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Have you ever been afraid of the dark? When I was a child, I had to have some form of nightlight in my room to penetrate the darkness. I wanted the door cracked open so I knew I could get to my parents quickly if needed. The dark veiled what I could see in the daylight, and I wanted the comfort of a soft glow to illuminate the room. The darkness cloaks the comforts of what we know. It is the unknown that we fear when we are in the dark. 

April 14, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

The Right Kind of Fear

Faithfulness

Most days I wish I were back on the edge of that canyon, breathing in the salty ocean air with the clouds swirling around us. Instead, I find myself on the brink of piles and piles of laundry, loads of dishes, and long to-do lists. This leads me to an underwhelmed soul that becomes more overwhelmed at what needs to be done rather than what God is doing all around me. It’s easy to miss God’s glory in the midst of the mundane. But the exact same God who made that canyon that I marveled at years ago is the same God who made the fibers that make up the clothing that I wash, fold, iron, hang up and wear. The same God who made the salty ocean water is the same God who made the water in my faucet that I poured into my coffee pot this morning to make a hot cup of caffeine. I believe that we are living on the fringes of His glory, if only we would look up to see Him.

March 27, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

The Fringes of His Glory

Biblical Womanhood, Contentment, Dreaming Big, Gospel in the Mundane, Hope, identity, My Story, Purpose

“God, take me anywhere but here. Amen.”

You’ve probably prayed a prayer similar to this at one point in your life. It might have been during a season of waiting that seemed endless. Or maybe you’ve prayed this during a time of suffering or discontentment. Or perhaps you’ve been in the same place for a long time and you’re ready to move on. “Anywhere but here” prayers are a sign of restlessness in our souls—a restlessness that can only be calmed by trusting in our sovereign God.

March 20, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Anywhere But Here

Anxiety, Biblical Womanhood, Confession and Repentance, Contentment, Dreaming Big, Fear, Hope, identity, insecurity, Purpose, Rest, Surrender, Worship

There are moments in life I wish I could erase but are seared onto my memory like a tattoo. One of those moments was last fall when I walked through a season of depression and intense anxiety. A darkness descended on my soul that felt unbearable at times. It seemed impossible most days to see beyond my broken state. Leading up to this season, the pace of my life had drastically sped up. Looking from the outside in, our life seemed to be flourishing in many ways. I was traveling to speak at various women’s events, we had a rambunctious, loving toddler, and were serving in our local church. And yet, in the midst of all this, I crashed and waves of anxiety flooded into my soul, making me feel like I was drowning.

March 16, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Does My Depression Disappoint God?

Biblical Womanhood, Depression, My Not So Quiet Time, Well-Watered Women

When we trade our worry for worship and begin to pray instead of fret, we can live in the peace that God is our portion and our good. Nothing apart from Him can satisfy, and by dwelling in His presence, we can let down our guard and desire to prove ourselves worthy!

March 14, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Fret Not, Friend

Faithfulness, My Not So Quiet Time, Prayer, Studying the Bible, Well-Watered Women

I’ve often prayed, “Lord, I want to see You,” as if God were hiding Himself from me. I’ve begged, “Lord, I want to hear You,” as if He has gone silent. He reminded me this morning that He has not stopped speaking, or gone into hiding, I have gotten too busy and stopped listening and looking. God, as Creator, is reflected in His creation (Psalm 8:1-4). His thumbprint is on this world. Scripture points us to see Christ clearly all around us…

March 9, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Do You See Him?

Studying the Bible

What do we do when our head knows that God is faithful but our heart feels the overwhelming fear of uncertain circumstances? How do we walk forward in obedience when we don’t hear a ‘Yes’ from God?

March 8, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Hear My Prayer, Lord

Grief, identity, My Not So Quiet Time, Prayer, Studying the Bible, Well-Watered Women

If there is one thing that I want to encourage you with before we dive head first into our 40 days of prayer in the Psalms, it would be this wisdom from the missionary Hudson Taylor:

“You must go forward on your knees.”

March 2, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Breathe: Heart Check – Day Two

Heart Check, Humility, My Not So Quiet Time, Prayer, Studying the Bible, Well-Watered Women

We’re beginning our Breathe Study with a heart check. What keeps us from prayer? What fears or worries do we hold onto that we need to surrender? How can we incorporate prayer into our daily lives?

March 1, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Breathe: Heart Check – Day One

forgiveness, Heart Check, My Not So Quiet Time, Prayer, Studying the Bible, Well-Watered Women

If prayer is such a beautiful habit, why is it so difficult to find time to pray? How do we actually pray continually? Why do we pray in the first place? We’re sharing some thoughts and encouragement on prayer as we prepare to walk through Breathe this week.

February 27, 2017  - By Well-Watered Women

Pray Without Ceasing

Faithfulness, Goal Setting, My Not So Quiet Time, Studying the Bible, Well-Watered Women

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