Faith + Me

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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One Word for 2015

Every year, right around the last of the year, my husband and I pray and ask God for a word, sort of a “theme”, for the coming year. We ask Him to give us clear direction and for some reason, it has […]

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The New Year’s Fruit Diet

For nearly all my forty-​​​​four years, weight has been a constant struggle for me. Picking up my views from magazines and TV programs, I grew up believing “beauty” meant flowing hair, sparkling-​​​​white teeth, and a pencil-​​​​thin body with voluptuous curves. Unfortunately I was a shy, chubby, red […]

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