Fall has arrived, LiF sisters! It's a season that invites us to reflect on the changes within ourselves and set new intentions for our spiritual journey. It's a time to draw closer to God, deepen our faith, and align our lives with His purpose. In this blog post, we will explore the ten best spiritual intentions to set this fall, providing you with guidance for a season of growth and renewal.
For today's blog post, I'm touching on the very real, very transformative power of life in the desert—when we're alone and all hope is (seemingly) lost. In the moment, these seasons of life seem barbaric and downright cruel. How can a loving God allow me to endure such heartache? This is what we'll be exploring together. Let's dive in.
A promise from God, unfulfilled. A deep yearning to grow their family, despite their infertility. The story of Abraham and Sarah is a poignant one—so rich in its humanity, so resonant with its readers today. In this Genesis account, we see an elderly couple waiting on God to move, to provide them with the child they were promised.
Who is Jesus to you? Arguably, what you think about God is the most important thing about you. That's why we're diving into the 7 "I Am" statements of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Through today's blog post, we'll be unpacking critical pieces of our God's character and learning more about the One we serve.
At some point or another, we all seem to to be let down by someone in the church. A misguided comment, a forgotten invitation, a clash of personalities. When it does inevitably happen, it's startling. How do we move forward when we've been hurt by this community, our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ? That's what we'll be tackling today.
This time of year begs us to stop for a moment and consider what Christ has done for us. For today's blog post, I'm dialing in on Luke 23-24, focusing on Jesus' selflessness to the very end. This piece of Jesus' personhood is so stunning to witness, so heartbreaking to grasp, and it deserves our attention today.
Feeling lost? Alone? Stretched too thin? I'm sharing the best Bible verses for when you feel lost. The Bible truly is the go-to source for when you're feeling low. Actually, it's the perfect resource for any season in life, but we're dialing in on how restorative it is for a broken spirit.
If you're like us, you're trying to find new ways to spend time in God's Word. Today's blog post is all about finding new, creative ways to memorize the Bible. In an effort to infuse some hope and fun into your day, we're unpacking 5 ways to learn your favorite verses and share them with friends.
Happy Valentine's Day, LiF sister! I hope this day finds you well and excited for God's plans. I'm sharing an encouraging devotional for the single woman, longing for God to introduce a man of great character and love into her life. I'm also sharing a prayer for your future husband. It can be so hard to wait. Keep the faith, stay close to Jesus, and expect great things.
There's something so freeing about distancing yourself from technology, only if it's for a little while. For today's blog post, I'm dialing in slowing down, turning off your phone, and making time for Jesus in your daily life. It's not easy, and it certainly isn't popular, but recommitting yourself to live simply and more mindfully is a life-changing thing.
From the moment we wake up in the morning to the end of a long, long day, we're bombarded with messaging that our lives are not enough, that we'll only be happy if we buy more stuff. It takes a lot of effort to resist these voices and stand firm in our contentment through Christ. It's not easy, but there are small steps we can take in our daily lives to embrace minimalism.
We're diving into a John 13 Bible study on loving our enemies. This may be one of the hardest thing God asks us to do, so it begs to question—how are we exhibiting this in our own lives? How are we showing up and loving those on the fringes, those who disagree with us in every way? Let's get to it.
For today's blog, I'm touching on the beauty of friendship, but also, how to stay positive when those friendships fade, whether through long distance or time. God brings people into your life, sometimes for a short season or so. Here's how to focus on God, keep your head held high, and love your sisters in Christ no matter what.
Cue the warm and fuzzy vibes because Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Stock up on these adorable (and brand new!) Valentine's Day designs that keep Jesus at the forefront. Share the love of Christ and be prepared for the day of love.
For today's blog post, I'm sharing some helpful Bible verses to bolster your confidence and remind you of Jesus' way of life. Living in alignment with the Gospel is never easy, never the cultural norm, but it is possible (and very much worth it!)
Motherhood, with all of its unique trials and moments of intricate beauty, ultimately points us to God. There's so much to learn about Jesus through caring for our little ones, and I hope this message encourages you to share your story, too, as well as consider how He's been with you every step of the way.
Goodbye 2022, hello 2023! We're challenging you to up-level your morning routine, to transform it into something that's peaceful, invigorating, and truly life-giving. We're sharing a mix of both practical and big-picture steps to help you start the day in grace, and yes, experience the greatest year ever.
Oh what fun! The season of hot chocolate sipping, Christmas caroling, snowman making (and more!) is here and there are so many reasons to celebrate. It's a beautiful time of year, and we invite you to pause and consider the significance of our Savior's arrival on earth with these beloved Bible verses.
Holiday family friction isn't something we hear about often, but it's something many of us face, and it takes up precious real estate in our thought life. This blog post is our space to chat about family drama—how to cope, why it happens, and what Jesus wants to share in the midst of it all.
You've probably heard this before—the older you get, the harder it is to make (and sustain) friends. Today's blog post is all about sustaining adult friendships in this busy holiday season—yep, it's possible! Plus, we'll be unpacking why this is so important as well as tangible steps to loving your sisters in Christ.
Why is it so hard to be cheerful? To be generous? Makes it tough for this month in particular—the ultimate season of giving, of serving, of happiness, of togetherness. In today's post, we’re unpacking the importance of reconnecting with the one true source of life—God's Word. This is the key to resisting bitterness.
In today's blog post, we're unpacking what a gratitude practice is, how to start your own (with practical steps), and why it matters. Of course, we'll be looking to Scripture to see how thankfulness plays such an important role in the Christian life. Let's get to it!
Gratitude is an important rhythm of the Christian life. As believers, we're called to be thankful—always. This is a tall order sometimes, isn't it? Despite all our trials and seasons of hardship, we're called to give thanks to God. How is this possible? We're doing a deep dive into 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and the topic of rejoicing in the Lord, no matter what.
It's fall, y'all! Let's discuss work/life balance and see what God has to say on the subject. It's tough to keep Him at the center of everything, and yet, it's what we're called to do. Here are some Bible verses to help structure your day and feel at ease in a quickly changing, fast-paced world.
You have a unique opportunity to invite Jesus into your daily work and let Him inspire your creativity. After all, He is the Creator of everything—the true source of our productivity, accomplishments, healthy relationships, and the list goes on and on. Here's our deep dive into work: what God has to say about it and how we can invite Him into every part of our day.
You're not alone in your anxiety, LiF sister. Whatever it is that's creating anxiety, whether it's some sort of incident or even if there's really no real reason for it at all, know that Jesus is here and He is for you. Here are some calming prayers to soothe your chaotic thoughts and remind you of God's love and care for you.
Prayer life isn't always an easy part of the Christian faith. Sure, we may experience times where we just feel on fire for Christ and our prayer time just comes easily, but there are also quieter seasons where we just feel listless and confused. Here are a few ideas to get the ideas flowing and your conversation with Jesus going, as well as some passages of Scripture to meditate on.
Have you ever said no to God? Today's devotional is a deep dive into the world of Jonah. It's a perfect example of what happens when we try to run from God. Spoiler alert—we can't! Regardless of our rebellion, God will have His way and in this we can rejoice. After all, He know's what's best, anyways.
Happy October! We're pleased to share with you this month's theme: Work Hard, Pray Hard. We wanted to create some space to focus on living a prayerful life—one that meets your busy schedule. For every day you strive to do good things in our world, you should be inviting Jesus into your heart through prayer.
Far beyond our own insecurities and earthly doubts lay a greater purpose—one that somehow makes this cold world bearable: Jesus is at work among us. Today, I'm focusing on how God chooses to use us to accomplish His will and further His kingdom work, and how this is exactly the type of news we need to keep trudging onward.
For today's blog post, I'm focusing on the power of sharing your testimony, as well as breaking it down into tangible steps. I get it—sharing your story can be daunting. Remember, this isn't just about you, it's about what God has been doing through your life, amidst the highs and lows.
At some point or another, we all have thoughts revolving around this idea of scarcity. We think we'll never have what we need to be truly satisfied. Instead of feeling fulfilled, we'll spend our lives in comparison, always wishing we had more. For today's devotional, I'm diving into a popular passage from Isaiah 55 on coming to the table and being completely satisfied in Christ.
God has always been in the business of taking what's broken and making it beautiful, restorative, and wholly unique. Anything touched by God instantly becomes better—something far greater than we could ever imagine. This is true for your story, too. This is the first post of our fall theme, Falling Up.
It doesn't take long to realize what reigns in our world—money, envy, all the things! Standing in stark contrast to these is the Gospel. When the world promotes living for ourselves, Jesus calls us to die to ourselves. Here's your uplifting devotional from 1 Timothy 6, encouraging believers to fight the good fight of faith and endure, despite all odds. Only in Jesus can we find true contentment.
Here's your daily devotional on the book of Acts, an incredible witness of the apostles carrying out Christ's mission. Consider this your go-to resource to be emboldened for Jesus! There's much kingdom work to be done on this earth, LiF sister, but with God's help, it is more than possible.
The Parable of the Sower is a well-known narrative told in the Gospels. It's a story depicting how seeds grow in different soils, or rather, how faith grows in the hearts of believers and their differing environments. Today, I’m giving you some inspiration on remaining close to God, despite the pressures of our world.
The poetic book of Hosea is perhaps one of the greatest displays of God's faithfulness to the people of Northern Israel. Without further ado, here's your Bible study on the book of Hosea—a glimpse into the unparalleled love and commitment of our God. I hope this brings you peace and greater insight today.
If you're needing that extra motivation to make it through a rough day, you're in the right place. Today, I'm sharing a Bible study for Ecclesiastes as well as a prayer of longing for heaven, and asking for God to grant you the patience and hope needed in the meantime.
No matter how far adrift you feel, set apart from everything and everyone, know that we serve a God who sees you and knows your pain. You weren't created to live alone. I'm sharing the best Bible verses to combat loneliness, so you can get to feeling connected and oh-so-loved.
Our friends are a huge blessing to us. Why not show them some love? In today's blog post we're sharing 5 ways to uplift your Christian gal pals right here, right now. Remember, you have a real opportunity to surprise and delight!
Feeling like you just don't measure up? Recognize how deeply loved you are with today's blog post! We're sharing powerful verses from Scripture on how to kick comparison to the curb—for good.
Even now, you are in battle. Do you realize that? In today's blog post, we're going over Ephesians 6, focusing on the armor of God verses and how we're equipped for spiritual battle. Whatever mountains you're facing, you have the ability to conquer them—with God's help, of course.
Happy summer, LiF sisters! We've got a way to sweeten up your family time even more—a family devotional! We're taking a look at the ever-popular story of David in Goliath and sharing new tidbits we've learned about this time-honored tale on underdogs and God equipping the most unlikely of heroes to accomplish His will.
We're sharing some examples from Scripture of God empowering His people to do incredible things—things they could only dream of! Of course, we can't fulfill our mission without God leading us, allowing us to push past our discomfort and live the life we were called to lead.
Who's excited for summer?! Each season presents a new opportunity to experience God and His amazing gift of community. We've got three fun, creative ways to serve your community and share the love of Jesus with others—perfect for these long summer days.
If you've been feeling overwhelmed by your inability to be everything to everyone, we are with you, and hope to provide some encouragement from Scripture for you today. Here are two ways to move forward when strivings cease—when your efforts aren't enough to grant you the life you're so desperately chasing after.
There's a lot we can learn from the women in the Bible and the leadership, humility, and faithfulness they display. It's amazing to see how God uses these women to inspire us—all these years later. We're sharing 3 major lessons we've learned from these women and how we can incorporate them into our daily lives.