God with Skin On

"Greater love has no one than this; that one lay down his life for his friends." —John 15:13 (NIV) A young man who had been raised as an atheist was training to be an Olympic diver. The only religious influence in […]

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God and Pregnancy Disappointments

Stunned might be the best word to describe my husband Ted's reaction when those two pink lines appeared. The ones that screamed, "Your wife is pregnant!" We'd only been married eight months. Home pregnancy tests weren't something we anticipated on our […]

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When I Refocused My Gaze on God

It’s a new year, and in many ways, I’m already grateful to God for the things He is going to do. If I were still standing in the late months of 2014, I would have told you I desired nothing more than a good man […]

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Lost and Found: You Are Being Pursued

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a little boy so excited! My son, Steven, was seven-​​​​years-​​​​old and we were headed for Disney World! It was his first time on an airplane, his first time sleeping in a hotel, and his first […]

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The Secret to Confident Parenting

Parenting is a crazy journey. It can feel simultaneously wonderful and terrible all at the same time! I know because I’ve been there. I’ve raised four kids and now have five grandchildren. Most of my parenting journey was great, but I found that […]

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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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