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Is balance biblical?

Free to Lean: Making Peace with Your Lopsided Life

A balanced life. It's a common mantra in our world today, with books, television shows and psychologists all proclaiming that we must find balance. Work-Life balance. Family time and personal time balance. Physical, spiritual, and emotional balance. And while I understand the precepts and the health that so many are trying to promote, I always struggled a bit within their spouted parameters. While what they say sounds good, is it truly what God wants for me? Is balance biblical?
Military Families Bible (box)

Supporting Military Families [Giveaway!]

Many of you are either military or part of a military family. Or love and support a military family.

Military Families BibleThat’s why I’m excited to introduce to you the new Military Families Bible by B&N Publishing!

This beautiful, imitation leather Bible (Holman Christian Standard version) includes thirty devotions and thirty prayers written by military authors for military families.

  • Seeking fulfillment in your life as a military spouse? This Bible has a devotion for that — written by me!
  • Feeling alone during deployment? Yep, a devotion for that too.
  • Need a prayer for trusting God’s provision during seemingly dire circumstances? Chaplain (Colonel) John Laing wrote one specifically for that.
  • Want some guidance to know how to pray for your solider, sailor, airman, or Marine to follow orders wisely and accurately?
Want to read more?
8 Best Books

8 Best Books of My Year

I know most of you are readers and like to hear about great new books or authors. Every couple of months I try to help you out by updating you on something in the publishing world.

In February, I listed ten excellent authors you may not have heard of, and if you missed that post, you can find it here.

This month, I want to share with you the eight best books I’ve read so far this year.

Fiction Books

207068521. A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker. Phenomenal. More than once I identified with the thoughts of the main character, although our lives are tremendously different. I love her interactions with Jesus, but more than that, I was particularly struck by her conversation with Stephen. … Want to read more?

The Undeniable Power of Scars

Who has a scar? Everyone above walking age, right? Who has a scar you are ashamed of? A dreaded reminder of some secret sin or absolute stupidity that you protect in the darkest places of your life. I have some of those scars.

Seize the Day? But I’m Exhausted!

Today I'm excited to welcome author Jocelyn Green back to my blog with her wonderful perspective on how to seize the day when life is exhausting.

When It Doesn’t Seem Like God’s in Control

What do you do when you don't have any idea what is going on? Several years ago, I was in the midst of a terrifying situation, one where I felt I had absolutely no control. As author Jocelyn Green recorded the event, "One moment Carrie Daws was walking to the kitchen, and the next, she was on the floor, vaguely aware that her shoulder hurt and that she was having a mini-seizure."

Hospitality is Not a Performance

I love the Faith Deployed community–a network of military spouses who join together to love and support each other. And I love Jocelyn Green who started it all, lovingly offering her time and writing talent to encourage where she can.

Today, Jocelyn joins us here to tell us the story of her first Thanksgiving. Okay, not her first Thanksgiving, but the first Thanksgiving she tried to put her best foot forward and create the perfect meal. Can anyone besides me relate to this?

Jocelyn Green


Green-3-thumbnailIt had started out simple enough. My friend Mindelynn and I decided to host the holiday feast from my apartment near Washington, D.C. for my brother Jason, and my boyfriend Rob. Then we added four more guests, and decided to really let our domestic talents shine.… Want to read more?

Encouraging Dads and Husbands

Father's Day is this Sunday, and amongst all the grills, new ties, and steak dinners that will be filing our weekends, I'd like to encourage you to think deeper. Think about your husband or father, the other men in your life . . . want to really enact some change? Then try one of these books--as in, YOU try reading one of these books with that man in mind.

Soul Talk with Jocelyn Green

Many of you know my love for our military, and military spouses hold a special place in my heart. So it a great honor to share my blog today with Jocelyn Green, wife to a former Coast Guard officer and author of several books focused on encouraging military families. The following devotion, written by Jocelyn, is an excerpt from Faith Deployed . . . Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives.