Spiritual Discipline

A Prayer for When You’re Struggling to Read God’s Word

by Alexa Hess  


I am struggling to open Your Word today. 

I’m tired, Lord, and I don’t feel motivated to read. 

The day ahead is daunting and I feel anxious thinking about my list of to-dos, the people I need to care for, and the work I need to accomplish. 

I don’t know how to keep myself focused on Your Word when my mind keeps wandering to everything I need to do. 

Honestly, my heart feels cold.…

How to Practice Simplicity

by Jennie Heideman 

Our story begins in a garden. There, we had perfect communion with God, and we lived life so simply that we didn’t even need clothes. Though I don’t fully know what Eden was like, I feel like I can sometimes nearly hear the birds that might have been singing, feel the cool breeze that floated through as God walked with Adam and Eve, and see the beauty and abundance of the plants that bore fruit and nourished the first humans.  

Contrast that with today’s world after the fall.…

5 Midnight Meditations for Motherhood

by Aubrey Coleman 

Motherhood is a journey, a delight, and a challenge all the same. Some days we may feel like we can do it all, and other days we fall flat on our faces. It’s a great privilege and a great responsibility, but we are remiss if we think we can do motherhood on our own. While pouring so much of ourselves out in service to our homes and families each day, we must not neglect filling ourselves up with God’s Word. It is the help and strength we need every day, and we simply can’t neglect it.…