God’s Gift of Rest under a Tiny Tree
For as long as I can remember, the word rest has never been in my vocabulary. As a child, my parents reported that I would constantly move and shift items around in my room, rearranging...
Three God-Given Ways to Support Your Mental Health this Summer
I’m so glad it’s summer. There are many reasons for this—sunshine! patio dining! sundresses! But the number one reason is that it’s simply not winter.
How Marriage Is a Picture of Christ and the Church
This post was adapted from Male & Female: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design. Read below to learn about how marriage reflects God’s design for the head and the helper, as discussed...
Planting God's Word through Connection and Sharing
This is an adapted excerpt from Connected to Christ: Witnessing in Everyday Life by Mark A. Wood. There is so much to say about Jesus that it can be hard to find a place to start. But...
Christina Hergenrader on Inspired by the Holy Spirit: Four Habits for Faithful Living
Discover the habits that create an inspired life in this new study by Christina Hergenrader. In four weeks, you'll learn about the four key habits to living in a way that's connected with God and one
Understanding Worship: Service of the Sacrament
The Service of the Sacrament is the celebration of the Sacrament of the Altar. The Sacrament was instituted by Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. It is to be celebrated by all...
Jonathan and Christa Petzold on Male & Female: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design
The Bible says that God creates men and women in His own image—in His unique design! Have you ever wondered what this means for your life as a man or woman in Christ? Join the Petzolds as they help Ch
Finding Hope in the Messy Middle of Life
This time last year, I had a notebook full of unruly notes and an awareness that the messes all around me weren’t all there is to life. I had zero idea on how to form my unruly notebook...
A Little Grace Goes a Long Way
This blog post is adapted from Inspired by the Holy Spirit: Four Habits for Faithful Living by Christina Hergenrader. For the past few years, a popular T-shirt slogan has been,...
What is God Calling Me to Do?
This is an adapted excerpt from Walking Together: Simple Steps for Discipleship by Ted Doering. What is God saying? This is a question about knowledge. What is God calling me to do?...
Christ-Centered Gifts for New Beginnings
Spring has finally arrived! That means warm days reading outside and bombarding my friends with book suggestions and bookish gifts. In my bookworm opinion, there’s nothing better than...
Abiding in God's Word
Life can get complicated. We know the drill. There are deadlines to keep, bills to pay, places to go, chores to do. Then something breaks down. Where does the money come from? How will...
Why Christians Need Fellowship
Many of us—especially those of us up here in Minnesota—feel the drain the cold, long, and dark winter months have on our bodies and minds. We lack the vitamin D and the warmth the sun...
Broke(n) and Restored
The Japanese kintsugi cultural tradition is a wonderfully pure example of what a life in Christ is like. The art of kintsugi is practiced by only the most skilled artists in Japan....
Sharing God's Great Work in the Dominican Republic with Missionary Erin Mackenzie
Wondering what it’s like to be a missionary? See how being a missionary can open your life up to sharing God’s love to those inside and outside the country. Settle into a comfortable spot, grab your f
Preparing for Pastoral Ministry: A Call Day Reflection
Let’s get the basics out of the way. I am the wife of a man who is studying to become a pastor. My husband, Joel, is entering the final stretch of his second year in the master of...
Live Chat with author Lindsay Hausch on Take Heart: God's Comfort for Anxious Thoughts
If you struggle with anxious thoughts, you are not alone. God meets us where we are, and His power is made perfect in weakness. Elizabeth Pittman talks about this with author Lindsay Hausch. To buy L
Serve Your Neighbors in the Continuation of a Pandemic
We live in a weird time—not only are we still in the midst of a global pandemic, but we also are living in an in-between time. Some churches are open, others are not. Some people are...
Hope in the Resurrection
This post is an excerpt from Getting Through Grief: Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss. How can you be absolutely certain that, even in your grief and loss, you can live with...
Sharing God’s Great Work through Kaylin Speth’s Church Library Filled with God’s Word
See how a fun covid-project for Kaylin Speth turned into a blessing for Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield, WI. What once was a small church library is now flourishing with children’s and profession