Faith + Life

Mary: Devoted to God's Plan

In the life of faith, we often hear that the hardest step to take is the very first one. Mary’s story opens with such a step: Without warning or invitation, the angel Gabriel appears and announces that she will be the […]

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An Update from the Faithlife Women Conference

We had an incredible first day here at the Faithlife Women Conference! Gwen Smith led us in worship, Angela Thomas spoke on peace, and we finished up the day with breakout sessions from Kendra Smiley, Arlene Pellicane, Gwen Smith, and […]

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Kendra Smiley Book Bundle Giveaway

Kendra Smiley has donated five copies of Live Free, Be the Parent, Journey of a Strong-​​Willed Child, and Do Your Kids a Favor: Love Your Spouse. Five lucky winners will win this bundles of books signed by Kendra herself! These books are […]

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Ziplining for the Love of God

One Saturday afternoon, on a break from speaking at an Austin conference center, I followed a group of conferees down to the lake to watch them zipline across it. One by one, each of these limber, young women geared up in a harness and […]

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Growing Wiser with Age

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26). I met the most amazing 97-​​year-​​old woman while speaking at a Laugh Out Loud with God  women’s conference. She was […]

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God’s Favorite Child

Did you ever wonder why you aren’t God’s favorite child? Have you ever questioned, looking at others and then yourself, whether God loves you as much as them? I’m just being honest here. When your life doesn’t turn out the […]

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