The Excellent Wife: Week 7 Homework

Hey wifey friend. As I was driving to our gathering on Friday, I felt the Holy Spirit begin to whisper to me. I was passing all of these gorgeous trees on my drive. Trees full of beautiful colors. Leaves turning browns and oranges and adoring shades of autumn. Leaves that, at any moment, will fall…

GATHER: The story of Kelsee Philpot

To the ones who are in the thick of tough seasons… How is that sentence alone even fair right? You just made it through the toughest time, got a minute of fresh air, and now you find yourself right back where you just were. Searching for hope, answers, next steps, etc. Does that sound familiar?…

To the girl who…doesn’t know what to do.

“Decisions are the worst…” One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTES EVER from one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIES: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Forget the fact that the girl who said this in the movie was having a ridiculously difficult time deciding what to wear out of her massive million dollar closet….

To the woman who…needs a word.

“Affliction” The longer I remain in affliction, the more glory brought to His name. The longer I remain in affliction, the more people see His strength and not mine. The longer I remain in affliction, the greater the reward. The longer I remain in affliction, the healthier I grow and the closer to Him I…

To the woman who…needs a word.

“Warrior” I find myself continuing to ponder on the truth of II Chronicles 16:9- “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him…” God is looking for the warriors. Yes, He does strengthen the hearts of those weak and wounded but He also…

To the girl who…is unloved.

Do you feel unloved today? Have you found yourself alone, longing for love but unable to see it, feel it, experience it? Are you the mom who’s walking this journey of raising your baby single? Has the man in your life, the man who promised to love you forever and always on that altar, left…

To the girl who…is walking through a trial.

Lately I’ve found myself flipping over to the book of James every time I sit down with the Lord. I feel like I’m betraying my journey through Deuteronomy with every glance into another book, but I just can’t help myself. I don’t know if it’s the fact that my husband is in love with the…

To the girl who…wants a promise from God.

Promises are God given. They’re the fire that keep us, as His daughters, fueled and going. Promises are what push us, drive us, draw us to a deeper place with our Jesus. With God. Hearing promises from Him is what brings the excitement into the romance. Hearing Him whisper sweet vision straight into the roots…

To the (barren) woman who…needs a word.

In preparing for the arrival of two brand new little lives, my mom sent me a text one morning in May asking me for specific verses.  Let me explain. Several weeks ago, we found ourselves on Pinterest browsing through baby shower pictures, scrounging for some cute ideas. We came across this picture of a bouquet of…

To the girl who…doesn’t think she’s making a difference.

I remember walking through the hallways of high school for four years. I remember feeling the burden of my thoughts heaping guilt and shame on me. “You’re not making a difference. God’s not using you. No one’s noticing the “light” in you. So what that you’re trying to be nice. So what that you’re trying…

To the girl who…is tired of church.

To the girl who’s tired of this whole church deal. This topic has been on my heart for several months now. To be quite honest, it has been a little hard to sit down and write only because I have been through this. It really is such an overwhelming place to be. It is stressful….

To the girl who…doesn’t understand why this is happening to her.

I have found myself standing in the middle of a storm I never expected. I am now standing in the middle of the waves, knees about to buckle underneath me. I don’t understand why I’m standing here. I don’t understand what’s happening right now. Am I dreaming? Am I really facing this trial right now?…