Faith + Life

Ticked, Annoyed, Angry?

I woke up feeling fine. But my mood didn’t last long. Stewing over a situation I couldn’t change, I felt engulfed by negative emotions — I was ticked off, annoyed, and angry.  Grumpily telling my husband how irritated I was at the situation, he responded, “Well, […]

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Living a “Joshua 1:9” Life

When my daughter, Peyton, was eight, she was on a soccer team. She really struggled with being afraid of the ball for a long time, but I remember the day she seemed to have gotten past her fear and was really getting into […]

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When You Can’t See God at Work

While my children were growing up, our house was the one where all the kids gathered (the swimming pool and home theater might have helped!) but I always wanted our home to be a place where my children’s friends could come and […]

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Making Good on the Promise to Pray

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you…” —Colossians 1:9 Every day I receive requests for prayer. On Facebook, over email, via text message or phone call. A friend lost his job. Another was in […]

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Seeing Nineveh

“But the LORD said, 'You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell […]

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Learning to Pay Attention

When was the last time you got lost? It's frustrating, a time waster, and can stir up anxiety in the moment. But, what if the little mishaps that we go through are teaching us something greater? The winding road that leads to […]

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