Join Me At the Hearts At Home Conference

Hearts at home

I’m so excited (and honored) to be speaking at both Hearts-At-Home Conferences in 2015! The Keynote speakers are Lysa Terkeurst and Dr. Gary Chapman (enter squeal here). I will be speaking in 5 workshops on two different topics: Other workshop speakers include:  Jill Savage, Karen Ehman, Dannah Gresh, Juli Slattery, Ruth Schwenk, Arlene Pellicane, Sara Horn, Glynnis Whitwer and more! The first one is March 13th and 14th at the Illinois State University (in Normal, Illinois). The second will be November 13-14, 2015 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN. You can find all the details over at I hope […]

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Let’s Go Deeper With God in the New Year

let's go deeper with God in the new year

Good Morning Girls – we did it!  We have completed our first fall session of reading through the Bible. {Cue Confetti!} We completed 8 books of the Bible and got a running start in the book of Psalms!  These are the books we have completed. Genesis Esther Psalms 1-22 1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John 3 John Jude If you missed any of these – no worries. The devotionals and eWorkbooks are all archived on the GMG Resources Page. Do you want to go deeper with God in the New Year? Then now is the time to plan […]

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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan & An Update on Alex

Alex's surgery collage

Alexander’s surgery is over and so far so good! Thank you for all of your comments, many prayers, encouraging words and stories – they are SO appreciated! Alex specifically wanted me to say a thank you from him.  He said it made him feel really good to know you were praying. So thank you for blessing my boy! He is home resting, with his foot elevated, iced and on the road to recovery.  He will get his cast on Wednesday.  We stocked up on books and movies, so that’s what we’ll be doing for the next week here in this […]

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Will You Pray For My Son and For Me?

Foot Xrays

Today’s Good Morning Girls reading is in Psalm 12. But I wanted to share with you something I am facing in real life – so if you don’t mind, just for today, I will bypass our reading and share with you a prayer request. My son has been suffering from pain in both of his feet for about 2 years.  He loves sports and I have shared some of the photos of him playing football, basketball and doing karate.  His pain has become debilitating at times – hence the feet in ice buckets after games.  I love seeing that smile […]

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10 of My Favorite Things

Christmas snowflakes on snow for congratulation cards and design

Most of my favorite things I don’t have pictures of – they don’t come in stores and they don’t have a price tag. – They include things like hearing my husband’s car pull into the garage – watching my children play together peacefully – looking out the window at the ground covered in snow – palm trees on vacation – vacuum cleaner marks in the carpeting – clean laundry –in the drawers! – a back rub – a letter from a loved one – a long talk with my husband and his listening ear – a memory verse said by […]

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The “Messy Beautiful Love” Book Club {Begins Here – November 3rd!}

Book Club Announcement

  I know we are all in the midst of the Making Your Home a Haven Series on Mondays and we aren’t really thinking about November’s Monday series quite yet BUT since it’s a book club, I want to be sure you have enough time to order your book before November 3rd! So here are the details: When: Every Monday and Thursday in November we will be reading and discussing the book Messy Beautiful Love* by Darlene Schacht, the Time Warp Wife. Where: Here at Why: Because marriage is Messy right? But it’s Beautiful too. This book is an […]

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When You Go Through Deep Waters

Overcomer Deep waters

I’ve been blogging for over 6 years and the emails never stop.  I love hearing from you all so very much and I read every. single. one. (I do not have an assistant ) but I am not able to answer every. single. one. I love reading your stories and meeting you via email but some of your stories – break my heart and some of your questions go much deeper than I could ever answer.  You see, I have a Bible degree – so I can answer your Bible questions – but many of your questions are more like […]

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Coming Soon…A Virtual Marriage Retreat & Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love Freebies

I am so excited to share with you the “Embrace Your Marriage” Virtual Marriage Retreat! I am partnering up with some of my favorite marriage bloggers every Monday in the month of September, to focus on our marriages! Each week we will include a challenge and links to the other writers so you can virtually visit us all! While we all hold the same Biblical principles, we each have our own unique perspective and life experiences. We pray this will bless you! Join me back here this Monday, September 1st as we begin! And while we are on the topic […]

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Do Not Be Discouraged When You Feel Judged

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I am still on my blogging break but I am in Dallas, Texas this morning at a Women in Ministry Summit with Kay Arthur (author of over 100 Bible Studies!) and Logos Bible Software. I had the opportunity to sit next to Kay Arthur and ask her many questions during breakfast yesterday. My mother has led her Precept Bible Studies for over 35 years. I am a product of Kay discipling my mother and my mother discipling me. So this was truly a joy to meet Kay, at the age of 80, in real life. I was also trained on […]

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I’ll Be Back Mid-August…


It’s time for me to take a little blogging break while I work on a new writing project! I can’t wait to share it with you all! I just love the the topic and can’t wait to have a little extra time to spend on it. While I’m away, here’s some links to things that might interest you: The Women Living Well Webcasts from last summer – {Seven 45 minute sessions featuring some of my favorite bloggers} – all posted over at! Join Darlene over at for the second half of the Women Living Well Book Club happening […]

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Happy 4th of July!

snowball 4th of July

Our  puppy is ready to celebrate the 4th of July!!!!  (a puppy update is coming very soon ) Our house is almost set for a huge family shin dig and today we’ll be making our annual Dirt Cake (recipe found here) which we always gobble up fast on the 4th of July. So while I’m preparing for our party – here’s some links from Week 1 of the Women Living Well book club that is happening over at Monday’s post – What Voice Are You Listening Too? Tuesday’s post – But Did I Share the Gospel? Wednesday’s post – […]

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Today It Begins!!!


  The Women Living Well 4 week Summer Book Club begins today! Join us over at!!!   There’s a bonus Facebook group created for extra discussion that we’d love for you to join too –just click  >> here <<.     I’ll be back tomorrow with the conclusion to our {Radical} Women –Living Well series. Until then, Walk with the King! Courtney

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