Category: Books

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Monday 18th August 2014

How Your Biggest Questions Can Save Your Faith

How Your Biggest Questions Can Save Your Faith

My oldest daughter asks her hardest questions at bedtime, when we flop open the pages of Scripture atop her quilt. This night, the story of David and Goliath finds us. I read aloud about a heroic boy who felled a giant with one smooth stone. In the bluish light of her bedside lamp, I can see on ...

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Thursday 17th July 2014

At the End of a Long Week, A Bit of Encouragement For Brave Souls

At the End of a Long Week, A Bit of Encouragement For Brave Souls

I still remember twisting the phone cord around my index finger, while I waited on hold. When the federal official picked up the other end of the line, I’d ask him some really, really hard questions — the answers of which had big implications. The official had been avoiding my calls ...

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Monday 30th June 2014

What Your Heart Needs to Know about Your Feet … and Your Fishing

What Your Heart Needs to Know about Your Feet ... and Your Fishing

No doubt, there were fish in the lake. And the men went out searching for them. I watched them from the shore, pressing my hand against my eyebrows like a salute, to shield the sun. A loon cried its eerie cry. An eagle soared. The sun made that whole lake into one gigantic looking-glass of […]

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Saturday 24th May 2014

A Dozen Books to Inspire You This Summer (Plus a Great Giveaway!)

Emily Wierenga, Atlas Girl

 Twelve Great Reads for Your Summer Here are my top picks for inspirational reading this summer. (And don’t miss our four-book Summer Giveaway Bundle! Details below.) Spiritual Misfit by Michelle DeRusha I can’t stop talking about this book. It’s one of my very favorite faith ...

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Monday 28th April 2014

Ten Ways Your Small Yes Can Change the World

yes in my mess, rhinestone jesus, kristen welch

ometimes your yeses feel impossibly small. Other times, they feel impossibly impossible. Sometimes, you wake up one morning and don’t know how you’re going to do what you said you would do. And then you remember: You can’t. You really can’t do this. But He can. You ...

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Friday 4th April 2014

Some Light, Some Love, Some Music for Your Weekend

Some Light, Some Love, Some Music for Your Weekend

  FREE COPIES OF LOVE IDOL Several bloggers are giving away copies of Love Idol today. Enter the giveaways here: Outside the City Gates. Leah Adams @ Point Ministries. Patricia Hunter @ Pollywog Creek.        

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Tuesday 4th March 2014

Featured #TellHisStory Writer: Lucille Zimmerman (And a Book Giveaway!)

Featured #TellHisStory Writer: Lucille Zimmerman (And a Book Giveaway!)

A STORY FROM LUCILLE ZIMMERMAN I felt giddy and excited as I heard the announcement at church that Sunday morning. Our congregation was organizing a trip to Israel and, although I had no idea how we could afford such a trip, I told my husband that I wanted to go. We were a single-income family ...

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Monday 3rd February 2014

The Best Birthday Gift Ever

The Best Birthday Gift Ever

Our pastor always starts our church service with announcements. So when he asked on Sunday whether anyone had an announcement, I shot my hand in the air. Pastor called on me, and I rose to my feet. I had something exciting to share. I may or may not have looked a little bit like Elaine: […]

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