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Living in Tension

Living in Tension

This morning I made coffee, as I do every morning, and then fetched the morning paper, which tells you that I have not entirely adapted to the paperless internet. It was still dark outside. Walking toward the mailbox, I glanced at the eastern sky to catch a glimpse of the first morning light. I spotted

Growing Slow: Built to Last

The romantic in me loves autumn. The melancholic in me needs a little bit of winter. The optimist in me thrives with the hopefulness of spring. But the child in me needs summer. Summer, oh summer. Summer is a dip in the deep end of a pool and the smell of fresh-cut grass on the

Financial Freedom

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” — Hebrews 13:5 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But

I Checked In With God

Two years after Destiny’s Child ended, getting a starring role in a nationally touring show like The Color Purple felt like I had come full circle. And you know what? The experience was incredible, y’all. And the show was even better. Your girl even earned a nomination for Lead Female Actress at the 2008 Eighteenth

Fiction Friday

Fiction Friday: January Reads

Snowed in? Or just staying out of the cold? Perfect! Grab these fiction titles and curl up for a long winter’s read by the fire. There’s nothing we enjoy more than reading with a big cup of something hot and yummy! Get cozy with these recommended titles and — bonus — they’re on sale!

Reignited Fire in the Spirit

The first time I had ever been to my cousin’s house was also the first time we ever prayed together as a family. Unlike our usual family festivities, this get-together was a hard one to attend. We were here to pray for healing over my aunt who was just diagnosed with cancer. Everyone gathered together,

God Nods and Tree Stands: Where Is God

God Nods and Tree Stands: Where Is God

As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number. — Job 5:8-9 When fundamental parts of our lives are lost, when people and things we thought we’d never lose are suddenly gone, it’s natural to want answers. Why did

Cheering for Someone When They Get What You Want

I live in a home of athletes, raised in the school of hard work and dedication — literal blood, sweat, and tears. When your boys play football and you’re the mother who supports them, you learn early on to live with both the smells of their jerseys and the fears that require prayers for God

Max Lucado invites us to go deeper into the love of God.

Begin Again: Settle Down Deep in His Love

  May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. — Ephesians 3:19 NLT Pipín Ferreras wants to go deep, deeper than any person has ever gone. You and I are content with 10 or 20 feet of water. Certain risktakers descend 40, maybe 50. Not Pipín. This legendary

Breaking Free from Body Shame: Hope and High-Waisted Jeans

  Do you remember the first time you encountered someone whose perception of her body was not in line with culture in the best way? The first time you met someone who lived in radical freedom, acceptance, or abundance as it pertains to her body? Did you notice another mother playing hard on the beach

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