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3 Questions to Ask Before Offering Advice

Her Facebook post was meant to be humorous, not a solicitation for advice. Instead, a comedic head-nod to all the new-year weight-watchers who were already weary of salad. Which was just about everyone. Thus she posted a hilarious quip from her recent class on weight...

A Worship That Costs Everything

I sat in the fourth row from the front, right hand side of the center aisle. The lights of the church’s worship center had been dimmed while white-hot spot lights flooded a stage filled with musicians. There was a time I’d been one of them, not all that long ago. A...

When You Have No Idea What to Do Next

[guestpost]Today I've invited a friend to dive into raw and difficult subject, one that sits painfully close to my heart. Her willingness to expose the complicated pieces of her own story lends you and I courage to authentically wrestle with our own. And the longer I...

Best Of Books: 2017 Edition

[guestpost]Merry Christmas, friends. Advent has begun, the days of preparation for the coming of our Salvation. Jesus, our God WITH us. But although this is certainly Good News, I know there are many who struggle to celebrate this season. In other words, Christmas is...

A Sweet Sale: The I Am Holiday Gift Bundle

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! If we've known each other for any length of time, you know Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday of the year. What's better than circling up with friends and family and savoring the abundant gift of this one beautiful life?...

You are Incredibly Loved and Made for More

[guestpost]Today I'm welcoming my sweet friend Suzie Eller to the blog. Suzie is a prolific and well-loved Proverbs 31 speaker and author, and today I've invited her to share a snippet from her new book Come With Me Devotional: A Year Long Adventure in Following...

Shutting Down The Comparison Game

Comparison tempts at the most inopportune times. For example, when you're launching a big project or trying something new and risky. When you're meeting new friends and desire to fit in. Rather than feeling a boost of confidence, you glimpse someone else doing it...

The Hard and Beautiful Work of Waiting

We weren’t prepared. None of us. Some things take more time than we want to allow, require waiting and space and time to do what they’re supposed to do. When we rush the process and set our own time tables, we think we’re creating our own success. In reality, we’re...

The Worth No One Can Take Away

I was twenty-something years old. Perhaps that fact alone bought my silence. I was old enough to know better, big enough to enforce a "no." Instead, I didn't know I had any options. Doubted I was worth it. Thus, I stayed silent. After all, he never touched me. And he...

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