The Overflow

living in the overflow of God's goodness through every season


Art of the Christ Follower

Faith, CreativityWebsite Administrator2 Comments

In the mundane moments of perfecting the performance of Beethoven and Chopin’s lyrical compositions, art is happening.

In the pouring out of my heart’s convictions and thoughts into the wee hours of the night mingled with tears and peaceful rejoicings of God’s goodness, art is taking place.

In the conversations with other hurting souls and tight hugs creating a bond of Christ’s unity, art is impacting.

Journaling... For Those Who Don't Journal

CreativityJennifer Beck4 Comments

I am not the kind of person who loves to journal. There are people who love it and they are the people who have written everyday since they got a Lisa Frank diary in middle school. However, that is not me, I think the most consistent I have ever been with journaling was 2 weeks, maybe. Most of the time I feel like it is very much a chore. I get frustrated because I will only journal for a few days and then it's back to a journal free life. In theory, it is a great practice, but I can’t understand how journaling doesn’t seem enjoyable for me.

Apartment Decorating on a Budget

CreativityJoanna Chipman1 Comment

Decorating an apartment can be challenging. Not only are you usually budget-conscious, but you don’t want to put a lot of money into something temporary. On the flip-side, you want to make your house a home no matter what season of life you’re in. While far from an exhaustive list, here are some tips and tricks I’ve come up with, to do just that in my few years of apartment living.

Fall Comfort Food: Moroccan Beef & Sweet Potato Stew

Creativity, LifestyleKatelyn Severin1 Comment

Fall is upon us! If you live in the Midwest like I do, you know that some days are winter-esque while others still call for shorts and flip flops. Despite the temperature's mood swings, I have fully embraced this season as my favorite. Since I work six days a week, I try to find seasonal recipes that are not only delicious but healthy and low maintenance - this is where the gorgeous crockpot steps in.

How to Use Pinterest for Event Planning

CreativityAllison Whisler2 Comments

Pinterest has gained a reputation for being a major time-waster for women of all ages. The addiction to scrolling through endless 5-layer cake recipes, dream closet photos and design-your-own curtain tutorials is a common lament among women. While I have fallen prey, at times, to the perils of Pinterest, I have also found the idea-sharing website to be a useful and even essential tool for my job.