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The Right Kind of Walled-In

Jan 14, 2018 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

When hurt or overwhelmed, we have a tendency to lay bricks around ourselves until the person on the other side can no longer even look in. What is the right kind of walled-in?

Prayer Like Incense: From Our Lips to God’s Nostrils

Jan 06, 2018 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

How do we render effectual prayers in impossible, stuck situations? Find out how prayers rise up as worship to a Creator waiting to breathe them in and respond.

A Lesson From Life on the Prairie

Dec 31, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

Find out what Pa Ingalls from “Little House on the Prairie” fame has to teach us about being made new in Christ.

Sniffing Mangers—And Other Ways of Recognizing Our Savior

Dec 24, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

We know how the animals at the manger must have identified the Christ child, but what about us? How can we be sure we know the Savior once wrapped in swaddling clothes?

The Gift of Elf-ing

Dec 17, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

How can you best “elf” this season?

Fighting "Still"—and Other Struggles of the Season

Dec 10, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

How can we incorporate quiet into a noisy season, grabbing moments of still instead of fighting them?

To Be Called by Name

Dec 03, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

How does the intimacy of a name reveal a loving God? Let’s ask my pet rabbit.

Turning in This Rickety Chariot

Nov 26, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

Are you riding a chariot going nowhere? Are you ready to discard it at the side of the road for something better, something eternal?

Expectant Like Mary

Nov 19, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

As Thanksgiving weekend approaches, how do we straighten our posture to withstand the holiday stress and reflect on the mercy of a holy God in sending the Christ child?

Bat-Signal: We Need a Hero

Nov 12, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

Ever wonder why we say, “Oh, my God?” Cue the Bat-Signal.

Big Girl Britches—And Other Ways I Am Learning Self-Control

Nov 05, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

I struggled to put on my big girl britches this week. Why is self-control so important when we feel we don’t have control over a situation?

This Temple of God: Clean Eating and Emotional Detox

Oct 29, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

I started eating clean and ended up placing healthier boundaries in my life in general. Find out why it is absolutely vital to shed toxins and negativity.

If Waves Could Speak

Oct 22, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

Are waves of circumstance, memory, regrets, dreams, or trials washing over you right now? Learn what waves teach us about the presence of God.

Integrity of a Promise

Oct 16, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

Life gets busy, and we can over-plan. But something might be amiss if we regularly overbook and then cancel commitments or neglect promises. Here’s why.

Stress Junkies Like Me

Oct 08, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

How do we end our self-destructive patterns as stress junkies and walk on calm waters with Jesus? Let me tell you about my recent face plant.

10 Ways to Recognize Safe Counsel

Oct 01, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

How do we tell the difference between safe and unsafe counsel? Find out why it's okay to filter who we let into that special place of personal growth.

Choosing to Not Get in the Ring

Sep 24, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

An experience I had years ago taught me to leave my verbal boxing gloves off. Find out why battle mode does not solve problems and can esclate to toxic behaviors and crossing boundaries.

Healthy Confrontation—and Unhealthy Triggers

Sep 17, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

Old patterns and expectations informed how I experienced confrontation in a recent meeting. Where do we take our "triggers" and exchange them for truth?

Bowing Low: The Message of Reconciliation

Sep 10, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

Why is it that we get that knock on our heart to go back to the source of a past conflict or wound and set it right?

Expectant Worship

Sep 03, 2017 ● By Bonnie Lyn Smith

Using two tiny pairs of frog eyes, God has been speaking to my heart about His consistent presence and amazing care—and our human need to practice expectant worship.
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