I do not usually “talk shop” on Inside Cup. If you are interested in blogging or writing topics I do discuss them a lot more, almost weekly, on my second blog, Peeking Beneath. However, blogging as a Christian is definitely different, and I don’t think enough people really talk about the topic. My first post giving tips… Continue reading 3 Ways To Engage Your Audience As A Christian Blogger
Sunlight streamed through the opened window as a slight morning breeze blew in. Standing against the sink water dripped from her hand and onto her face as she wiped her forehead. Dishes were done. It was not a typical morning for her, in fact, she hardly got up this early. But the songs of cardinals… Continue reading Morning Reminder | Flash Fiction
Anxiety is a foe that many of us have struggled with in the past and perhaps are struggling with now. I hope that the scriptures that have spoken to me speak to you today. (NIV) Phillippians 4:05-06, "Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but… Continue reading Anxiety | 5 Scriptures To Cling To
Today was an odd day with dozens upon dozens of birds in the sky, which is what inspired this poem. 🙂 I saw so many birds today soaring through the clouds. I wondered about their song and why they flew aloud. Was it the end of the times? As they circled like eagle's wings.… Continue reading Why They Sing
Originally written January 26th, 2017 Remaining Settled Welcome back to the blog series called, Layers of Prayer. If you are unfamiliar with this series, I recommend reading Layers of Prayer (Pt. 1)- Outer Layer first. It covers basic information of prayer before the explanation. Now let’s continue. The next layer… Continue reading Intentional Prayers | If You Haven’t Seen It
Today I am doing something new. We have a Christian author in the midst of our blogging community and she had recently released a book, Can't Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl. She is doing a blog tour to help get the word out, and I was really interested in getting to know her… Continue reading Author Interview | Allyson Kennedy
Thank you for being patient for 2nd Samuel. I will continue the Bible Summary until the last book of the Bible is written. However, not all of these posts will be in a consistent scheduled order. They take quite a bit of time to write, and sometimes I need a break between writing the next… Continue reading 2 Samuel (10) Pt.1 | David Anointed & Becoming King Over Israel (Ch.1-5)
I'm a plant in the window. I see all kinds of things. From rainstorms to snow to butterfly wings. People pass my window. Aloft inside their head. Faces stuck into phones. Hands clenched in dread. I grow from the sunlight. From the Healer's kind hand. Yet these same people have it but refuse… Continue reading A Plant In The Window | Midweek Inspiration
I know Sara in real life, and we as the community have actually been praying for Jackson since he has been born. Sara was brave enough to ask me to help her edit her story as she wanted to reach out to other families who may have gone through something similar.
Jackson’s story is one of a miracle baby. A story of how God provided and how His hand never left even in hard times. Please show Sara some support and read about the power of God.
And thank you, Sara, for trusting me with your story ❤
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
On July 23, 2017, my husband, Jason, was outside mowing the yard and I was eating breakfast. We had just had a “date night” the evening before for our birthdays and we were planning to relax the rest of the day. Something came over me to take a pregnancy test, even though I knew it was early, I couldn’t wait. There it was, a very faint pink second line, my jaw dropped.
I ran into the yard to wave Jason down. I dragged him into the house and showed him. We immediately started crying, right there in the entryway to our home. 7 pregnancy tests and a doctor’s appointment later, we had it confirmed, we were pregnant!
One Sunday evening, around week 8, I felt a rush of blood and instantly panicked. We called the after-hours OB/GYN and they told us…
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(I was not planning on writing today. But as I was worshipping God I kept having this strong scene in my mind, and I just had to write a piece on the message. I hope it speaks to you.) Raindrops fall down my face against the darkening skies. Sunset had not appeared. It vanished before… Continue reading The Lamp Post | Flash Fiction