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Captivating: All Women Are Called to Mother

Captivating: All Women Are Called to Mother

To Mother As large as the role is that our mothers play, the word mother is more powerful when used as a verb than as a noun. All women are not mothers, but all women are called to mother. To mother is to nurture, to train, to educate, to rear. As daughters of Eve, all women

Friends With God

Editor’s Note: Billy Graham has spent a lifetime evangelizing those who don’t yet know Jesus, exhorting believers, and encouraging us to remember who He is and who we are in Him. Enjoy these two short devotionals from Dr. Graham’s devotional Our God of Comfort and Hope. There is a friend who sticks closer than a

Helping Our Kids Build Godly Friendships

I’m not a helicopter mom, but I am a protective mom. I freely admit I shelter my kids. Not from everything, but from a lot of things – especially foolish friends. It’s odd but sometimes we talk about sheltering or protecting our kids as if that is a bad thing. But as I think back to

Hopelifters Need Hopelifters, Too!

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “How do you fill your pitcher?” I’ll never forget hearing the speaker’s words as she finished pouring water into several glasses and held up an empty pitcher. I could relate to feeling empty after pouring

Women Supporting Women: When Burdens Are Too Heavy

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 Some plants — like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, hollyhocks, delphiniums, gladiolus — need extra support in order to thrive. Their flowers or fruits are usually too heavy for the plant to support, and sometimes that fruit could rot if it touches the soil

Difficult Conversations: How to Create Clarity in Conflict

Be Clear about “You” and “I” Any good confrontation takes into account that two people are involved. This sounds obvious, but it really isn’t, and it is an essential part of an effective boundary conversation. One reason you have a problem in the first place is that you and the person you want to confront

The Brave Woman Who Wrote the Book That Started a Great War

I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did His dictation. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe One of my heroes is a saint named Hattie. A mom in her forties, Hattie was sitting in church one day, taking communion, when suddenly she had a vivid vision of an old slave being beaten to death.

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