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Tuesday 17th January 2017

How Grief Becomes Gratitude + a GIVEAWAY

How Grief Becomes Gratitude + a GIVEAWAY

Are you feeling overwhelmed lately? Chances are, the answer is, “yes.” That’s why I invited my friends Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory to share a message with us today. They’ve written a terrific new book called Overwhelmed, to help people quiet the chaos and restore their ...

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Monday 16th January 2017

How To Deal With People Who Try To Bring You Down

How To Deal With People Who Try To Bring You Down

I got a nasty email recently, which is really unusual around here. Most of my readers are incredibly kind and encouraging, and aren’t the kind of people who shoot off mean emails at 3 a.m. I confess, I wanted to type back the most awful, non-Christian response to the meanie in my inbox. ...

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Tuesday 10th January 2017

One Thing That Might be Sabotaging Your Relationships + A GIVEAWAY

One Thing That Might be Sabotaging Your Relationships + A GIVEAWAY

You guys — I crave connection, like I crave chocolate. Or sushi. 🙂 But I have gone through SERIOUS seasons of drought when it comes to relationships. You, too? We all long for meaningful relationships – with friends and with God. But where do we start? Start here with this book: Craving ...

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Tuesday 3rd January 2017

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

For a couple weeks before Christmas, I spent most of my waking hours helping my parents, whom I love dearly. Dad was recovering from a surgery on his amputated leg; meanwhile, Mom was using a wheelchair because of intense pain in her back. We left the hospital on a Thursday, and we brought Mom ...

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Monday 26th December 2016

If you want to give up before 2017 even starts

If you want to give up before 2017 even starts

We waited, with hearts pumping in anticipation at the starting line. Then, the sound of a cannon boomed through the cloudless sky. It was our signal to start. And we were off, feet pounding across the grass as music blasted through the speakers.  Anna and I joined hundreds of other girls ...

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