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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

God Says, You Are Enough, Because I Am

We are a generation of women who have never worked harder to have it all, yet go to bed most nights worrying that we aren’t enough. We are constantly asking “Why?” We are constantly measuring. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, if you’re married, if you’re rich, poor, old, young, in college, or out of

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.

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 Best Way Out Is Through

To understand the Enneagram in its modern Western form and use, we have to remember that it was originally (and quietly) brought to the States by a South American psychiatrist (Claudio Naranjo) and then unleashed by a spiritual community (the Jesuits). With this context, it’s no surprise the Enneagram is largely framed as a tool

You’re Invited to the Church of the Small Things Online Bible Study

Friends, I’m so excited to invite you to the Church of the Small Things Online Bible Study with Melanie Shankle starting October 22nd. First, if you don’t already know Melanie (aka Big Mama at The Big Mama blog), you’re going to love her! She’s a Jesus-lover and Texan, with a fun down-to-earth attitude toward life,

Out of the House of Bread: The Likeness of God In Us

Editor’s note: Be sure to visit Preston Yancey at his blog to read an exquisitely raw and beautiful post about his journey of faith during the publishing of this book which happened to coincide with a severe crisis with his and Hilary’s son, Jackson. It’s no coincidence that Out of the House of Bread is

What You Have, Not What You Lack

Editor’s note: Jody Jean Dreyer worked for the Walt Disney Company for 30 years and in Beyond the Castle she shares one-of-a-kind stories and insights into what sets the Disney experience apart, as well as secrets to help readers discover their own “happily ever after.” Jody’s personal experiences and her underpinning faith help her to offer practical and sometimes

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