Hawk Nelson

“You are essential, not accidental, you should realize that you are beloved. Let it soak into your soul. Forget the lies; rise above the hurt and listen to these words. You are beloved …Don’t be afraid. Don’t let hope fade. Keep your eyes fixed on the light above. In the heartbreak, in your mistakes,, Read More

My grandma, Marcie Schipma, is 94 years young. And I want to be her when I grow up. My grandma has raised 5 children, has 19 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren and can name them all in order without skipping a beat. When she wakes up in the middle of the night and can’t fall, Read More

A group of us were sitting in a small group circle on a church retreat, talking about something the speaker said, when I excitedly started talking about how God had recently helped me save money by leading me to a sale on venetian blinds. One of the men in the group called me out., Read More

  “Staring down the face of fear, gotta keep breathing. When the negative is all you hear, gotta keep believing. ‘Cause in the dark there is a light. Your truth, it keeps on burning bright, makes me brave enough to fight the fight and shout the battle cry. You’ll never stop me; I’m a, Read More

Do you know someone who seems to be “super-mom”? That person who leaves you in awe of their boundless energy and creativity? Or the instagram-mom whose life (and family) looks perfect in each photo? Or ever wonder how the mom with nine kids still seems perfectly sane and even happy? Do you, like me,, Read More

“What if this river in me is stronger when I’m weak? What if it’s true? What if I give up control, hands up, let go? I have nothing to lose, nothing to prove. What if all the Life was already there welling up and drowning out the fear? I can feel it now—hope is, Read More

“Here I go, tiptoeing into the kitchen, and don’t you know, crash goes the coffee cup. My only chance to sit and listen. Lord, don’t let the kids wake up. A little time with you, the only way to get me through the day. Oh, come meet me in this moment, before it all, Read More

There’s a running joke I have with some girlfriends of mine that “we aren’t quitters!” This may sound like a good thing, but in our case, it means that we are go-getting, over-achieving, multi-tasking women who take on more and more responsibility without eliminating tasks that currently fill our daily schedules. In Body &, Read More

“We always say that we have unspeakable joy, so let our feet do all the talking when our words fall short. We’ve got reason to get up, reason to get down. He done traded our sin for joy, and now that joy wants out—happy dance!” There are times in our life when something happens, Read More

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 It was a desperate moment. I cried out to God to please help me, rescue me, deliver me! I had fallen into a pit, Read More