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It’s a Miracle!

It’s a Miracle!

Editor’s note: In Dear Deb, author Margaret Terry shares the letters she wrote to her friend Deb who was battling cancer. Letters of encouragement turned into a deepening friendship… and faith. Enjoy this excerpt from Dear Deb. * Dear Deb, Ever since I can remember, I have loved magic. As a little girl, I ooohed

Prayer: A Special Nighttime Ritual

Motherhood crept up on me. I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a lot of babies, much less taught how to care for little ones. I followed my doctors advice and actually didn’t read any parenting books

Love That Lasts: What Makes You Beautiful

Editor’s note: Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke are on a mission to help marriages — from newlyweds to long-time couples. In their new book Love That Lasts they tackle some of the lies that trip us up and focus on God’s design for rich and fulfilling marriage. * I had an eating disorder for six years.

Storming Heaven

The Power of Desperate Prayer One Tuesday, while kneeling in my usual spot during our noon prayer meeting, I heard a woman’s voice to my left. Her head was in her hands, and she was praying softly. But something about the way she prayed caught my attention. She was talking to God as if He

Church of the Small Things: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Became a Mom

The Bible says, “Point your kids in the right direction — when they’re old they won’t be lost” (Proverbs 22:6 MSG), which means it’s our job to give them what is basically a road map for life. It takes work and perseverance and dedication to raise our kids. It takes sacrifice and commitment and dying

After We Die: What Will Our Resurrected Bodies Be Like?

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday’s from Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this week’s devotion from Randy Frazee. Note the audio devotion is shorter than the excerpt. After We Die: What Will Our Resurrected Bodies Be Like? Here is a question whose answer I know lots of people are

Laughter Through Tears is the Best Emotion

I met Melanie Shankle on the internet. I laugh as I write that, but it’s true. She and I began blogging around the same time many years ago, and fortunately for me, we eventually crossed paths in real life. I felt an immediate connection to Melanie, not just because we were both tackling the brave

The Daniel Dilemma: Core Convictions Shape the Way We Live Our Lives

Convictions require you to decide what’s right ahead of time. They’re not based on what feels good or seems right in the moment. They are, instead, the unmovable foundation upon which our lives are built. We don’t need to be mean or judgmental when we share them with others, but we do need to be

Raising Kids That Choose Joy

Choose joy. I say it all the time: to myself, to my friends and especially to my children. But is it as easy as that? I dare say it is not. In my book, Raising Uncommon Kids, I wrote about how I’ve struggled throughout my years as a parent to redefine our priorities and model

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