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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 […]

June 7, 2019  - By Lindsay Cournia

Start Somewhere: Overcoming Perfectionist Paralysis in Bible Study

Studying the Bible

An Unexpected Invitation “Hey, are you free if I stop by this afternoon? I’d love to talk something over with you…” I saw the text pop up from a friend in the middle of a morning that was less-than-amazing. I had been up a good part of the night with my baby, so I was […]

May 28, 2019  - By Guest Author

Living for Eternity: Selfless Relationships in a Selfish World

Relationships

From Dark to Life One of our favorite things to do as a family is growing a garden. But the vegetables, flowers, and fruits won’t grow right away. We have to tend the tiny seeds first, planting them in tiny planters in our sunroom. Often, we use old egg cartons. Our family will fill the […]

May 23, 2019  - By Guest Author

Even in the Dark: Finding Hope in Christ

Hope

Submission: Good or Bad? “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their […]

May 21, 2019  - By Guest Author

Submission: a Hidden Treasure

Biblical Womanhood

Hopeful Brokenness I’m reflecting on the recent death of a beloved sister in Christ, in awe of the beautifully hopeful brokenness in this unexpected event. All I saw during the weeks following this loss was a body of believers coming together to carry the burden, to pour truth into one another, and rejoice in the […]

May 16, 2019  - By Guest Author

An Eternal Promise Amidst Loss

Hope

Walls Up, Guard Up The walls around my heart and mind have been up for most of my life. Quick to defend, always on guard, hearing the worst instead of the intent. I’ve lived life on the defense for nearly three decades. Early on in dating my (now) husband, we had a conversation that nearly […]

May 13, 2019  - By Rachael Milner

Let Your Guard Down: Non-Defensive Living

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Mom Marathon Training Have you ever trained for a marathon?  Personally, just the thought of such makes me sit down on the couch and grab a bag of chips!  I am truly impressed and greatly intimidated by people–and yes, I even know a few–who are that committed to such an endeavor. I will gladly sign […]

May 11, 2019  - By Guest Author

Running the Motherhood Marathon: Interceding for Your Children

Motherhood

Resources for Miscarriage, Infant Loss, and Infertility Mother’s Day can be painful for many of us. Some are grieving, others are longing, many are waiting and hoping. Two our our team members, Kristin and Amelia, have shared their stories about infertility and infant loss on the Well-Watered blog. They have also graciously compiled resources that […]

May 9, 2019  - By Amelia Granberg

He Is Near: Resources for Hope and Healing

resources

Our Plans We will become foster parents once we have “our own” kids. That’s what my husband and I thought for a while. But God had other plans. On our first date, we talked about how we would love to adopt one day. However, when we became aware of the plight that is the foster […]

May 7, 2019  - By Jessica Mathisen

Caring for the Vulnerable: Foster Care

Motherhood

This post is expanded from an entry in our Dear Mama devotional. An Unexpected Loss In April of 2015, I delivered a stillborn baby boy—Ford—three weeks before his due date. Our firstborn daughter was 16 months old, and the loss was completely unexpected and of unknown causes. The Lord was so gracious to us on […]

May 2, 2019  - By Guest Author

Loss in Motherhood: the Grief of Losing a Child

Grief

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