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How to Put Your Mind to Rest at Bedtime

How to Put Your Mind to Rest at Bedtime

I'm convinced that my thoughts sleep during the day so they'll have abundant energy to run laps at night. Not so long ago, I went to bed at 9, or at least the body went down for the count. My mind, however, buzzed. I usually stay in the bed, hoping to fall asleep, but this time, I got up and pulled out a journal. It was midnight. After a brain dump, it became apparent that all the thoughts...

Taking Tea with Prayer
How to Redeem Your Time Every Morning + A Starbucks Giveaway

How to Redeem Your Time Every Morning + A Starbucks Giveaway

What do a cup of tea and redeeming our time have in common? (Not a tea drinker? Stick with me.) Years ago, in a charming old home on a corner lot, I invited small groups of women over for tea, conversation, and a focus on a particular book of the Bible or Scripture verse. There was also an annual Christmas tea and other types too. It was a sweet chapter in my life. (The subject of tea...

5 More Places to Pray this Spring + Starbucks Giveaway

5 More Places to Pray this Spring + Starbucks Giveaway

  Many of you enjoyed last year's post, "7 Places to Pray this Spring" so I thought you might enjoy a few more. Daring to step outside our comfort zones to talk with God reminds us how the faith walk is an adventure that was never intended to be squirreled away for safekeeping. It is flowing, never static. A verb, not a noun. In him, we live, and move, and have our being. (Acts 17:28) In...

Join the Scripture-Based Spring Scavenger Hunt + Amazon Giveaway Prize!

Join the Scripture-Based Spring Scavenger Hunt + Amazon Giveaway Prize!

Who doesn't love a good scavenger hunt? There's something about seeking out specific items within a certain time limit that puts a pep in our step! Granted, most hunts are minutes long but this one is more about slowing our pace, encouraging us to pause and to see simple objects in the light of God's Word.   We started creating scavenger hunts in the Creative Pauses Facebook Group last...

Books I'm Reading and Why You'll Love Them Too
Books I’m Reading and Why You Might Love Them Too + A Starbucks Giveaway

Books I’m Reading and Why You Might Love Them Too + A Starbucks Giveaway

I often choose books based solely on what I need or want to learn at the time. It's why reading for the simple pleasure of it is a goal this year. Maybe Nancy Mitford says it best, "As far as I'm concerned, all reading is for pleasure." Today, I'm sharing both types of reads and I hope you'll share your favorite(s) in the comment section. (Note: This post contains affiliate links which simply...

Spiritual Hibernating with God this Winter + Downloads and Giveaway!

Spiritual Hibernating with God this Winter + Downloads and Giveaway!

I'm a hibernator by nature. I love all things cozy, flickering, warm, and quiet. How 'bout you? Like flowers that take flight in spring after a time of gathering up God's goodness beneath a dormant ground, we too have similar opportunities. You may remember my post, "Hibernate in Prayer to Awaken Your Soul". Today, we'll consider four more small, specific ways to hunker down, quiet our souls,...

Meaningful Christmas Pauses
Two Simple Ways to Create a Meaningful Pause this Christmas Season

Two Simple Ways to Create a Meaningful Pause this Christmas Season

How would it feel to catch your breath and have it turn into praise this Christmas season? Because a pause is exactly that ⏤ seeing minutes for what they really are ⏤ moments pregnant with opportunities to draw closer to Jesus. There are many ways to hit the pause button in December but today, I'm sharing two simple ideas that can be experienced either alone with the Lord, or with others. But...

Soul Care When You're Grieving
God’s Provision ⏤ Even Before We Know We Need It // Guest Post by Edie Melson

God’s Provision ⏤ Even Before We Know We Need It // Guest Post by Edie Melson

Who would choose to write a book on grief—and how could that be God’s provision? The third book in my Soul Care series is on grieving. I signed the contract for this series of books in 2018 and the publication of the books was the order set up then. The series idea was born out of a stressful time of caregiving and loss while my dad was in the last stages of Alzheimer’s. The first two...

Creative Ways to Serve, Play and Pray this Fall (Downloadable PDF)

Creative Ways to Serve, Play and Pray this Fall (Downloadable PDF)

Searching for ways to make the most of this season? Let's set aside the TV, phones, and other devices ⏤ Fall is here! Crisp winds, punkin' patches, football, and fur-lined boots. Yes, please. Gather the family—whether that’s two or twenty—and choose a favorite activity to boost your time together, and especially with the Lord. After all, a family that serves, plays, and prays together, stays...

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Is it just me or does latte art make it even more enjoyable? 

{Thought of you while sipping on my lavender latte @susannebythebook.}💕💕

Finally got around to visiting @bridgecitycoffee in Travelers Rest and it did not disappoint!

Is it just me or does latte art make it even more enjoyable?

{Thought of you while sipping on my lavender latte @susannebythebook.}💕💕
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Ruth Chou Simons', "When Strivings Cease: Replacing the Gospel of Self-Improvement with the Gospel of Life-Transforming Grace" is a game-changer. 💕

Ruth Chou Simons', "When Strivings Cease: Replacing the Gospel of Self-Improvement with the Gospel of Life-Transforming Grace" is a game-changer. 💕 ...

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