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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...

5 Reasons The Church Today Needs Matthew Paul Turner & Our Great Big American God

I’ve known Matthew Paul Turner for more than a decade.

We co-wrote Everything Twenties and 20 Things You Should Read together years ago. I remember his short-lived stint as an editor at CCM. Over the years, I’ve watched him grow and mature as a writer, editor, thinker, husband, father, and follower of Jesus. I’ve also had the privilege of watching Matthew—even from a distance—grow into who He was always meant to be—a provocative thought leader.

That said, I’ve never met anyone who has read much of Matthew Paul Turner, his wildly popular blogs, or his books including Churched and Hear No Evil that hasn’t gotten fire-engine-red faced angry. I’m sure that person exists.

Along with fairies, elves, and Sasquatch.

If you’ve read MPT for years and never once had your nose flare, show yourself. Then go to a doctor. You may not have a pulse.

This week, I read his newest book, Our Great Big American God, which provides a travelogue of God from the time He crossed the Atlantic until He arrived in what has become jesUSAMERICA. Beautifully written, Turner forces us to look at how Christianity has been influenced by nationalism, the economy, politics, entertainment, greed, agendas, and the history we prefer to ignore.

In his trademark playful style, some of Turner’s observations made me wince, others left me fuming, still others proved aha! moments. Some vignettes, much like a Gladwell book, only provided a sliver of the true tale, but still a shard we need to be aware of—even if it’s doubtful, questionable, or suspicious.

The reason the church today needs Matthew Paul Turner so much is because:

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