June: Take My Life

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV). The song for this month was written in 1874 by Frances Havergal. This…

May: In Christ Alone

Happy May 5th. Yes, it is May 5th and I am just now publishing May’s planner. Since it’s late this month, I’m giving it out for free. Ha! Just kidding. It’s always free! April was a whirlwind and so May’s Planner got lost in the chaos. I’m currently in Michigan at my in-laws home, writing…

April: It is Well

I watched my Grandma’s eyes fill with tears as I played the melody to this beloved song. Although my Grandma struggles to remember many things, she had not forgotten the truths that fill this song. That sweet day when I sat next to Grandma and played my violin for her has left a lasting impression…

March: My Rock & My Redeemer

“O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Greatest treasure of my longing soul. My God, like You there is no other. True delight is found in You alone.” How sweet are the truths of these words? I’ve had this song on repeat as I have desperately needed to be reminded of the truths found in this…

February Planner: Behold Our God

January was quite the month for Andrew and I. I feel like I’m limping into February. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I think we all have those seasons of life. I know that for me, it’s very easy to start going into survival mode, shutting out everyone else, and just trying to…

January Planner: Glory.

Well hey there, 2018.  As I prayed about how to move forward with these planners in 2018, I decided to focus on one song each month. I chose songs that are rich in gospel truth in hopes that our affections would be stirred for Christ each month through these planners. I am very excited about…

Goals vs. Gospel

It’s that time of year again; time to pull out the notepad and jot down your new year’s resolutions. Time to list all of the weaknesses you’re determined to conquer. Then re-read the list, make sure you’ve covered it all (don’t forget to add flossing each day), and give yourself a pep-talk about how you are…

December Planner: “Oh Hear the Gospel Story!”

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth…For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” John 1:14, 16 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government…

November Planner: Tune My Heart

Have you ever played an instrument that requires tuning? If you have, then you know how quickly it can become out of tune. During the short season that is summer in Minnesota, my violin reminds me that, yes, it is in fact over 15 degrees outside. I tune each of the four strings on my violin,…

October Planner

CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE OCTOBER PLANNER I am thrilled about the theme for this month’s planner: the gospel! Everything starts and ends with the gospel. The follower of Jesus never graduates from the gospel, but spends his or her life finding endless joys in it. It is simple enough for a 2 year old…

September Planner

  Hey you! I designed this monthly planner just as a tool for myself and anyone else who would be blessed by it. The purpose for the planner is primarily this: to bring God glory. Now you may be asking, “How could a planner do that?” Well, I believe that our sole purpose in life…

Deep Grief and Fought-after Joy

In the past three months I’ve been to five funerals. While four of the five of those funerals were for patients of mine, and one could say “you knew they would pass away,” it doesn’t change the fact that I grieve their loss. My four patients were all patients I had since I started my…