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Fail Forward

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  Today’s post is written by Summer Hoover, a guest contributor and invaluable friend.  Her insight, humility and openness speak into my life through every conversation we have.  I pray that her thoughts here will bless and challenge you today.   “It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in…(Read More)

  Today, I’m over at Next Level Mama opening up about an addiction to sugar that I’ve come to realize is far more than a mere physical issue.  If Jesus came to give us life abundantly, full of freedom, how can I live through Him and in Him and for Him if something…(Read More)

Has your mind ever gotten stuck, so stubbornly stuck on a matter that you can’t seem to shake it off? I’ve been “stuck” in the wilderness with the Israelites lately, hanging out in Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy primarily.  Days and days of research, of diving deeper, of asking questions.  And finally, something jumped…(Read More)

When I was still in the throes of brand-new motherhood, with my first-born just a few months old, I felt defeated.  Too little sleep…too many emotions…too much I didn’t know. Steve was working ridiculous hours back then, from home.  So, he was there, but he wasn’t.  It was a…(Read More)

When I was a kid, the Christmas tree, in all its colorful, illuminated glory mesmerized me.  The family time we spent putting it up…the lights breaking up the post-dinner darkness…sparkling on the nearby windows.  It was magical. And, even once I started my own family with my husband, the Christmas tree was…(Read More)

How do you deal with loss?  When you’ve had no say in a situation and you find yourself with a huge, gaping hole in your life. Here’s Shiuli’s story, a young Nepalese woman who found hope in the face of tremendous loss.   Amidst the 700,000 people living in Kathmandu, Shiuli was…(Read More)

The Long, Winding Wait

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Decision made, she steps with a newfound eagerness to the line.  She notices the long line, winding back and forth many times over and the sign that declares, “3 hours wait from this point.”  But she’s sure that can’t be right.  “The time will fly by,” she thinks. Children hang on the poles…(Read More)

How can we make a difference in the face of evil?  How can we pray?  How can we partner with God to rescue the lost?   The children of South Asia are among the most vulnerable in the world. The United Nations estimates that 1 million Asian children are traded every single day. In India…(Read More)

Time to Make a Choice

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Her hands push against the bar, feeling it give way, counting her arrival.  Her gaze shifts upward and the options blur together in a haze of rushed movement, beckoning her to hop on and, at the same time, warning her to keep a distance.  She’d been so excited to arrive, to pull in the…(Read More)

Engulfed By Shame

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Saachi slowly poured the kerosene over her body. The matchbox was sitting just inches away. The horror of what she was about to do didn’t deter her; she deserved this. Soaked through, she reached for the matches. The time had come to say goodbye. The Picture-Perfect Family Just a few years before, Saachi…(Read More)