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Saturday 26th August 2017

For Your Weekend: Faith It Til You Make It

For Your Weekend: Faith It Til You Make It

I was an agnostic for years. I had this sense that there was a God, but I couldn’t wrap my mind around whether any of the stuff I read in the Bible was actually true. I wasn’t an unbeliever; I was more like a “wanna-believer,” because I truly did WANT to believe that ...

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Tuesday 22nd August 2017

How to Put Up Your Dukes When Happiness is Hard to Find

How to Put Up Your Dukes When Happiness is Hard to Find

When I was a little girl, I loved the phrase “put up your dukes.” I suppose that’s because I was a scrawny little Dukes girl, and it astounded me that such a powerful phrase could include my last name. I viewed myself as small, weak, incapable at times, unsure of myself in times of trial. […]

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Monday 14th August 2017

We can’t do EVERY-thing. We can do SOME-thing.

We can't do EVERY-thing. We can do SOME-thing.

This is one of the most heartbreaking photos I have ever taken. Take a look: When I snapped the photo, I thought I was seeing miniature pottery bowls drying on mats in a Haitian village. I asked our translator if I was correct. “No, those aren’t bowls,” he said. “They’re mud ...

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Sunday 13th August 2017

If You Can’t Find the Words, Preach with Your Feet.

If You Can’t Find the Words, Preach with Your Feet.

We were standing in her ramshackle hut — with the tarp roof — at the top of a hill in Haiti. The bare-footed woman who lived there had no shoes of her own. And in that moment, I knew what I needed to do. I took off my shoes and gave them to her. I walked […]

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Tuesday 8th August 2017

5 Ways to Pray When You Feel Too Stressed to Pray

Whispers of Rest, Bonnie Gray

  5 Ways to Pray When You Feel Too Stressed to Pray By Bonnie Gray I didn’t know that I was hiding. I’ve always been good at praying. Or so I thought. My daddy left when I was seven. I’ve always looked to God as my Father, my provider. I didn’t realize God wanted to be more ...

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