Hi! I'm Kim McGovern
My passions of course! They include the Grace found through Jesus and the never-ending mystery of His love, family – you know who you are, special needs advocacy – specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder and Alzheimers, and whatever technology train I am currently riding.
What you'll find here
The Bible is not a book of behaviors to be emulated but a story of God’s love for the world through the person and work of Jesus; a love that transforms and a love nothing can interrupt.
It is often a struggle to research and review group and personal study resources. The sea of new and interesting content makes it overwhelming and time consuming.
The goal of this site is:
1. To sift through that sea of new resources looking for gems to collect, categorize, and share.
2. To create and publish studies, devotionals, and discussion guides that reorient the heart and mind to the uninterrupted love of God.
3. To specialize in providing a diverse (interdenominational) collection of resources that view scripture as the continuous story of the love of God for the world shown through the person and work of Jesus.
(in)courage- Thriving as Nobody in an “Everybody Needs to Be Somebody” World
Thriving as Nobody in an “Everybody Needs to Be Somebody” World
In a world where everybody is told they need to be somebody, lying flat on my back and unable to move was not a position I considered optimal for thriving. In fact, with my eyes on the blades of an equally immobile ceiling fan, the only thing I could do was trace dust.
Proverbs 31 Ministries- Renew Your Mind: 40 Days To QUIET the Lies Inside Your Head.
RENEW YOUR MIND: 40 DAYS TO QUIET THE LIES INSIDE YOUR HEAD
Contributing author for RENEW YOUR MIND: 40 DAYS TO QUIET THE LIES INSIDE YOUR HEAD by Proverbs 31Ministries.
These devotions will help you:
• Exchange your anxious thoughts for peace and clarity as you cling to God’s love and His good plans for you.
• Discern the difference between biblical Truth and lies from the enemy, by reading Scripture, prayers and wisdom from fellow sisters in Christ.
• Rebuild hope around what feels hard and hopeless, with devotions created for you to read in just a few minutes a day.
Joyful Life Magazine- Every Day Joy Volume 4
Everyday Joy: Volume 4
Contributing author for Everyday Joy: A Collection of 100 Devotions from the Joyful Life by Joyful Life Magazine. (Currently Out of Print)
DANCING IN THE SHADOWS WITH THE FATHER OF LIGHTS:
Shadows danced across the parking lot as I sat in my car, processing the doctor’s words. White knuckled, I held the steering wheel, unable to move. I now had the answer to the question I had been relentless in asking at every doctor’s appointment – “When will this ever end?”.
Proverbs 31 Ministries- Encouragement for Today
No Tape Measure Needed
There is nothing quite like clothing to bring a grown woman to her knees. A simple closet-moving project had left me on the ground, clutching a cold metal tape measure to my chest.
Rachael K. Adams- Love offering series
The Ripple Effect of Living Loved
So you want to impact the world for Jesus—but your life feels more like a train wreck than a billboard for God’s love. I used to feel this way, too, until one young girl changed everything.
Her name was Leilani, Hawaiian for a heavenly garland of flowers. I felt an immediate connection with her bright spirit. As a teen mom, she knew what it was to be wrecked by rejection and cast out by the callous. Yet she also understood the joy of being loved by Jesus without limit.
Marnie Hammer- Hear him Loader Series
For When You Feel Beyond Broken
My heart sank as I scrutinized the drawing in my lap. “Lord, can I be any more broken?” This soul-care retreat should have been a recipe for rejuvenation. Instead, there I sat, beyond mending, like an egg’s shattered shell
The UnCommon Normal- Begin Within: a Gratitude Series
How to Take a Breath of God-Given Gratitude
Warm air tickled my ear as my husband pressed in tight. “Breathe,” he whispered, giving an encouraging squeeze. Consumed with what-ifs and worst-case scenarios, I was doing my usual—holding my breath, all the while eclipsing my ability to see the good engraved by God on the landscape of this special day.
Nature Coast Church- Rhythms of Grace
S.H.I.F.T. and Bless the World
When was the last time someone spoke kind, true, beautiful words about you–to you? If we are honest, it is not as often as we might hope.
The True Soundtrack of Your Life
If your life had a soundtrack what would that be?
Loneliness - It Will Eat You for Breakfast and Still Have Room for a Snack
We were made for connection with God and each other. The kind of connection that needs to be face to face and touches each other.
Bearing One Another's Burdens Beyond the Pale
At first glance, it seems like many around us are living lives beyond the pale of acceptable human conduct. We may not know exactly what that phrase beyond the pale means, but we all have become experts on determining when someone or something has moved beyond the pale.