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His Redeeming Work

My brand new baby girl opened her eyes and stared up at me. She blinked as she tried to get used to the light in the room. I blinked trying to push back the tears that were threatening to fall. She was beautiful. She was tiny. She was mine. I was now a mom — a young...

Boast in the Lord

"Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the...

Week 4: No One Is Too Broken For God

In the book, Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis shares a childhood story about one of his favorite teachers, Mr. Kirkpatrick. A brilliant teacher and personal friend of Lewis’s father, Mr. Kirkpatrick was the one who taught Lewis how to be a merciless debater by building a...

Hands Extended and Hearts Full

My hands were empty, and my heart was broken. I sat at home on the 3-day leave from work after my miscarriage and blindly stared at the blinking computer screen in front of me. I’d tried reading my Bible, but was unable to focus past a verse or two. I wanted to hear...

The Gift of Intimacy with God in our Brokenness

Almost twenty years ago, my father gave me some advice that I have often returned to. He said, "If God has laid a calling on your heart, He will find a way to bring it to fruition." You do not have to worry that the calling will expire or disappear. It may not be...

Week 3: Sarah & Infertility

This week we are looking at the hard topic of infertility. It is hard because it is so painful, emotionally draining, and all consuming. Many have been waiting all their life to finally have children, only to be met with the bitter disappointment of infertility. There...

No Need To Fear

Fear... It can be caused by almost anything. It can be triggered through people, hardship, loss, the past, and the unknown of the future. Fear is that feeling of anxiety or dread concerning the outcome of something; that your needs or desires will not be met. Fear is...

Be Strong & Courageous

Moses is one of my absolute favorite Bible characters. He was a man who made many mistakes, had his shortcomings and flaws out on display for everyone to see, felt weak when he needed to be strong, and didn’t feel up to the task when God called him. I can so relate....

Week 2: Moses – Fear & Weakness

"What might change in our life if we really believed… in our guts that God sees us and He hears us? What sin might we walk away from? What confidence might we gain? What if we truly believed that God keeps his promises? How might we mine the Word of God for His...

Loss And Loneliness

Loss and loneliness are ever present realities. While we close out this week’s study on these topics, they do not come to a close in our lives. I experienced loss as a teenager. While the dark and oppressive cloud of sadness, fear, and despair has lifted, this has...

You Are Not Alone: Finding God in our Brokenness…

  His body was broken. Literally. We listened to the emergency room doctor as he described the state of my husband's shoulder, which was now in too many pieces to count. One small misstep on winter's ice and a nasty fall had shattered not only bones, but also the...

Week 1 – Naomi & Loss

Welcome to our first week of Broken & Redeemed! I am so glad you are joining us and look forward to spending the next six weeks with you as we learn to remove our labels of brokenness and instead begin to wear a new label... that of Redeemed! If you haven't...

Broken & Redeemed Introduction

Broken It means to be damaged or no longer in proper working order. You see it in illnesses that ravage a once energetic and lively body. You see it in families where marriages are fractured. You see it in relationships that suffer from intentional, or even...

Broken & Redeemed TRANSLATIONS!!!

Here at Love God Greatly, investing in what really matters has always been the driving force of what we do.  We’ve had the privilege of inspiring, encouraging, and equipping women all over the world for a while now, and here’s what we find to be universally true among...

Broken & Redeemed Study Materials Now Available

We begin our Broken & Redeemed study this coming M O N D A Y and we couldn’t be more excited! Now is a great time to reach out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers and invite them to do our Broken & Redeemed study with you for these next six weeks! Our...

Building a House That Stands…

Today I flipped back to the first page of my 2017 journal - the page where I poured out my honest, wrecked heart as I began my journey with the Lord this year. I had been frustrated. Frustrated with too much noise and not enough stillness. Frustrated with too much...

Building A Life-Long Perspective of Wisdom

Looking back over my life, I realize I hadn’t ever really thought much about being a mom.  I wanted to marry, but never really brought children into the picture in my imagination!  You might say ... my view of the future lacked some perspective.  Perspective is a word...

Week 6-The Fruit Of Wisdom

Welcome to our last week of our Walking In Wisdom study. We hope that you have had a good time studying, thinking, and praying through various Proverbs on wisdom. During our last week together we are going to be looking at the fruit, or result, of wisdom. We have...

Withholding Good

"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act." - Proverbs 3:27 Some of the hardest teachings in the Bible for me are those that abruptly confront my selfish flesh. Love your enemies. Count it as joy when you encounter trials....

Adultery Destroys

I feel Proverbs 6:27-35 gives us a little glimpse into the ancient lives of King David, Bathsheba and their son Solomon. King David and Bathsheba knew first-hand the danger of adultery and how the effects of their choice stayed with them the rest of their lives,...

Week 5 – Standing Strong in a Tempting World

My feet usually hit the floor each morning at 5:00am. Ask me a few minutes after that if I'm easily tempted by the world and I'll give you a big, fat, "No way, baby."  Armed with some decent sleep, a fresh cup of coffee, and the fact that I've not put together a...

The Value Of A Good Name

If we were to ask people on the street to list the three most important things in their lives we might hear things like, family, God, career, wealth, and a myriad of other commonly shared values. What I do not think we would hear many claim to be of vital importance...

Wisdom in Wealth, and How to Invest in Eternity…

God wants your heart. He’s looking for disciples so filled with a vision for eternity that their deepest desire is to invest their money, time, and prayers where they will matter most. “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where...

Week 4- Choosing to Cultivate

No one wants to be called a sluggard or thought of as lazy. We read today's verses and might think, "This doesn't apply to me. I'm a hard worker." But as I was preparing and praying over what God would have me share today, my mind kept going back to the word "soul."...