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How One Minute Can Change Your Life

I thought about you on my morning run: You, in your twenties and full of life and zeal and expectation — who still goes home to yourself, at night, or rolls over, awake, next to your husband (who’s already conked) with a sprinkling of thoughts that plague the enthusiasm you carried for God during the day. You, in your thirties — whose…
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When You Feel Incapable and They Seem Unbending

I discovered a new mark on the wall, minutes after remembering that the cabinet door was severed from its hinges by the weight of a child who had used it as a stepping stool. Another thing I had not yet added to my honey-do list. My mind dove from a visionary focus to the limping cabinet and the new wall…
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Her Hour Is My Hour {and an invitation}

As life wove itself around the undergirding story of my barrenness, I couldn’t always tell what might send me right back to the dull ache or sharp pain of my lack, though baby showers seemed consistently to take me to that place. Why do I do this to myself? I wondered again, smiling for the camera, sitting next to the guest…
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When I was seventeen, my parents attended every sporting event of mine. They took pictures before the homecoming dance and helped to plan the honors banquet. My dad logged long hours with me in the car when I learned to drive and they unpacked every single box in my dorm room. Decades later, I live a twelve-hour day in which…
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Releasing October 7, 2014

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things (via Zondervan)

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