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Say Goodbye to The Pit of Family Pileups

Say Goodbye to The Pit of Family Pileups

Pileups happen. Especially in families. That’s what happened to mine. That’s what happened to Keith’s. That’s the nature of family. The ties are so close that the same cord that hangs one tangles all. They say alcoholism is a family disease, but it’s not the only one. Both of my girls experienced some second-hand effects from

Storm

I AM in the Storm with You

The stormiest season of my life occurred when I was twelve years of age. I was old enough for baseball, football, and bike riding. I was old enough to have a crush on a girl, own a bottle of English Leather cologne, and know the difference between a verb and an adverb. But I was

Groomed: Overcoming the Lies that Shaped our Past and Stepping into a Limitless New Year

I’ve spent more than a decade working with American survivors of sex trafficking — precious young girls who, before they had everything stolen, lived a lot like my daughter or yours. When I first started working with them, I thought I was there to help them, but the more I listened to their stories, the

Prayer Helps You Forgive Others

“You’re worthless, and you’ll never amount to anything,” my mother said as she pushed me into the little closet underneath the stairway and slammed the door. “Now stay in there until I can stand to see your face!” The sound of her footsteps faded as she walked down the small hallway back to the kitchen.

Finding True Fulfillment In Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl

In this six session video-based bible study, Lysa TerKeurst encourages participants to trade going through the motions for the spiritually exciting life for which we long. Below is an excerpt from her book, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. Also, make sure to watch the free first session of Lysa’s study toward the end

No Matter What Your Past Is… Run Your Race!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. – Hebrews 12:1 If you read my story in Undaunted, you know that I was left in a hospital, unnamed and

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