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You Were Meant to Thrive

You were meant to do more than just survive. You were meant to thrive. You were not meant to struggle to make it through the week, the day, the next hour. You were not meant for your world to feel like a weight, for the break of dawn to be the starter pistol for another meaningless rat race. You were not meant to be shackled by anxiety, worry, and fear. No, you were meant for so much more. You were meant to have life and to have it more...

Daddy’s Girl Or Boy

I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. Not only am I a child of the King, but He’s also given me a father on earth to care for me. Father’s Day is right around the corner. While I want to honor my dad on Father’s Day, I also love to cherish the memories we have together. Also, you should know that I’ve been a Karen Kingsbury fan since the beginning of time, so I am more than excited to share these great books with you! Always Daddy’s...

The Good Dad: A Call to Sacrifice

Picking up a Ken doll and playing with your daughter and her Barbie Dreamhouse sounds, well, just about as unmanly as you can get. It’s not much like extinguishing a fire that very well might burn down the entire Grand Canyon. But to me, the willingness to grab that Ken doll and play with your daughter for a while lies at the heart of true manhood. Look in the Bible and you’ll find that love, the secret to fatherhood, often gets explicitly...

Top 10 Book Gift Ideas for 2016

We love books! And we love getting books as gifts! Slippers are wonderful, a blender is so helpful, a puppy… well a puppy is a precious lot of delight and work, but books… books are like friends. Friends for a lifetime. As you’re preparing your Christmas lists, here are 10 titles your friends and family with love. Go forth and read! Made to Crave Devotional —Based on the New York Times bestseller, Made to Crave, this...

Dads, Be the Hero

We talk about our moms as the center of the family. And in certain critical ways, they always will be. But as fathers we have just as important a role to play in the lives of our boys and girls that goes beyond carrying the family’s mantle of leadership. We must get back to the father’s traditional roles of provision and protection. A picture comes to my mind – a big, old tree in the backyard, an oak that spreads its branches across the...

You Are Never Alone

Do you ever feel lonely? Recently, I was at an event full of people. Everyone else seemed gabby and was effortlessly making easy connections with others. I just felt out of sorts. Someone had said something to me earlier that day that hurt my feelings and knocked me off kilter. It was one of those “I would really like to be at home alone, in a bubble bath, eating something chocolate” kind of nights. But I had to go to this outing, so here I...

Keeping Our Joy

And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. — Nehemiah 12:43 She waited until I had spoken to every woman in line. Before she spoke a word, I could see and sense her grief. With quivering lips and tear-filled eyes, she spoke words no mother wants to say: Please pray for my 15-year-old daughter....

9 ways to make time for yourself this summer

Moms’ Summer Survival Guide: 9 Ways to Make Time for Yourselves This Summer

  Woke up, got dressed, read the Bible, did devotions, prayed, drank water, brewed tea, made breakfast for the kids, got in a load of laundry, cleaned up the kitchen from the night before, packed bags for swim team, filled water bottles… and that was all before the kids even got out of bed. I thought summer was supposed to be relaxing? Two days into summer break last year, I realized I needed to make a change. After all, summer shouldn’t...

Are You On an Emotional Roller Coaster?

Elijah was afraid and ran for his life… He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” — 1 Kings 19:3-5 It seems that Elijah was a man given to extremes. He experienced powerful times...

But Peter Followed Him at a Distance…

Those who had arrested Jesus took Him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. But Peter followed Him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. — Matthew 26:57-58 I’d been a follower of Christ for just over a year, having dedicated my life to Him at a youth retreat. It was an exciting time of growth but also a time of sorrow. I lost friends because I had no desire to engage in...

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