine of homeschooling and managing life amid lockdowns and working from home seemed to hit full steam, I logged off of social media. I deleted the apps from my phone and I told myself I would be fully present. I’d look into my kids’ eyes when they […]

By Guest Author

Social Media

Shining Light on Social Media

I tiptoe out of a dark room into a dark kitchen. I prepare a simple breakfast and a pot of coffee before cozying up on a screened-in porch to wait for the day to break into the night. Then I flip on a light overhead to see and meditate and study the holy words that […]

Trading Your Phone Light for Christ’s Light

Social Media

By Guest Author

It’s no secret: our team loves to read.  Our first priority to know God through the pages of Scripture we read each day, and our primary mission is to equip you to be rooted deeply in God’s Word as well. This is the reading that nourishes and fortifies us for each step of life’s journey. […]

By Well-Watered Women

Read a Mentor 2020 + Books Giveaway!

Read A Mentor

Deep breath in, deep breath out. 2021 is almost here.  There’s always something exciting and refreshing about a new year. But with the year we’ve had in 2020, we all long to start new. Since last spring, I’ve seen people joking online, “Can 2020 just be over now?” This strange year has seemed endlessly daunting. […]

By Gretchen Saffles


New Year, Same God | 2021

Savoring the I AM at Christmas Christmas is only a few days away, with its celebration of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who was born in a manger. We rejoice as we remember who he is and all that he has done for us. The first chapter of John tells us of a Savior who came […]

Savor the I AM This Christmas


By Jessica Mathisen

Savoring Christ this Christmas I had never baked a Christmas cookie beside a gingerbread man before I met the woman who would one day become my mother-in-law. My family had its own traditions—expansive homemade gingerbread houses and chocolate truffles—so Christmas cookies seemed a bit superfluous. I had experienced nearly eighteen years of my life before […]

By Well-Watered Women

Sweet Recipes for Advent



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