The One Thing You’ll Never Be Able to Buy Online

Almost everything and anything is available to us through the internet. Entertainment. Education. Knowledge awaits at our fingertips. One click and a product from across the world arrives at your doorstep. But one thing still remains that you can’t go bid on eBay or have two-day delivered from Amazon Prime.

What is this gift? Continue Reading...

What to Do When Your Future Feels Flimsy

Two white, wooden rocking chairs move in rhythm on a crisp spring morning. The pinkish hues of dawn disappear as the sun climbs into the sky. My fingers clutch my husband, Leif’s knee. The back of my hand is marred by the wrinkles and sunspots I’ve long since given up trying to fight and learned to embrace them as the signs of a life well-lived.

My vision of the future may look wildly different than yours, but what do you do when circumstances, hardship, and trials blur your vision? Steal your hope? Continue Reading...

Need a Boost of Joy? Here's 1 Surefire Trick

The calendar flipped to November in a blink. Seven Saturday’s until Christmas. A handful until Thanksgiving. The to-do lists jog onto two, even three pages. Life’s abuzz with the excitement of the holiday season—a season of joy and gratitude and God’s goodness.

But in the busyness, joy can slip through our fingers. Continue Reading...

Preorder Fight Back With JoyDear Friend,

If we’re connected on social media, you may have heard that I was diagnosed with cancer and have been on a challenging journey.

To be completely honest, I was really unsure where the path would lead. I felt like my world hadn’t only turned upside-down, but it turned inside out. Nothing really felt safe and the last thing that I wanted to be was even more vulnerable than I already felt during the brutal treatments.

So I made the decision to focus on what God was speaking to me during that time and spend as many seconds as I possibly could with my family. The trade off was that I didn’t post updates about my treatments or details about my suffering. I didn’t want anyone to feel sorry for me and even though I felt so many people #prayforzero and was so touched by the outpouring of love- I also felt a little guilty.

Would people think that I was sharing because I wanted attention? Cancer does crazy things sometimes. But, in hindsight, there was something else that prevented me from sharing, too. Continue Reading...

Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans.

This fall, I've invited a few friends to share what God is teaching them. I hope their words are an encouragement to you as you continue to awaken to the joy and delight that comes with being a child of God.

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by Ted Dekker

AD30 is a sweeping epic of struggle and romance and betrayal set in ancient Arabia and Palestine.

But more, it’s a story of the empowerment and grace that breaks the boundaries of gender to grant a freedom and liberty for a woman named, Maviah. Continue Reading...