Dearest friends, As I have journeyed with you, God has brought me to so many places. Mountaintops, valleys, wildernesses, waterfalls. And today He has me basking in the rain of His joy. I’d love to share with you a bit of my heart this morning and would love for you to grab your Bible, a […]

By Gretchen Saffles

Remembering the Joy

Everyday when I wake up, I’m temped to get into the box. You know. It’s the box of people pleasing, trying to be everything when you know you can’t, and trying to be what you think others want. It’s a tiny little box that makes me feel trapped when I get in it. This box […]

By Gretchen Saffles

Escaping the Box

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” ~Psalm 37:4 In high school, I took comfort in this verse in the wrong ways.  When I discovered it, I took it as a chance to “get what I want” from God. I believed that since I was in church, […]

A Heart That Delights

By Gretchen Saffles

Every morning we have a choice. Fear God or fear the world. And every day at some point I seem to choose to fear the world. I allow worry to overtake my confidence and selfishness to take the place of God on the throne of my heart. Yet we serve a faithful, loving, ever-present and forgiving Father […]

By Gretchen Saffles

free from fear

Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, wrote a short, powerful book called “If.” I recently read it along with my quiet time and ended the book with one more question in mind: What If? Throughout her book Amy Carmichael lists “If” statements that lead us back to the depth and richness of calvary love. I keep […]

By Gretchen Saffles

What If?

Reading: Ruth 1:3-5 Good Morning Ladies! Below is a post written from my sweet Momma two years ago. She was in the hospital due to numerous health complications, and in many ways I felt my world was crumbling. I received the news that she was in ICU on my way home from my honeymoon and spent the […]

Ruth Day 2: Hopeless to Hopeful

By Kathy Jones

The other week I was overwhelmed. Yep. I was at my wits end and had to keep going because of the pile of work that was laid before me. Exhausted and weary, I went to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee to fight the sleepiness that was overtaking me. As I poured the […]

By Gretchen Saffles

Don’t Miss The Joy

Confession. I am a recovering addict. Chances are, you are one too. I have been enslaved to “likes” and trapped by numbers for a lot of my life. The number battle seems to wage a war in my heart each day. Even before things like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, I measured myself by how many people […]

By Gretchen Saffles


Today is our 10th day of studying the book of 1 John! Today has been chain-breaking for me, and I pray it is for you as well. If you are just now joining, grab a guide here and catch up on the posts: 1 John Reading Guide. Reading: 1 John 3:19-24 I have a confession. […]

Condemnation VS. Confidence {Day 10}

By Gretchen Saffles

As we continue to study the book of 1 John, let’s take a moment this weekend to review the marvelous truths God has revealed to us in His Word. Being humans, we easily forget lessons and golden nuggets God gives us in Scripture. We need to constantly review and remember. Re-read 1 John this weekend […]

By Gretchen Saffles

You Are The Fruit You Bear {Day 8}

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