The Overflow

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


A Glass of Ginger Ale

Snapshots, FaithCarrie-Grace McConkey3 Comments

One day, about a month and a half after my seventh birthday, my dad and I took a trip to the grocery store. I don’t remember why, but we picked up ginger ale along with some other groceries. Maybe it was just a treat, or maybe someone was sick (ginger ale can calm the stomach), but whatever the reason, we picked some up.

Virtues: Skills of the Soul {part 2}

FaithMakayla StewartComment

In Virtues: Skills of the Soul, Part 1, we identified the practicality theology as the study of God and then started diving into seven virtues as C.S. Lewis points to them in his book, Mere Christianity. We noted the importance of these virtues as a way of living for us to grow in the knowledge of God and the image of Christ.

Virtues: Skills of the Soul {part 1}

FaithMakayla Stewart1 Comment

"To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice" (Proverbs 21:3). Throughout Scripture we are given many "lists of virtues or character traits that we as Christians are to practice (Romans 12:17-21; 2Peter 1:5-8; and Colossians 3:2-17 to name a few). Not only does living by them set us apart from the world, but it aids us in fulfilling our higher calling to be like Christ who perfectly modeled these virtues in His life (1John 2:6 and Philippians 2:5-11).

Ever-Present Peace

FaithMakayla StewartComment

So often we think of peace as something you feel once in a while. I have even heard it said, that when making a decision, you need “feel peace about your choice” in order to know if you made the right one.  We often ask God to grant us peace to live a more calm life. But what we fail to realize is that we are asking for a gift our Father has already given to us.


Faith, SnapshotsAbigail Phillips1 Comment

There was a time where I wasn’t leaning on God as much as I should.  I felt like I didn’t have the authority that Jesus has given to us.  Instead of praying boldly about my depression or insecurities, I would hide in my room, sometimes lying in bed all day because I was too anxious or depressed to do anything if I was off work.