Category: Books

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Tuesday 17th March 2015

How Mommy Guilt Feels (Guest Post and Book Giveaway)

How Mommy Guilt Feels (Guest Post and Book Giveaway)

How Mommy Guilt Feels By Stacey Thacker Mommy guilt can cause weariness a nap won’t fix. It weighs us down and wears us out. It turns perfectly normal moms into women who are convinced they could win the prize for Worst Mom of the Year. I know. Recently I failed epically. I wrote something ...

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Tuesday 3rd March 2015

#TellHisStory: If You’re Needing a No-Strings-Attached Kind of Love

#TellHisStory: If You're Needing a No-Strings-Attached Kind of Love

Growing up, we spent a lot of time fishing for walleye. Dad would gas up the Lund boat, and then he’d gently shake us kids awake at dawn, despite my attempts to convince him that all the fish were still sleeping in because it was SUMMER, and all schools were on vacation – including fish ...

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Tuesday 3rd March 2015

How Being a “Good Girl” Hurt My Parenting (With Book Giveaway)

How Being a "Good Girl" Hurt My Parenting (With Book Giveaway)

How being a “good girl” hurt my parenting By Melinda Means A good church girl to the core, I grew up trying to win my halo. As the sensitive, youngest child in a loving, but dysfunctional Christian home, I quickly assumed the roles of family peacemaker and people pleaser. My mother suffered ...

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Friday 20th February 2015

You Need to Make Time for You

You Need to Make Time for You

I had lunch the other day. Which may not sound like a big deal, but it was. Trust me. Here’s why: It wasn’t a “grab-a-boiled-egg-and-turkey-from-the-fridge lunch.” It wasn’t an “eat-at-the-kitchen-counter lunch.” It was real lunch. The kind where a ...

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Tuesday 6th January 2015

#TellHisStory: Fight Back With Joy

margaret feinberg, fight back with joy

The January wind blew across the yard, a winter storm unfurling. Our friends stood on the rug inside the front door, shivering the cold off their shoulders. Their daughters’ suitcases and backpacks sat on the floor between us — along with a hundred hard, heavy questions about all ...

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Tuesday 9th December 2014

#TellHisStory: Dear God, I Don’t Understand (And a Book Giveaway)

Philip Yancey

I’m afraid of messing this up. That’s the thought running through my mind as I recline in the bed next to my daughter, who catapults hard questions into the inky hollowness above us. I can’t see her tears, but I can hear them. It’s the way her tiny voice wobbles and squeaks. I reach along […]

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Friday 10th October 2014

Why You Are on a Mission in Christ

Why You Are on a Mission in Christ

I’ve been hearing so much about The InScribed Collection of Bible study books. Have you heard about them? Each title touches on a subject matter unique to the needs and issues that women face everyday: staying hopeful, having an engaged prayer life, making good choices, living confidently ...

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Tuesday 7th October 2014

#TellHisStory: A Playdate with God (Or How to Recover Your Joy)

beans, harvest

A few years ago, Scott and I took the girls on their first snorkeling trip. We landlubbers were overwhelmed by two things: 1 – The beauty of this whole underworld, hidden beneath the cover of water. 2 – The magnitude of the ocean, compared to the smallness of us. We were so overcome ...

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