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The Uncommon Cure for Anxiety and Fear

Did you know one of the most common prayer requests I receive circles around fear? Fear over job security. Fear over finances. Fear over broken marriages—or perpetual singleness. Fear over diagnosis. Fear over kiddos. We live in an anxiety-laden culture—fear lurks in...

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The One Prayer You Need to Pray Today

On far too many days I read the Bible and don’t connect. It feels flat. Cold. Distant. The pages may contain timeless tales, but they feel boring. Flat. Stiff. They feel written endless miles away, in distant cultures, far off lands, a way of life I can’t relate to no...

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3 Ideas to Entertain your Kids and Grandkids This Summer

Confession: I love being a Super-Aunt Mawwget to some beloved kiddos. On some of my favorite days, you’ll find me nestled up with my dear friend Jess’ snuggly little four-year-old. All the while Hershey looks on with disdain. So many of my friends are super mommas and...

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How to Change One Life for Generations to Come

How to Change One Life for Generations to Come

I knew it was going to be dark, but nothing could have prepared me for this. This week, I traveled half-way around the world to better understand cultural slavery and the sex industry in Thailand. On the outside, Bangkok is a bustling city, but when the sun goes down,...

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What If God Gave You Everything You Ever Wanted?

What If God Gave You Everything You Ever Wanted?

Sometimes my prayers look like a laundry-list of to-dos. Like a 7-year-old who creates their Christmas wish-list in July, I stack request after request to God. Dear God, Mend. Heal. Redeem. Release. Forgive. Provide. Bring. Carry. Choose. Give. Fix. Help. Make. Do....

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Here’s How to Recognize God’s Presence Today

Here’s How to Recognize God’s Presence Today

I don’t know about you, but on so many days I wish God would show his face, speak up so I could be sure, draw an arrow on the ground so I know the way. I find myself frustrated with the lack of direction… with the lack of God’s tangible presence… with my lack of...

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Little Known Lessons from Scripture

My friends will tell you I’m a lot like Dora-the-Explorer meets Dory from Finding Nemo. I love adventures… and I call Leif for help finding the cell phone…. That I used to call him. *Facepalm* One of my favorite adventures still haunts me today. I spent a year with...

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How to Find God When God Disappears

How to Find God When God Disappears

Sometimes I let my mind wander to the ways God could have answered Job during his pain, loss, and hardship. God could have worn an academic hat and explained in theological terms why bad things happen to a good person. God could have secured a helmet on and described...

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Here’s How to Make the Bible Come Alive Again

Are you tired of going through the motions of faith? Is your tank running on empty? Are you crying out to God and only hearing silence? Do you ache to feel God’s presence? Let’s be honest. We all go through days, months, even years, when God feels 10,000 miles away....

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When Mother’s Day Isn’t What You Expect

When Mother’s Day Isn’t What You Expect

Mothering comes in all shapes and sizes, forms and facets. Some of you are super-mommas, step mommas, grand-mommas, spiritual mommas, dads-who-play-mom-and-dad, single mommas, foster mommas, super-aunts, bio-mommas, pet mommas, mommas-by-adoption. Mother’s Day can be...

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