5 Parenting Goals for the New Year

It’s 2017! The past month for me has been all about goals and dreaming and planning and beginning to taking action.

Writing down the things my heart knows needs change, I’ve made all kinds of lists of things to work on, covering many areas of […]

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What I Learned in August (Bible Study Edition) – Brokenness, Mercy, and More

Lately I’ve spent my personal Bible study time in the book of Joel – a tiny, 3-chapter book of prophecy in the Old Testament.

I have a fascination with books like this one. The minor prophets just always get right to the heart of Israel’s […]

Ready or Not, Summer Break is Here

Today was the last day of school for my kids, and earlier my mom asked me how I’m feeling about that.

Well….I definitely have feelings about it!

There’s a lot I’m really excited about – more time with my kids, a slower pace, no more school drop-offs […]

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Mothering with a Plan

Lately I’ve been thinking about my early days of motherhood. It was nearly ten years ago that my sweet Jonah’s birth made me a mother, and he and I spent three years together before his sister Parker Jane arrived on the scene. It was another […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Categories: Chasing Grace, Parenting|Tags: , |2 Comments

New Year, New Mercies

2015. Here we are! The beginning of a new year makes me giddy. I’m a girl who loves a fresh start. A clean slate. A new season with new hopes and opportunities. This moment to pause and reflect on God’s faithfulness through the last year […]

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A Bible Study Mission

Our 31st day is finally here! In closing, I want to share with you a Bible story I just love –
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to […]

Bible Study and Fellowship

Throughout our 31 day journey toward embracing the grace of Bible Study, we’ve focused a lot on growing our individual Bible study habits, but for our final days of this series we’ll be looking at the group aspect of studying God’s Word.

My heart feels tender toward […]

Returning to God Through Bible Study

The power of God’s Word reaches beyond its use as a weapon for spiritual warfare. Not only does it help us battle outside forces, but it strengthens us for the fight within. Not wanting to give Satan too much credit, wouldn’t you agree that many of our […]

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Vision

As we saw earlier in this series, Psalm 119 details the benefits of God’s Word, and all throughout its 176 verses, one word is repeated multiple times:
Eyes.
The psalmist makes mention of the relationship between the Word and his eyes in several places:
Oh that my ways be steadfast […]

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Understanding Context When Studying the Bible

Ever wonder how all of the books of the Bible fit together? Is there more of the story and history of God’s people that you’d like to better understand?

When the Lord originally ignited my desire to know him through his Word, I was driven to learn yet […]

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