5 Ways to Help Your Teen Deal with Peer Pressure

“Don’t respond to the stupidity of a fool;
you’ll only look foolish yourself.” —Proverbs 26:4 (MSG)  Peer pressure is nothing new but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggested it is something teenagers need in order “to become adults.” 1. Make sure they […]

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God-​​Shaped Prayers

Sometimes we pray as if prayer is the means of cajoling God into releasing His carefully hoarded riches. What makes prayer work the way God says it will work? How can we experience the power in prayer that Scripture promises? “Prayer is […]

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Learning to Pay Attention

When was the last time you got lost? It's frustrating, a time waster, and can stir up anxiety in the moment. But, what if the little mishaps that we go through are teaching us something greater? The winding road that leads to […]

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5 Strategies to Survive and Thrive Amidst Change

As a moderate control freak, I’m learning to trust God in the midst of change. The transformation began when two leg injuries within 10 days landed me in a wheelchair, unable to walk or drive. Prior to the injuries, my entire year’s calendar […]

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Creating Quiet Time

My husband and I left right after church on Sunday and drove to Northern California to rest and re-​​​​group. While life and ministry have been wonderful, they’ve also been demanding and we know ourselves well enough that we need to pull […]

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3 Ways Adoption Mirrors My Relationship with Christ

There are approximately 147 million orphans in the world today. I was one of those orphans until I was 18 months old and was adopted by my mom and dad. Being adopted and having a relationship with Christ has impacted me in so many […]

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