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Let me introduce to my friend, Michelle. Michelle DeRusha lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with her husband and their two boys. She is the author of Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith.You can connect with her on her blog and on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

What You Need to Know about Your Work

By Michelle DeRusha

Madeleine L’Engle quit writing on her fortieth birthday.

That was the day her manuscript for A Wrinkle in Time was rejected yet again. Declaring the rejection “an obvious sign from heaven,” L’Engle shrouded her typewriter with a sheet and then promptly burst into tears.

The trouble was, while she paced back and forth in her study weeping and bemoaning the loss of her profession, L’Engle found herself busily working out a new novel in her head. When she realized she was essentially still writing, L’Engle made a decision that would change the course of her life. Continue Reading...

Let me introduce you to my friend, Megan. Megan Clinton Allison graduated from Liberty University and is currently attending Physician Assistant School at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. As part of the Extraordinary Women team, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know and love the Clintons—including sweet Megan and her hubby, Ben.

She has a passion to see young women find their identity in Christ, be set free, and live God’s dream for their lives. Megan married to the love of her life and high-school sweetheart, Ben last winter. They have a teacup Yorkie named Bella.

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.

Why You Should Celebrate Teenage Rebellion

By Megan Clinton Allison

God made a woman.

These words, taken from Genesis 2:22, are the heart of our identity. If God wanted to, He could have made another man, but no—He chose to make woman. And my goodness, was she very different from man!

Just ask Adam. One look at her feminine beauty, and he said, “Whoa . . . man!” Continue Reading...

Stormie Omartian is a bestselling author who personally connects with readers by sharing experiences and lessons that beautifully illustrate how God changes lives when we learn to trust in Him, seek His will, and follow His lead no matter what the circumstances.

The strength and transparency of Stormie Omartian’s message has driven her books to the top of bestselling lists and earned many prestigious awards. More than twenty-eight million copies of The Power of a Praying series.

Her latest books include Choose Love, Prayer Warrior, Lead Me, Holy Spirit, and The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children.

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.

How to See Yourself the Way God Sees You 

By Stormie Omartian

Seeing yourself the way God sees you is like looking into a giant magnifying mirror of your entire being.

But He sees you from the perspective of all He made you to be. Continue Reading...

Win a Copy of Fight Back With Joy Four Months Early

It’s been over a year since I received the news of the diagnosis. The last 427 days recorded are among the darkest, most heartbreaking, and painful I’ve ever experienced. Someone recently asked, “What it’s like?Continue Reading...

3 Things To Do When People Leave Your Small Group Small Groups. We’ve all been in one where the numbers continue to whittle down until it’s just you and the leader left.

But when you’re the one leading, what do you do if people start leaving yours?

Here are three things to do when people leave your small group: Continue Reading...