Christian Living, Parenting

Is God Calling You to Be Still?

Two sets of small feet thunder overhead, impossibly loud for their size. Giggles, interspersed with shrieks of feigned terror. A child's roar. And a crash. "Uh-oh..." "WAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!" "I'm sorry! I'm sorry! Shhh!" A groan, mine this time. The sound of my own not so small feet thudding up the stairs, echoing maternal displeasure. Shushes. Kisses.… Continue reading Is God Calling You to Be Still?

Christian Living

What to Do When You Are Whole

Thin, cold fingers clutched the woven fabric pulled carefully over her head, shielding a gaunt face from recognizing eyes. If she was seen, known to be unclean, there would be shrieks of horror, cries of disgust, maybe even rocks thrown. Twelve years of isolation weighed achingly in her chest, a solid boulder of fear tugging… Continue reading What to Do When You Are Whole

Cover Page for "Godliness with Contentment, Part 2" with Pastor and Sister Brian Jones and their family
Christian Living, Contentment, Guest Post, Parenting

Godliness with Contentment -Part 2 – Train Up a Child

Earlier this week, I shared with you the first part of an incredible interview I was honored to do with Sis. Doretha Jones. The response to that post was beyond belief. Her thoughts on developing contentment, living thankfully, and spiritual ambition hit home for all of us! It is a must read! I'm so excited… Continue reading Godliness with Contentment -Part 2 – Train Up a Child

Sis. Doretha Jones, her children Bricen and JoAnna, and her husband Pastor Jones
Christian Living, Contentment, Grace, Guest Post, Identity

Godliness with Contentment, Part 1

I had the honor of sitting down with one of the most incredible worship leaders in the country: Sis. Doretha Jones! For more information about Sis. Jones, her family, and their ministry at Bryan United Pentecostal Church, see our About Us page. A fashionably floppy black hat shielded her very fair skin from the hot… Continue reading Godliness with Contentment, Part 1

Christian Living, Fear, Grace, Identity

Identity

We were at Legacy Family Camp last week, and I gleaned so many incredible nuggets to share, including an amazing sit down with Sis. Dorethea Jones! Listening to her is always just a spiritual goldmine, and she really shared her heart with me. I'm working on putting all those incredible notes into post format for… Continue reading Identity

Little boy hiding behind a chair sneaking Lucky Charms straight from the box
Deklan, Marriage, Parenting

Just Ask: Getting Out from Behind the Chair

The subtle sound of industrious chewing pricked my mother-of-a-toddler ears as I laid the littler little down for a nap. Investigating, I stepped quietly into the hallway, trying to locate the source. "Dex? What are you doing?" Pause. "I'm just hidin' and eatin' cereal so you can't find-a me." Crinkle. Chomp. More chewing. Nervous shift.… Continue reading Just Ask: Getting Out from Behind the Chair

Brother Nathan Cox and Sister Allison Cox
Christian Living, Guest Post, Marriage, Parenting

How to Revitalize Your Marriage by Injecting Laughter and Ending the Practice of Bitterness

This post is part of a biweekly feature where we host women of wisdom and passionate faith to speak words of encouragement to our hearts. Grace Spoken Here is dedicated to being a community and collection of many voices speaking grace. Click here to see all guest posts! Sis. Allison Cox, wife of Evangelist Nathan… Continue reading How to Revitalize Your Marriage by Injecting Laughter and Ending the Practice of Bitterness