Against The Gods (Book Review)

I had the chance to read this for my Old Testament class as I’m working toward my Masters, so I thought I’d share my review here. *** The courthouse of scholarship puts the Bible under examination. This examination explores the…

My Big Fake Wedding

Hey Knoxville readers! Have you heard about My Big Fake Wedding? If you are engaged (or have a sister/friend who is) you won’t want to miss this! The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of…

Missional Motherhood (Book Review)

Even though mothering can be demanding, why is it so easy to parent in a self-focused way? How do mothers still manage to place themselves back in the center of the universe, even while serving? Gloria Furman addresses this problem…

The Seed: A True Myth (Book Review)

An unlikely trio: Tatus, Madeline, and Roark are building a fortress in desperation to fight their common enemy—the shadow. The shadow has stolen their families, homes, and won’t seem to stop haunting them. Building the fortress consumes all of their…

Shadows of the True and Greater

Recently I’ve been thinking about how Jesus has given us so many pictures of himself in the Old Testament. As I’ve thought about this it has made my heart rejoice in my great God. One way I love to meditate…

Gospel Eldership (Book Review)

In various ways, leaders will emerge in every church. And most pastors want to be intentional about developing and shaping them. Pastors want and church members need men rooted and grounded in the gospel so they can lead the church…

Finally Alive

Imitation called for mortician’s paint. Decorating hollow eyes. Showing no restraint. Lying. Hiding. Pretending. Self-reliance buried an unresponsive heart. Embalming the disorder, tearing it apart. Excusing. Running. Striving. Darkness enveloped the disobedient mind. Wearing separation. To hostility confined. Spiritually lost….

Look For The Star

The Bible is one glorious story pointing to the person of Jesus. Yet it is easy to segregate the Christmas story from the rest of the Bible. We might read about the birth of Christ right before we open presents…

He came

One of the greatest gifts God gave us this year is little Alister. He has been such a joy to have in our family! I love having a newborn around Christmas time because it is such a reminder of how…

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

I love this time of year! The internet is abuzz with all things Christmas. It is truly a special time of year as we celebrate Christ’s birth. Spending time with family, exchanging gifts, preparing feasts, going to holiday parties, and…

Apple Cake Tea Room Baby Shower

Yesterday my mom and sister gave me and baby #4 an intimate little baby shower with family and a few friends at the Apple Cake Tea Room. I was overwhelmed by the generosity and the blessings they shared. I seriously…

Trades of Hope

I am really excited to share something with you! It is called Trades of Hope. Trades of Hope is a really neat opportunity to buy great jewelry and support women in poverty. Women around the world live in slums, work…

The Little Moments

As a mom, my day-to-day consists of so many little moments with my kids. I like how Sally Clarkson talks about these passing minutes in her book The Mission of Motherhood, “I’ve come to appreciate the importance of the many…

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