Category: Tell His Story

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Tuesday 12th April 2016

when all you need is one prayer away — #TellHisStory

when all you need is one prayer away -- #TellHisStory

My alarm didn’t go off this morning, so even before the day began, I was already running behind schedule. In an effort to start my day out right, I tried to hold tight to my “quiet time.” It was the opposite of quiet. It consisted of me attempting to read a few verses while slapping deli […]

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Monday 4th April 2016

the secret to stop feeling like a failure – #TellHisStory

the secret to stop feeling like a failure - #TellHisStory

I always wanted the A. Anything less felt like failing. But back during freshman year of university, I unfolded my mid-term grade report, smoothing it out on my desk. That day, I found this fat D+ on the grid of my mid-term report. I was nearly failing math, and I took it personal. I felt a ...

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Tuesday 29th March 2016

What I Need to Know When the World Feels Dark & Broken — #TellHisStory

What I Need to Know When the World Feels Dark & Broken -- #TellHisStory

My father-in-law was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, a few weeks before the first tulips popped their glossy mouths open, toward the spring sky. Our daughters were six and three at the time, and they immediately asked us if “Bop”—as they called him—was going to die. The prognosis wasn’t good, ...

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Tuesday 9th February 2016

how to find your way home – #TellHisStory (book giveaway!)

how to find your way home - #TellHisStory (book giveaway!)

This did not feel like home, not at first. I was as Iowa as a girl can get. But I had felt destined for the city, not the farm. But home snuck up on me, when I wasn’t looking, where I wasn’t looking. I don’t recall the exact moment, but I knew I was home […]

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Tuesday 2nd February 2016

A Dare that Might Just Change Us — #The Happiness Dare #TellHisStory

happinessdare

Today is my birthday. My family says it’s actually my birth-month. I won’t lie: I know how to drag a party out. I think that one of the reasons I love my birthday so much, is because it gives me a reason to celebrate during a time of year that can feel heavy. By now, a lot of us ...

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Monday 21st December 2015

and the winner “actually” is … — #TellHisStory

mistake, Steve Harvey, Miss Universe

One of the biggest mistakes we can ever make is not admitting when we’ve made one. That’s what I was thinking this morning, as I watched news reports of last night’s Miss Universe pageant. Steve Harvey, the pageant’s host, had named Miss Colombia as the new Miss ...

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Tuesday 15th December 2015

A Very Mary Christmas — #TellHisStory

Come Let Us Adore Him

Feet dangling in patent-leather, I sat on the polished pew while the Christmas pageant director assigned parts. I held my breath, waiting as she called names. I dreaded this moment, for I knew I’d be instructed to serve as a sheep or cow. Each year, the director would assure us that those ...

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Tuesday 17th November 2015

what we all need to know when we want to give up – #TellHisStory

what we all need to know when we want to give up - #TellHisStory

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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