Giving Your Child a Heart For the World

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.” —Matthew 28:19 When our kids were growing up my husband did an incredible job of cultivating in them a love for the world. Often he would orchestrate “culture night” to teach the kids […]

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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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6 Words That Shaped My Life

High school was not kind to me. Although there are a few fun memories — cheering for the freshmen basketball team, attending a zany psychology class, passing drivers training — I’m glad I never have to return to those four agonizing years again. Ever. Mostly my adolescent days were filled […]

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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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5 Keys to Surviving Crisis as a Couple

My husband Gene and I were married only three years when crisis struck. We were living in Nepal at the time, working for a Christian mission. Gene was overseeing a hospital construction project and I was a pregnant stay-​​​​at-​​​​home mom caring for our 20-​​​​month-​​​​old son. […]

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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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