I woke up in the middle of the night recently. That never happens to me. Here’s why. I felt anxious and my mind was racing with all that’s happening in our world. In my dreams, I kept seeing the faces of people protesting, pleading for change. When I woke up, I flipped open my Bible … Continue reading True change begins with your heart
By: Hannah Deaton The first dessert I ever made from scratch was peanut butter pie from my mom’s brown rooster cookbook. This is one of those family cookbooks with the cover falling off and the pages stained from sticky, ingredient covered fingers (a cookbook you can trust). To make this pie you must first prepare … Continue reading On Peanut Butter Pie & Hope
I always find it hard to stay close to the Lord during seasons where I’m out of routine. If there was ever a routine-less time, it’s COVID-19 and summertime. As believers, we must guard our hearts, time, and attention by PLANNING ahead. How do we connect with God well during these seasons? 1. Read God’s … Continue reading Staying connected with God in a routine-less world
I’ve struggled with fear and anxiety since I was young. In fact, the word “peace” is what drew me to the Lord and taught me to trust Him most intimately. The events of 2020 have been anything *but* peaceful, and I’ve caught myself in the cycle of anxious thoughts more times than I would like … Continue reading How to be a Peace Planner
In preparation for this post, I asked several friends what they think it means to be authentic. Here’s what I kept seeing over and over: Authenticity means being “open,” “honest,” “genuine,” “real with your emotions,” “having actions that match words.” But I learned a new definition of AUTHENTICITY recently that takes these ideas to a … Continue reading What does it mean to be authentic?
Why do we pray? No, really? Here's what I've discovered. Many of us pray because we need something. Some of us pray because we're angry or desperate. Others pray it because we think it will make us feel better or because we feel "guilty" and know we need to. While these reasons aren't "wrong," I … Continue reading 7 Ways to Deepen your Prayer Life
Written to my future husband on February 15, 2012. “Dear Future Husband, Valentine’s Day has now passed. I can’t wait until the first one I spend with you. I miss you more and more each day as I wait for the moment the Lord brings you into my life. It will be so nice to … Continue reading In the Waiting: Three Journal Entries to My Future Husband