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. […]

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Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Biblical? 3 Ways to Tell

It’s that time of year when the world is abuzz in new year’s resolutions, lists of new habits to adopt, and ways to be healthier, happier, sexier, and spiritual-er. The church does this too; it seems we’ve jumped on the […]

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Truly Accepting Things You Can’t Change

Recently I was asked to be a panelist at a parenting forum. One of the participants wanted me to share a difficult yet defining moment of motherhood. Quite easily my memory took me back to August of 2010. I had […]

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And Jesus said, “Yes!”

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” —Psalm 91:4 An article in National Geographic several years ago provided an interesting picture of God’s wings. After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, […]

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Experiencing the Gift of Peace

All my life I’ve heard Isaiah 9:6,7 quoted during the Christmas season: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be […]

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A Box of Socks

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” —Matthew 21:22 (NIV) I sometimes think my prayer requests are insignificant and unimpressive to God. After all, He is God. Does He really have the time or the […]

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