Inseparable Journey: Royalty Crowned

“In Christ, we've been sealed with the Holy Spirit and adopted as children into God's family.” Inseparable, p. 179 Can you believe we're here?! The end of our Inseparable Journey. I have to admit I'm a little misty-eyed. The stories you have shared with me about how God is working in your lives have been … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Royalty Crowned

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Inseparable Journey: Victim Avenged

“What had happened to me was wrong. It was evil. And I wanted someone to pay for it.” Inseparable, p. 161   **CONTENT ALERT: sexual abuse, molestation, domestic violence**  IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP: National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-HOPE National Child Sexual Abuse Helpline - 1-866-FOR-LIGHT (866-367-5444) National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233 … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Victim Avenged

Inseparable Journey: Worshiper Fulfilled

“God is passionate about having all of your worship and devotion. Good gifts can become threats when we allow our affections for them to outgrow our desire for God Himself.” Inseparable, p. 146 My husband and I, along with our 2.5-year-old son, have been through A LOT the past year. Almost a year ago we … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Worshiper Fulfilled

Inseparable Journey: Dwelling Occupied

“As God's living 'temples,' our lives are constant, living, breathing symbols of His grand rescue plan for all the world.” Inseparable, p. 130 [This chapter was the most challenging one of all for me to write, but also one of the most important to me. It started out as three chapters, if I remember correctly, … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Dwelling Occupied

Inseparable Journey: Sister

“We all need community. Not a place to go on Sundays, but true community with other followers of Christ.” Inseparable, p. 106 Finding a church can be extremely difficult. My husband and I have had a couple major relocations in the past two years, and because of that we've had to join new churches twice in the past … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Sister

Inseparable Journey: Saint

"Not only are we indescribably loved; we're set free to live as though we know it is true." Inseparable, p. 76 I have loved the past several weeks we've spent in Part One: New Creation. As we enter into Part Two: As We Go, we turn our focus from our initial salvation to the life … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Saint

Inseparable Journey: Corpse Alive

"We need to leave the things that wrapped us when we were dead where they belong--in the grave. We are in Christ now, and instead of grave clothes, we are tangled up in His grace, mercy, and redemption. We are alive." -Inseparable, p. 45   I can't believe we're already a third of the way … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Corpse Alive

Inseparable Journey: In Christ

I love the kinship that's being built in our Inseparable Journey Facebook group. I pray that God will also give us relationships "in real life" that will encourage, sharpen, and build us as a result of these 13 weeks we're all spending together. Facebook and blog posts are amazing, but they can't replace those face-to-face, … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: In Christ

the Inseparable Journey begins

I hope you were able to join us for the live kickoff webcast! It is available for viewing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w57K-fPYI1A. Among other things, I walked you through how to use Inseparable, the way each chapter flows, and explained the “fluid study elements” that are featured throughout the book. Reading, studying, and living out Scripture is … Continue reading the Inseparable Journey begins

Grandma’s Bible

Last night my mom gave me a gem of a keepsake: my grandmother's Bible. You can just barely read her name down there in the righthand corner: Ruth Kees. Immediately I noticed my grandmother and I had something in common when it comes to our Bibles--we like to write in them. Pages were falling out … Continue reading Grandma’s Bible