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Elf on the Shelf Jesus Style Free Ebook and Resources

Elf on the Shelf Jesus Style: Biblical Virtues is back!     Back in 2013, I created Elf on the Shelf Jesus Style (<--that's the original post!) as a fun way to combine the magic of Christmas and the truth of Jesus for my then 2 year old.  Little did I know that it would go viral, be featured on NBC news and be featured in newspapers! Five years later, this little gem has been turned … [Read more...] about Elf on the Shelf Jesus Style Free Ebook and Resources

Say Goodbye to Insecurities

I’m going to be honest here.  Sometimes my insecurities grip me to the point where nothing life giving can get in. Insecurities cause us to drown and as you very well know, drowning is not exactly a life giving situation.  It causes death.  I’m not trying to be morbid, but rather prove a point.  Even though our insecurities don’t necessarily cause our heart to stop beating, it can certainly … [Read more...] about Say Goodbye to Insecurities

When You Feel your Burden is too big for Jesus

A dear friend of mine and youth pastor at our church recently gave a sermon that just hit me. Like WHAM! It was this one statement that really just was like a suckerpunch to the soul: Do you think you have a burden too bad to bring to Jesus? I have faced many burdens in my life, much like many of you.  Some were big, bad and ugly.  Some of those burdens shaped who I am today, but only … [Read more...] about When You Feel your Burden is too big for Jesus

7 Ways to Find Spiritual Refreshment

I don't know about you, but with the zillions of hats I wear, I often find my soul feeling weary.  I'm tired.  My soul is tired, and in great need of spiritual refreshment.  When our hearts become troubled or life feels overwhelming, we need to turn to the One who can give peace that passes understanding.   And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Find Spiritual Refreshment

The power of I CAN

So, lest we start mourning what will be lost, we must celebrate all that's being gained through this process.  "I can" instead of "I can't" is a powerful little twist for a girl feeling deprived. -Lysa from Made to Crave This "process" refers to the way we think about ourselves in a given situation.  Sometimes we may feel deprived because we are on a weight loss journey and can't have that … [Read more...] about The power of I CAN