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10 Things to Remember When You’re Having a Dirty Dog Bad Day

Maybe you're having one of those days.

You know.

The one where you lost your keys, ran out of gas, juggled screaming kiddos, glances at a pile of bills, and there just aren't enough hours in a day.

Maybe you feel exhausted-like you're running on empty. Like expectations pile up but you're already spread too thin.

Maybe you are tired of arguing, sick of being left out, or weary of holding everyone else together.

Maybe your body isn't working like it's supposed to.

You aren't alone.

When you're at the end of your rope, wherever that may be, will you remember these powerful truths?

May they fill you with peace, hope, and joy today: Continue Reading...

Sunday Still: Who is God?

Margaret —  July 28, 2013 — 2 Comments

Sunday Still: Who is God?

“God is all-powerful, all-knowing, abounding in imagination, creativity, mystery, and wisdom. God is the source of life, strength, and goodness. God is immortal and transcendent. God has a plan and a purpose. Even when we question, disobey, or doubt divine love, God continues pursuing us.” –Margaret Feinberg, Pursuing God’s Love: Stories from the Book of Genesis Continue Reading...

#LIVEWONDERSTRUCK by your children

I loved reading your responses to how you’ve been wonderstruck by God. So many responses revolved around your children, nieces, nephews, grandkids, and more.

In Matthew 18, Jesus says we must be like children to enter God’s kingdom. When we pray for wonder, we express childlike trust and hope—we trust in both God’s wisdom and winsomeness and find hope in God’s mercy and mirth. Maybe the best place to rediscover the kingdom of God is bouncing on Jesus’ knee. [Tweet this]

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How My Faith Has Changed Since The Organic God

Over the last year, my friends at Zondervan have been hard at work taking the hardback version of The Organic God and bringing it to paperback. Since the book’s release in 2007, more than 50,000 people have been through The Organic God book and 6-session DVD Bible Study.

The new paperback version makes my husband, Leif, who carries the majority of books around the country to events, very happy.

But it also made me happy, because the re-release gave me the opportunity to take a good, hard look at the book and reflect on how I’ve changed since The Organic God over the last six years. Here are some areas of change: Continue Reading...

The Secret To Overcoming Your Greatest Fear

Zondervan just released The Organic God in paperback and eBook. Reworking the manuscript gave me an opportunity to reflect on God’s faithfulness and goodness. I thought you might enjoy the following adaptation from the book:

Several years ago, I remember reaching a financial breaking point. Though I was owed a lot by clients, they had fallen behind on their accounts and now I was falling behind on mine. Though I cut back on every expense I could think of, I still didn’t have enough money to pay my bills including the electric bill. Worse, I needed to make a tax payment to the government that couldn’t be delayed.

As the deadline for the taxes approached, I felt the fear and anxiety grip my soul. I began to pray, asking God to provide. For more than 60 days, I walked to the mailbox hoping and praying that a check from a client, any client, would arrive. For more than 60 days, I went home empty-handed. Two days before the deadline, I just couldn’t take it any more.

Exhausted. Frustrated. Broke on the outside and broken on the inside. Continue Reading...