Category: Tell His Story

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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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Tuesday 27th October 2015

the five friends we all need — #TellHisStory

the five friends we all need -- #TellHisStory

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship lately, and what it means to be a good one. Maybe it’s because I have been watching as my daughters figure out how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of teen and preteen friendships. Maybe it’s because I went through a recent bout ...

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Tuesday 6th October 2015

six words that can make all the difference today — #TellHisStory

six words that can make all the difference today -- #TellHisStory

I don’t talk about the devil much. I hate to give him too much press or too much credit. But some days, there’s no way around it. He’s got to be called out for who he is: liar, liar, pants on fire.  Today is one of those days. Today is a day when I might be tempted […]

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Tuesday 22nd September 2015

If Life Has Thrown You a Curveball, Read This. (#TellHisStory)

If Life Has Thrown You a Curveball, Read This. (#TellHisStory)

I spent the weekend with a few dozen women at a retreat in central Iowa. I led three sessions, but also had a lot of time to sit one-on-one with my new sisters, praying with them and hearing their stories. Over and over, I heard the same theme through their tears: “I never ...

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Tuesday 15th September 2015

Stuck? Do the next thing — #TellHisStory

Stuck? Do the next thing -- #TellHisStory

“Let’s run a marathon,” she said. She propped her elbows on the table, and rested her chin in her hands. The restaurant’s candlelight danced in her eyes. Behind her, the moon cut a perfect circle through dead-of-winter’s velvet sky. My sister-in-law waited for my answer. I didn’t exactly ...

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