Faith + Me

How Lent Can Bring You Closer to God (Even If You Didn't Grow Up With It)

If you grew up in a faith culture that doesn't include rituals, the season leading up to Easter may be filled with confusing terms. Lent? Ash Wednesday? Maundy Thursday? What do they all mean, and why are they important for contemporary […]

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A Paralyzed Faith

What is paralyzing your faith? What issue are you hiding from the rest of the world? What is the prison you’re hiding in so you don’t have to face others or yourself? The truth is, we all have conditions that […]

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5 Tips to Revive Your Prayer Life

Have you ever felt disappointed in prayer? Does prayer feel more like a burden than a relief? Does your experience in prayer leave you feeling more worn out than uplifted? You are not alone. I call it “prayer fatigue” because I think many people experience […]

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Life’s Like a Spilled Box of Chocolates

This Valentine’s Day, my heart returns to February 14 2002, when I watched my daughter Victoria’s seven year-​​​​old eyes slowly scanned the Valentine loot scattered on the kitchen table. Pushing aside the small white envelopes that bore her name, treat-​​​​filled plastic […]

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When You Feel Lifeless

The wind was howling outside to the point of shaking the windows for hours. When the stormy winds passed, we assessed the damage outside and I was really surprised by how many trees in our back yard had fallen. I'm so […]

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The Lingering Love of Jesus

“He’s coming! He’s coming! He’s outside the village now!” As the words rang out through the grief-​​​​stricken shadows of her home, Martha let the small cup she’d been relentlessly scrubbing come crashing to the floor. Her brow was covered in beads […]

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