Faith + Me

Reactive or Effective: How to Keep Your Cool

I threw a spoon across the kitchen the other day. It felt good for about two seconds and then regret sank in. My girls had been screaming and picking on each other all afternoon and I had reached my limit. “She's looking […]

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Unsung Heroes: Being a Role Model Outside the Spotlight

I bet most of you have never heard about Jonathan slaying a giant in the Bible, yet here it is: “And there was a again a war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand, and […]

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Daddy’s Girl

Ever view a talk show featuring parent-​​​​child reunions? The audience is offered a front row seat to the first smiles of two people who had for various reasons been separated from one another. Clapping through tears, the host wraps up the episode […]

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Learning to Trust God

This weekend we packed up and moved several loads from our rental home to our new home. As we packed, moved, loaded, and prepared, our dog Buddy was getting nervous. He kept watching us pack things up and walk out […]

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Love Covers All

A regular brouhaha erupted in the backyard. My three little ones, two six year olds and one seven year old, sounding like a 2 a.m. bar brawl. She isn’t sharing! He’s being mean to me! You’re not my friend anymore! Head throbbing and […]

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God-​​Shaped Prayers

Sometimes we pray as if prayer is the means of cajoling God into releasing His carefully hoarded riches. What makes prayer work the way God says it will work? How can we experience the power in prayer that Scripture promises? “Prayer is […]

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