Book Reviews

Book Review: Loving Luther

By on September 2, 2017

RATING: 4/5 STARS An avid reader of historical fiction, I appreciated Loving Luther’s delightfully detailed portrait of Katharina (“Katie”) von Bora, the wife of Martin Luther – a prominent leader in the Protestant Reformation. Despite the title, Loving Luther was less about Katie’s relationship with Martin, and more of a creative, coming-of-age autobiography. The love story was slowly-paced, […]

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Easy 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Butter

By on August 30, 2017

I don’t write recipes very often, but when I do it’s usually pumpkin spice season. Ever since I went to Cornell and saw a real, vibrant autumn for the first time, I’ve loved going all out in celebrating it. Autumn is about harvest and thanksgiving – about intentionally cherishing the Lord’s provision and grace. The […]

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Guest Posts

Being a Friend Like Jesus

By on August 29, 2017

When I think of Jesus, I automatically call Him Lord. We address Him with such reverence because He is King of our lives—worthy of everything we have and do (Revelation 19:16). But that’s not all He is. In John 15 Jesus clearly calls the disciples—and by extension us—his friends. In a brilliant dynamic, Christ is […]

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Christian Living

7 Psalms to Help Calm Anxiety

By on August 18, 2017

My pulse pounded and my shoulders tensed – tears threatening to erupt at any moment. Something has gone wrong. Something could go wrong. What should I do? What if I mess up? What if…?  Insecurities streamed through my mind, painstakingly endless. This was the soul-dropping, mind-clenching anxiety that all too often clouded my days. Before becoming […]

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Writing For His Glory – Blogger Recognition Award

By on August 14, 2017

I’m humbled to share that my dear blogging sister Liz at Plunge Deep Climb Steep nominated Free Indeed for the Blogger Recognition Award. One of the unexpected blessings of blogging has been joining a wonderful community of women proclaiming the Gospel with online writing ministries. I’ve experienced incredible encouragement and fellowship with these godly bloggers […]

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Christian Living

5 of God’s Desires for Women

By on August 7, 2017

When thinking on Scriptures about womanhood, one particular line has always stood out in my mind – when God describes how a woman can be precious in His sight. “Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the […]

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