Friday Affirmation: Harvest without Cease

Father, You promise the fields are ripe for harvest. I long for a harvest of fruit in my life. It’s felt like a season of floods. A season of life overwhelming me. But I long to see You bring a harvest without ceasing. One that honors You. CLICK TO TWEET: Father, I long to see…

Friday Affirmation: Hope

Father, thank You for the hope You have for me. Our world needs hope. My world needs hope. I need hope. Lord, please show me Your hope today. Help me fix my hope solely on You. You are the perfect source of hope for all of my days. Amen. CLICK TO TWEET: Lord, please show…

Friday Affirmation: Seasons of Life

Father, thank You for the promise of seasons. Some days it is so easy to get focused on the mess of here and now that I lose sight of You and seasons. Would You send me a reminder today that seasons change? That the season I’m in today is not the season I will always…

Friday Affirmation: Peace to no End

Father, thank You for peace that never ends. Thank You that despite everything that is happening in the world, I can rely on Your peace. Lord, our world needs peace, but I need peace, too. I need to know that You and Your peace are available to me on the road I’m walking today. I need…

Friday Affirmation: Blessed

Father, You are a God who blesses abundantly. The harvest season reminds us of Your provision and Your abundance. Could You help me experience Your abundant provision?

Finding Community in a Sea of Red

This weekend, my family and I did one of those crazy road trips. We left Indiana at 10:30 in the morning and drove all day to Lincoln, Nebraska. There we spent time with family all with the excuse of a football game pulling us to town. Then Sunday morning the kids and I drove back…

Friday Affirmation: Season

Father, as the trees change color and the kaleidoscope of fall color explodes around me, could You help me find my season in life? It’s so easy to feel like a season is never ending. Whether it’s changing diapers, a job that never ends, feeling worthless or over-looked, they are all season. I want to see You in this season of my life. Open my eyes to see You.

God’s Sweet Gentleness

October 15th is miscarriage loss day. It always brings pain to the surface, a pain that isn’t too far removed from my days. I’ve had two miscarriages, two precious children I don’t know this side of heaven. Last year God gave me another slice of peace about the process, so today I wanted to share…

Friday Affirmation: Story

Father, I have a story, but sometimes it is so hard to see. Yet I know it is critical to discover my story, because my story is my testimony of Your movement in my life. Revelations 12:10 says we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Would You reveal my story to me? Would You reveal the way You see my story to me? And where I have confusion or uncertainty about whether You can use my story, would You show me how You can and are?

Friday Affirmation: Harvest

Father, it’s the season of harvest. It’s the season of slowing down for the tractor to make its way to the next field. I find that I am longing for harvest. I want to bear much fruit for You. Would You do what You need to do in my life, so that I can be a person who bears a harvest for the Kingdom. Help me live a life that matters in the light of eternity. Amen.

Meet the Grove Girls: Nonfiction and Giving

Two day we’re talking about our favorite non-fiction books and what we would do if gifted with extra money. While we love fiction here, we also love learning. Let’s start with the nonfiction. What nonfiction book is impacting your life? Melissa Tagg: I read Let’s All Be Brave by Annie F Downs late last year and it’s STILL…

Friday Affirmation: Wisdom

Father, it’s back to school time, but it’s never time to stop learning. Would you give me a curious mind? One that is quick to learn and quick to seek You? Lord, could I never settle for what I know now, but always be willing to learn what You set before me. Give me wisdom and a mind that is quick to understand the things You have for me to know and understand. Give me wisdom, Lord.

Friday Affirmation: Beauty

Father, so often in this world, I don’t feel beautiful. It’s so easy to compare myself to others. Will You help me to see myself as You see me? That’s what I desire most. To see myself in the true light of Your eyes. And to find the beauty inside that You find in me. I love You!

Friday Affirmation: New Things Coming

Father, You are a God of new things. What new thing do You want to do in my life? Father, I don’t want to get trapped in Your move from ten years ago. I want to live in the stream of where You are right now. Help me open my eyes to the new things…