The Girl Behind the Blog: An Interview with Sarah Koontz

I was tickled pink when my blogging friend, Mary Hill, invited me to participate in her series “31 Christian Bloggers who Inspire Me to Walk Closer with Christ.” It was fun to share a few pieces of my personal story that I haven’t yet had the opportunity to blog about, including my testimony and favorite…

5 Steps to Help You Create a Keepsake Journal for Your Kids

This is a guest post written by my friend, Mary Kron.  When she told me about her beautiful ministry of writing journals for her children and grandchildren, I just knew I had to share her story with you.  -Sarah I wanted this little treasure, whom I already cherished with all my heart, to know how…

Who’s Fueling Your Leaky Love Tank?

My oldest daughter’s love tank requires constant refueling; I’m convinced it has sprung a leak. I could tell Anya that I love her 100 times a day, but the words would ring hollow in her ears if I didn’t also set aside time each day to give her snuggles. In Anya’s world, love and snuggle are synonymous…

How Many Unkind Words are Stuck on Your Soul?

Do you remember the saying, “I’m rubber, you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you?” It was one of my favorite playground insults to toss around as a child, whenever kids said something I didn’t like, I just turned it back on them. Unfortunately, I’m not made of rubber and their…

One Secret that will Transform Your Bible Study Routine

I have a beautiful Bible Study secret to share with you today. It’s almost too simple to be considered a secret, but don’t let the simplicity detract from the transformative power of this truth. You don’t have to be very good at Bible Study to get a lot out of it. You might feel like you…

Successfully Navigating Your Personal Journey to Holiness

I like to think of my walk with God as a beautiful hike. God has provided everything I need for the journey, including a detailed map (the Bible) and a patient Guide (the Holy Spirit). There are peaks and valleys, but so long as I keep moving forward, I will eventually reach my destination. In…