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Secure in Christ: Soul Rest is Possible

Today I welcome my friend and Proverbs 31 Ministries author, Glynnis Whitwer, to share from her new book, Doing Busy Better. Glynnis is also giving away a copy of Doing Busy Better to one of my readers. Plus, she has free downloads for all of you! Here’s Glynnis: I’ve...

GIVEAWAY: Michele’s Story on LifeToday TV!

Those who know me well know I'm not much of a TV person. However, in the middle of my summer sabbatical, God surprised me. I packed up a small suitcase and a stomach full of nerves, jumped on a plane to Dallas, Texas, and recorded my first ever television show:...

Conflict, Lemonade & the Necessity of Respect

The conflict began with eight kids, a lemonade stand, and crazy high hopes. Of course, there was no hint of conflict when the Country Time was mixed with the water and ice. Nor was there any tension when I baked two pans of chocolatey cookies to boost their product...

The Agony of Intimacy

She excused her ten-year-old self from the intimacy of our family dinner table, consumed with anger. Indignation and frustration drove her to her room. After hearing her door slam, I put my fork down and followed up the stairs, pausing at the top step. Should I go in?...

4 Lessons I Learned From Doing Less

Sometimes less is the only means to more. In his beautiful book, The Rest of God, Mark Buchanan penned words that landed in my heart like a long-awaited invitation: The end of striving makes room for dwelling. {pg. 154} Today marks my first day back online after a...

My Recommended Summer Reads

You've heard it said: Leaders are readers, and readers are leaders. I'm now one month into my summer sabbatical, and you can bet that I've voraciously devoured a plethora of books. Often many different ones in a single day. I'M IN HEAVEN. Recently, a member of my...

Summer Sabbatical

It is rest that revives the soul for real life. And it is often rest we neglect while trying to live. As I mentioned in last week's post—Finding Life in the Fallow—I refuse to sell my soul for the sake of distorted definition of success. For that reason, I'm...

Finding Life In The Fallow

I came close to murder. Blinded as I was by brown brittle branches, I didn't see any signs of life. Thus, I reached for a shovel and gloves, ready to rip its lifeless form from the fallow ground. But when I pushed the mulch away to get a better grip, I noticed tiny...

When You Need to Find Your Way Home

[guestpost]ANNOUNCEMENT: For the month of May, the e-book version of I Am: A 60-day Journey To Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is is only $1.99! Can you believe it?! An easy idea for a graduation gift or your summer book club or Bible study. Get your copy at...

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