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Restless Study Week 3 — What Are Your Gifts?

Restless Study Week 3 — What Are Your Gifts?

Jennie’s right. This is hard. I’ve avoided writing about this week’s Restless study lesson for three days. They that know God will be humble; they that know themselves cannot be proud. — John Flavel I don’t want to talk about gifts. Because, the thing is, I know myself fairly well. And, honey, it isn’t pretty. My

Are You Ready for the 21-Day Financial Fast?

If you want to be rich, change. Grow. Get organized. Make the decision that you want to prosper. Those are the lesson I’ve learned since I first created the 21-day financial fast. At the time, I was fasting from food when it occurred to me that the same concept of discipline and self-denial might be applied to people’s finances.

Restless Study Week 2 — God’s Story

This week I had the privilege of being a part of something absolutely miraculous and gorgeous. Messy, painful, broken, agonizing, and so, so beautiful. Along the way, I discovered that you can actually grieve and giggle at the same time. An agnostic Muslim friend I’ve not seen in 26 years shared her heartbreak with me.

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Emotional Dos and Don’ts in Dating

Building trust in a slow and steady way involves establishing emotional boundaries — a set of dos and don’ts that guides you through the exchange of emotions without going too deep too fast. Emotional boundaries can be difficult to establish. It’s easier to put boundaries on physical intimacy — hands kept to a certain place,

Restless Study Week 1 — What’s Holding You Back From Dreaming?

Hi, my fellow Restless Bible Study friends! My name is Laurie and I’m so honored and happy to be your leader through the Restless Study. Did you happen to watch our kickoff live-chat with Jennie Allen? Don’t you just love her? God has phenomenal plans for each of us over these weeks as we seek Him. I

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Seeing Good in the Hard Things

I’ll never forget the first time I attended a publishing convention, giddy with excitement and weighed down with fifteen copies of my book proposal. I was more on a mission than a college senior looking for a diamond-toting man willing to grant her a Mrs. degree. Yes, ma’am. My shoes and I clippity-clapped all around that convention floor making

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Making Your Home a Haven

Why do we love certain houses, and why do they seem to love us? It is the warmth of our individual hearts reflected in our surroundings. — T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, quoted in Welcome Home We all desire to make our homes a haven. After all, no woman wants a cold, messy, or critical home. Whether you

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Why I Fell in Love with the Amish

When I was in the sixth grade my family moved near a library, and the summer of my sixth grade year was spent visiting there daily, checking out books, reading two or three before bedtime, and then heading back the next day for more. Out of everything I read, my favorites were the Little House

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