Category: Books

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Tuesday 14th February 2017

On Valentine’s Day: The Keys to Your Happily-Ever-After

On Valentine's Day: The Keys to Your Happily-Ever-After

Milo and Wanda always sat in the same pew of our little Lutheran church, on the north side. And they were always touching, holding hands. His arm was often draped around her, along the back of the pew. Her hand rested on his leg. He dragged around an oxygen tank. She needed knee surgery. ...

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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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Tuesday 15th November 2016

Raising Confident Kids in an Approval-Seeking World (Book Giveaway!)

Raising Confident Kids in an Approval-Seeking World (Book Giveaway!)

Friends, I am so excited to have Kari Kampakis on the blog today. She’s an advocate for teen girls and has dedicated so much of her life helping them get in touch with their truest identity. Today, we celebrate the release of her latest book, Liked: Who’s Approval Are You Living ...

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Friday 4th November 2016

How To Find Joy When Your Story Isn’t Tied Up With a Pretty Bow

How To Find Joy When Your Story Isn't Tied Up With a Pretty Bow

It’s my pleasure to turn over my blog today to my sweet friend Melinda Means. She’s an author, speaker, and a true warrior. For her, finding true joy has been a hard-fought battle. You won’t want to miss her encouraging words today. A couple months ago, I traveled to Florida ...

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Tuesday 25th October 2016

how taking the broken way leads you to real wholeness

how taking the broken way leads you to real wholeness

A few dozen friends gathered at Laity Lodge in Texas one fall. It was a cool Sunday morning, along the jade-colored Frio River, and the morning light shone in just right on the communion table, with autumn showing off outside the windows. The pastor was a friend, Gordon. I don’t remember ...

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Friday 12th August 2016

if you’re feeling less than, left out or lonely

if you're feeling less than, left out or lonely

I do NOT like to admit this, because it makes me sound totally junior high, but I recently saw a Facebook status from an old friend that crushed me. It had this sort of veiled meaning, and it was cryptic enough to make me think that her words were an attack on me. I don’t […]

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Tuesday 9th August 2016

An Invitation to The Happiness Dare BOOK CLUB! – #tellhisstory

An Invitation to The Happiness Dare BOOK CLUB! - #tellhisstory

When I took the Happiness Dare, I didn’t take it alone. This dare has always been an invitation to all of us. It is an invitation into a rebellious hunt that will lead us to a soul cache. I believe the Holy Spirit is saying to each of us, “Pay attention. Savor the life God has […]

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