Peace in the Storm

By: Kendra McClelland Picture yourself getting ready for a formal event with all your best girl friends. You gather hours before you need to leave to allow for spontaneous dance parties, light snacking, and welcomed distractions. Once you’re ready to go, you step outside, and there’s violent gusts of wind…
December 23, 2016

Warrior Women

By: Juliandra Durkin If you have been walking with God long enough, then you have probably experienced some highs and lows of being a daughter of the King in a war torn kingdom, planet Earth. Life is many things, but hard is definitely up there when you have an enemy…
September 12, 2016
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Ready to Go

By: Katie Messer While seated at a table within a crowded restaurant in the Middle East, Kaw-Thar quickly adjusted her black hijab around her face to hide a stray hair that had come loose before nervously asking her next and most poignant question, “All this is interesting, but who do…
June 6, 2016

Bible Verses for When Your Heart Hurts

By: Juliandra Durkin Sometimes it seems like life is an angry ocean, the salty waves crashing down without giving room to breath or space to stand. It can seem especially daunting when life continues in such a way for days, months, and for some years. But be encouraged, friends, as…
January 25, 2016

Coffee Shop Convo for Days that Hurt

By: Kathryn Messer Grab a cup of something warm and join me at the table for a comforting reminder of God’s security in times of chaos and heartache. Despite the chaos or hellish situation you may be experiencing, allow me to encourage you over a little cup of tea or…
January 7, 2016

Looking Ahead

By: Rachel Brown Christmas has come and gone (how?!) and New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching. In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s a good idea to take some time to reflect on where you have been (literally and figuratively) and where you want to go in…
December 28, 2015

Kneeling not Knowing

By: Erin Weidemann “You’re on a need to know basis and you don’t need to know.” I cringe. My mom used to say this to me all the time when I was a kid. I used to think, well that’s annoying. Now that I am a mother myself, I understand…
November 18, 2015

In a Spiritual Rut

By: Rachel Brown As we do in any area of our lives, sometimes we fall into a rut, spiritually speaking. We know God and we love Him, but for some reason or another, we don’t feel connected to Him. We feel uninspired or detached, and we’re not really sure what…
November 13, 2015

An Encouraging Playlist…

Hey ladies! We put together a list of some songs that will be encouraging and uplifting to your day. Maybe you can have a little worship session by yourself, with your friends, or simply listen to these songs while you study to keep you going.   Wait for Me, by Rebecca…
November 4, 2015

The Gift of Vulnerability

By: Bri Deutsch I love walking.  It’s during my walks that I connect with God on a deeper level.  And that day was no different -- it was a rainy, fall day and I was taking a walk on a grainy path trail that was littered with multi-colored leaves and…
October 23, 2015
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“I AM” is Here

by Christina StolaasNote from Anne: We don't normally post several times a day on Know Your Value, but in light of the catastrophic damages that hit the east coast yesterday when Hurricane Sandy arrived, it seemed necessary to add in a bit of extra encouragement. I love the verse from…
October 30, 2012

“Because He Cares For You…”

by Kristina FertalaLately, I have been seeing the fruit that comes with inviting God to walk with me throughout my day. It is easy to think that God only wants to deal with the heavy stuff in my life, that He only wants to fix my big, dark secrets, and…
September 26, 2012

Help My Unbelief

Below is a biblical story of faith and belief from Mark 9. It speaks to the power of Christ over all things, as well as the power of prayer even when our faith is feeling empty. 14 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them…
May 30, 2012

In the Quiet of the Morning

by Natalie Lynn Borton I moved to Austin several weeks ago and have been surprised by how difficult the transition has been. I thought it would be easy, smooth and effortless to live in such a beautiful and energetic place, but I confess it's been a big struggle for me…
March 23, 2012