Faith + Life

Lost and Found: You Are Being Pursued

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a little boy so excited! My son, Steven, was seven-​​​​years-​​​​old and we were headed for Disney World! It was his first time on an airplane, his first time sleeping in a hotel, and his first […]

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Be Still at 70 MPH

I love to travel. Take me anywhere! The long hours in the car are wonderful opportunities for my husband and I to chat uninterrupted. We also get to spend more time reading the Bible and praying. There are no limits on […]

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When God Smiles: Joy in the Face of Trials

This past weekend, I saw Nichole Nordeman perform at a thanksgiving concert here in southern California; one thing she said struck me — we need to be still and take in God. On a sadder note, one of the singers who was scheduled to perform […]

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The Treasure of Woman-​​to-​​Woman Friendships

“What do you mean — you don’t have any close friends?” asked Gene, my husband of four months. “What about me? I’m your friend.” I appreciated my groom’s attempt to make me feel better, but his words brought little solace. Marrying him meant […]

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Are Your New Year's Resolutions Biblical? 3 Ways to Tell

It’s that time of year when the world is abuzz in new year's resolutions, lists of new habits to adopt, and ways to be healthier, happier, sexier, and spiritual-​​​​er. The church does this too; it seems we’ve jumped on the […]

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The Gift of Meeting a Need (Part 2)

If you missed part 1, head over and read it now! Diving into winter coats, we headed out the front door to what I desperately hoped would not be a complete disaster. I prayed every step of the way, asking God to either […]

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