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Count Sheep: Routines for Deep Sleep

Count Sheep: Routines for Deep Sleep

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. — Ralph Waldo

The Hard Truth About Hard Work

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. — Galatians 6:9 Recently my husband, Michael, and I had a contractor doing some work in our basement, and that contractor said something I’ll never forget: “Hard work isn’t something this

Who Do I Surrender To?

A Great, Good, Trustworthy God Let’s say you need an operation on your heart. You can’t do it yourself, obviously. You’re going to have to trust a professional to open you up and fix whatever is wrong. You probably have a few criteria for someone who will crack your chest and take your heart in

You’re Invited to the I Give Up Online Bible Study

Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. – Jesus, in Matthew 10:39 (NIV) The more we take our lives and place them before God, the more we will be changed from the inside out. ~ Laura Story Surrender. Oh my, it’s so hard, isn’t

Fiction Friday: Amy Clipston

Editor’s Note: It’s Fiction Friday! And Amy Clipston fans, Amish fiction fans, are going to rejoice! Here are some terrific reads for this month. What’s on your bedside table? The Beloved Hope Chest  The final book in Amy Clipston’s acclaimed Amish Heirloom series — and both a Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestseller! “Clipston has woven

Checkered Pasts Don’t Check You Off God’s List

The journey to become Missy’s mama started when I was seventeen years old, when Cindy Whelchel — my best friend in high school — and I led our youth group Bible study through the theme of adoption in Scripture. We made a pact to adopt babies that no one else wanted when we grew up. We were as sincere as

Depression: Fighting Dragons

Being the Hunted What did Jesus call people who were attacked by dragons, regardless of the righteous way they were conducting their lives? Jesus called these people normal. Jesus made a few promises about what would happen to us, regardless of our faith. Here is what Jesus promised those who love Him the most: In

Sleeping with the Enemy

Know When to Let Go An integral part of being angry and not sinning is knowing when to let go of your anger. Perpetuating anger perpetuates sin, which perpetuates unforgiveness, which intensifies the anger response. You no longer are dealing with each infraction of displeasure; you are dealing with an accumulation of many infractions against

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