• The Benefits of Writing out the Bible and a Scripture Writing Plan
    FAITH,  SCRIPTURE WRITING

    The Benefits of Writing Out the Scriptures

    I recently shared that I have been taking each day to participate in a Scripture writing plan. It’s not the first time I have done so but this is the first time I have continued with such dedication and over the last few months I have seen some great benefits of writing out the Bible and because I think it could be a benefit to every believer to do so I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of the benefits of writing out the Scriptures.   TWO WAYS I WRITE OUT THE SCRIPTURES But first I wanted to share two different ways I tend to write out…

  • Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge - Parenting: Bible verses and passages on parenting
    FAITH,  LIVING,  PARENTING,  SCRIPTURE WRITING

    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Parenting

    I mentioned in my last post that I have really been enjoying Scripture writing over the last number of months (and on and off over the last number of years). I have been printing off a monthly Scripture writing challenge for the last few months which has been good but that particular site basis their verses off of the Bible study they are currently going through and because I don’t pay for the Bible study the monthly Scripture writing can feel a little all over the place. So, I decided to do what I always decide to do in this kind of situation: make my own. If I were really…

  • FOSTER CARE,  LIFE,  LIVING

    A Little About a Lot

    The summer is drawing to an end and I totally didn’t mean to ignore this blog for the majority of the summer but that’s kind of how it ended up I guess. Even though it’s been quiet on the blog, a lot has been going on in our house and so today’s post is going to be a random update on a lot of things and a few short lists of things I’ve been loving lately.   Ephraim’s self portrait   I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING . . . After over four years as a family of four this spring we started to talk about the topic of adoption again,…

  • goals for 33
    GOALS,  INTENTION,  LIVING

    My Goals for 33

    Since my birthday was nearly two months ago I figured this would be a good time to share my goals for the year. I like to set goals each year at the beginning of the year and around my birthday, though I always go for a longer list of goals on my birthday and generally include some simple ones and some that I probably won’t reach. I like to dream big and imagine possibilities and I like my goals to reflect that. Though, apparently if I take two months to actually share my goals some are completed or in the process of and some I’ve already decided to change or…

  • A Life Poured Out
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  LIVING

    A Life Poured Out

    You know those times where it just feels like certain themes keep popping up all over the place? That’s been happening to me for the last few months. This time the theme is the idea of living a life poured out. Though, I didn’t realize the theme until last week when we were finishing studying 2 Timothy in church and verse six in chapter four jumped out at me, Paul says: “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering” . . .     Let me back up about four months, to when I was reading A Body in the Library by Agatha Christie – I promise this…

  • The Power of Friendship
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  INTENTION,  LIVING

    Lessons in Friendship from Mark 2

    I love it when I come across a passage in the Bible that I have heard or read numerous times but suddenly something jumps out at me that I hadn’t noticed before. That’s exactly what happened the other week when I was reading through Mark. I am going through the book very, very slowly, after about a month of starting the book I am only on chapter 3, but it was last week while going through chapter 2 that something jumped out at me. The story at the beginning of Mark 2 is of Jesus healing the paralytic man. In this case Jesus doesn’t just happen to pass the guy and…