Entries by spowell


Take Time To Give Thanks

As the temperature starts to drop as fast as the leaves do, it is important to reflect on the bounty that God has given us this year. November is the time of harvest. As we look deep into our hearts, we can see the goodness in our lives from what we have sewn. Take this […]

Why We Love Fall

I woke up one morning listening to the rain falling on the trees outside of my home. The air coming through the window was cool and the bright colored maple leaves brought peace to the start of my day. I choose my favorite comfy sweater as I got dressed that day. I bounded out of […]

Top Reasons to Prioritize Your Wilderness Trip

    Why should you prioritize your wilderness trip, you say? At least once a year, you and your fellow believers in your small group should be making plans to attend a wilderness retreat. You might be thinking this little escape from reality (read technology) is only another exercise of meeting with a few fellow […]


12 Day Devotional | Biblical Principles

You’ve provided us with such a tremendous response from our 12 ONE WORD resolutions post, we decided to give you a FREE printable! If you didn’t get a chance to see our original devotional set, you can find it at 2018 New Year Resolutions. Now, you have a few options. 12 Day Devotional: focus on one […]

2018 New Year Resolutions

For 2018, take a single action a month to focus on for your year’s worth of resolutions. These are 12 SIMPLE biblical principles we can all improve upon. To help explain each area of focus, we’ve offered the Bible’s explanation of how to apply every principle. May you have a blessed & happy New Year! Enjoy! […]

12 Days Till Christmas

Let’s CELEBRATE the true reason for the season this year. Remembering and honoring Christ’s birth sometimes gets pushed to the wayside with all of our holiday festivals, shopping, cookie baking, and family pop-ins. It’s time to start (or restart) family traditions of recounting the story leading up to Jesus’ birth until He is visited by […]

Heart Condition

After you check the condition of your heart, what road blocks did you uncover to getting back to fertile ground? Maybe it’s as simple as sowing God’s word back into your life. Sowing preps our hearts but don’t forget we also need to protect them too. Once we start making the conscious effort to tend […]


Reflection. Sometimes this is an inward action and sometimes it’s an outward action. How often do you evaluate the state of your heart? If you’re honest, the answer might be hardly NEVER. We are all broken beings who need constant help from Jesus, the Bible, and fellow Christians to put the pieces of our messy […]

Six Steps to a God-Centred Life

1. Worship God The psalmist calls us to worship God. (The original context may have been that God had given his people victory in battle.) Worship in this psalm sounds quite emotional and noisy: ‘Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy… God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the […]


Purpose of Life

In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said: People ask me, What is the purpose of life?     And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven. One day my heart is […]