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Lent Explained: Tune in, Tune up, or Tune Out?

Here in Germany, we have five seasons. At least according to some, when referring to carnival as the fifth season. There are numerous festivities happening over several months, but it all culminates in the week before Ash Wednesday - and then, just like that, on the...

Perpetua and Felicity | 3 Lessons Learned to Stop Idolizing Family

Perpetua and Felicity aren't names we are typically familiar with, especially in evangelical Christianity. But these two power-house women have a critical message for all mother's today and the temptation to idolize the family.  A young mother in prison, facing the...

Instagram | Social media as a Spiritual Discipline

Today I'm handing over the proverbial reigns to a friend of mine, and a fellow sister in Christ, Christine. She is going to challenge us today to take social media to a new level as she explains her journey of developing the spiritual practice of using Instagram. Can...

Examples of God’s Hospitality in the Bible – How Food Reveals God’s Heart

Today we are going to see a few examples of God's hospitality in the Bible and be inspired by the King himself. But first, I want you to imagine yourself in a small village in Germany. It's a cold evening and you drive up the driveway to an old foreign castle. As the...

St Valentine’s Story: Chocolates, Flowers, or Your Head Cut Off?

For February 14, do you prefer flowers, chocolates, or your head cut off? Below you'll find out what St. Valentine's story and those things have to do with each other.   Maybe Valentine’s Day doesn’t elicit more than an annoyed sigh from you. Or it puts you under...

4 Tips on Making Your Life Quieter (Even if You Have Kids)

In this particular post, we are going to look at four tips on how to create yourself a quieter environment, and become a steward of media instead of a servant. Isn't it an interesting thought that quiet and order DO NOT just happen. (Unless you are a hermit who lives...

When Our Baby Almost Died Because We Listened to God

A few years ago our family lead an outreach to Liberia, Africa with Youth with a Mission. We then only had two kiddos, both under the age of two. Perhaps many people would think of it as irresponsible of us to pack up our little family and lead a team of young adults...

Game Changers for Your God Given Destiny | 3 Things You Control

In the last post, we talked about two parables: the Parable of the Talents and the Parable of the Virgins. Where we saw that Jesus used these stories to wake us up to be ready and prepared for when he returns. We saw that He has entrusted us with resources, time and...

3 Ways to Bring Your God-Given Gifts and Abilites to the Next Level

Below you're going to find some inspiration about three God-given gifts and abilities you could be hiding today. But first... a story! A land owner, a kind and rich business man, comes to three of his employees with a proposal "I will be going away for a few weeks,...

Homeless for Christmas

As “I’ll be home for Christmas” is being played on the radio for the umpteenth time this December, most of us will not think twice about this - of course we’ll be home for Christmas! Meal planning, gift wrapping, church service - so much to take care of, so naturally...