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Maybe You're Not Here By Accident. Here's Why:

Like elves darting through a magical forest, I keep catching glimpses and passing shadows that alert me to details I’d long overlooked or somehow missed. I keep finding myself asking, “How have I never seen that before?”

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When You Need the Courage to Face Today

Are you having one of those days? Your feet just hit the floor and you already want to climb back into bed.

Bills piled on the counter. That phone call you’ve been dreading. A jam-packed schedule. Kiddos who won’t stop arguing. Stuck in traffic. Waiting for treatment. Relationships hanging on by a thread.

We’ve all been there. You aren’t alone.

Friend, can I encourage you? No matter what adversity you are facing today, God will meet you there. [Tweet this] Whether you’re feeling vulnerable, lost, alone, or angry today, God won’t shy away.

Here are a few of my favorite verses that get me through those dirty-dog-bad days. [Tweet this] Read them quietly. Recite them aloud. Cling to these truths and promises even in this: Continue Reading...

9 Steps to a Guaranteed Smile (Plus a Giveaway!)

Here are nine links, articles, and videos that I just had to share with you this week. Oh-- and if you scroll to the bottom, you'll see this week's giveaway. Don't miss your chance to win!

1. You.Are.Loved. Listen to this today and be changed: [Tweet this]

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2. Overflowing joy. 25 Animals Acting Silly: [Tweet this] Continue Reading...


Lent 2014: The 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge

If you’ve read Wonderstruck or been following this blog, then you know that I’ve fallen head over heels for Lent. Over the last few years, I’ve come to believe that the 40 days leading up to Easter can be some of the most life-giving, perspective-changing, hope-filled days of the entire year—not just for me, but for you.

Lent 2014: The 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge

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 The Secret to Reigniting Your Faith

Over the years, I’ve discovered a secret to reigniting your faith—even when it seems impossible:  Continue Reading...