Take the 30-​​Day Praise Challenge

“I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” —Psalm 34:1 Thirteen years ago, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I received a rather bizarre challenge from my mentor. Her challenge was, “Try spending 20 minutes […]

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Dealing with Pain: Finding Hope in God’s Word

The red digits on my alarm clock blazed 3:40 a.m. Nearly two hours had passed since I woke. “God, help me, please,” I moaned. “You created our bodies to need sleep, so please let me sleep.” Another hour passed. During that time, […]

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Setting Unrealistic Expectations

“Hey Mom, who’s coming over?” Peyton’s blue eyes were wide and expectant yesterday as she asked me this question. I responded, “Why do you ask? Nobody’s coming over, honey.” She paused, looked around and said, “But you’re cleaning!” Ouch. The house […]

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Ways to Help Your Child See God Each Day

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” […]

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The Absorbing Power of the Gospel

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” —Proverbs 15:1 We live in a fallen world in which we daily experience the pain and destruction of sin. There is anger, back biting, disappointment, impatience, selfishness, complaining, ungratefulness…the list […]

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Trusting God When Life Falls Apart

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 4:19 My oldest son was in 5th grade and needed a 20 oz. […]

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