Faith + Me

A Mother's Heart

I've often thought about what a blessing it would have been to be chosen by God to carry His Son, Jesus.  When Mary's cousin, Elizabeth, saw Mary and understood that she was carrying the Messiah, she said "Blessed are you among […]

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Early Morning Brave

It was dark and the clock read 4 a.m., but I couldn’t sleep. Perhaps it was the hotel bed. Or maybe all the coffee I'd downed the day before. Whatever the case was, slumber was far from me. For a while, I fought the awakeness, […]

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When Willpower Isn’t Enough

Life wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. As a red-​​​​haired, freckle-​​​​faced little girl, my childhood dreams included being a cheerleader, driving a fancy car, wearing sparkly things. However, my story did not progress as I had planned. My young adult reality would have made for […]

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Why You Should Get Unbusy

A few years ago I read this question on a website: “Why is being unbusy never as good of an excuse as being busy?” The writer submitted that they are equally important. And I agree. There’s a common misconception in the world, that unless […]

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Choosing an Attitude of Gratitude

“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” —Colossians 3:5 We live in a “stuff” driven world where it does not seem to matter how much we […]

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The Benefits of Actually Knowing God’s Word

Recently I threw out a question on Facebook: “Why do you read the Bible? What’s your motivation?” I must admit, I was a bit surprised at the outpouring of enthusiastic responses. If you’ve ever thought the Bible had nothing to say to you personally, read […]

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