Don’t Stop Living Loved | Lauren Groves

  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10   Waking up between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 am after an oddly realistic nightmare became normal to me as a teenager. Not easy. Normal. For years—and mostly my formative years—I struggled with crippling, irrational fear. Some called it a form of anxiety, and others called it being a […]

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The NEW Far More Precious Than Rubies

So, it’s been awhile. A long while actually. And for the first time in what feels like forever, I am sitting at my desk writing and it feels so good. Why has it been so long? Where in the world have I been? If you follow the blog on Instagram then you know that some time ago, I felt that God was leading me in a new direction, taking me through a new season and that I needed to prepare. Well– that season is here. Late […]

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10 Valuable Life Lessons From 2017

2017 lessons

2017 was quite a year. I found a renewed trust and intimacy with God, I found success with the blog, I blessed others as well as they had blessed me, and I experienced great love and loss. I’m sure that as you’re reading this, you’re nodding your head in agreement that we share a very similar story—last year was a year of ups and downs. In the ups and downs and bad news and good news, I picked up quite a few lessons. One night, I […]

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Encountering Jesus From Genesis To Revelation With The Jesus Bible

The Jesus Bible

So many of us have limited our Bible study to the New Testament but what if I told you that traces of Jesus can be found throughout the Bible from Genesis all the way to Revelation? I’ve recently started using The Jesus Bible from Zondervan and since I’ve started, my understanding of God’s plan to redeem his people through Christ has deepened. If you’re a long time reader of this blog then you know that I am a huge fan of Zondervan’s NIV Life Application […]

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Avocado Oil | My New Favorite Fix For Dry Winter Skin

avocado oil

I’m a native Floridian but since moving to Maryland about 3 years ago, the cold winters have really taken a toll on my skin. I’ve honestly always been a dry skin sufferer but there’s something about living in an area that gets temperatures in the teens that made things a little worse. I’ve tried every big name lotion and cream that’s marketed for dry skin but at the end of the day, I would still have a hard time taking care of my trouble areas. […]

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Tips For Dealing With Grief And Loss During The Holiday Season

The holiday season is such a beautiful time of the year. Everyone seems happy, we’re all in the spirit of giving and everywhere you look there are beautiful Christmas trees and nativity scenes. For most of us, the holiday season is fun and carefree but for many others, the holiday season is a sobering time where we are reminded of the loved ones that we have lost and the memories that we will no longer have the chance to create with them. I decided against […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide | For The Bible Enthusiast

Christian holiday gift guide

The holiday season is officially here and I am so excited to be able to give gifts to all of my close friends and loved ones! This year has been such an incredible year and in every moment, God’s Word and the promises in his Word have proven to be true in my life. I love to study the Word, I love to learn background information about the Word, and I know that I’m not the only one. This year I put together a mini […]

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