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Tailor Made: The Authentic You

Tailor Made: The Authentic You

The authentic self is soul made visible. — Sarah Ban Breathnach 1 We are the most at ease when no one is watching. We are free to be ourselves and act the way we feel at the moment when no one is there to judge us. When I took my daughter, Holly, to her first

Insecurity and the Runaway Bride: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

You know Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride? Surely you do. Man, I hope you do. That Julia, goodness gracious, she’s the cutest. But she’s a tiny bit of a head case in Runaway Bride. The story goes that she’s this woman who has been engaged three times, has left all her fiancés at the altar, and

Raising Kids to be Super Heroes for God

Before we were born, God lovingly envisioned us in His mind’s eye. He created us for a purpose. He crafted special plans for each of our lives (Jeremiah 1:5, 29:11; Ephesians 2:10). Although we live in a broken world that constantly tempts us to forget who we are, to set aside our spiritual gifts, and

You Can Have The Life You’ve Always Wanted

Success in any field requires work, practice, dedication, and the ability to learn from setbacks. When something is worth our effort, we throw ourselves into the task. What makes us think becoming spiritually mature is any different? The Apostle Paul used terms borrowed from the sporting world. “Work out your salvation,” “run to win,” “buffet

She’s Still There: Fight for Your Life

You have to choose to be brave enough to believe that a uniquely beautiful life is still yours to have. And you have to choose to be bold enough to grab hold of the hope you have for the girl inside. The girl who’s still there. The girl who dreamed of — and deserves —

Unforgivable Sin: Does God Ever Leave Us?

An Earth Shattering Instant No one saw Harriet’s suicide coming. Two nights before her death, she wrote an e-mail to a friend in which she admitted that she was struggling with doubt but believed she was turning the corner. She even had an affirming conversation with her spiritual mentor the night before she took her

Remember Jesus

In what was perhaps the last letter Paul ever wrote, he begged Timothy not to forget. You can almost picture the old warrior smiling as he wrote the words. Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. – 2 Timothy 2:8 When times get hard, remember Jesus. When people don’t listen, remember Jesus.

10 Tips for a Joy-Filled Life

Dear Friend, I wrote Jesus Always, my new 365-day devotional, with a desire to help readers live a joy-filled life. No matter what is happening in our world, we Christians can find Joy in Jesus. I want to share with you 10 tips to help you approach every day joyfully. Each tip includes an excerpt

Do Your Children Know Just How Special They Are?

One of the most important things we can do as parents is to give our children a strong spiritual foundation to stand upon. From the moment our children are conceived to the moment they make their miraculous entry into this world, we can begin praying for and speaking words of life over them. And these

God Has A Plan For Your Life – And Your Child’s Life Too!

Has anyone ever asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Chances are, if you were raised in Western society, you’ve been asked that question on numerous occasions by relatives, teachers, guidance counselors, and other well-meaning adults who were eager to guide you on your journey to becoming a productive member

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