Thanksgiving Giveaway: NIV Bible for Women

So. You may not know this, but this week–yes, this VERY week–is a special American holiday. It’s not as flashy as other holidays, and it doesn’t occupy two months worth of space, but it is a holiday I love. It’s called Thanksgiving. Remember Thanksgiving? That day when we’re thankful for stuff? You might have forgotten about it, because it’s…
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Follow the Fear

Today my heart is heavy. Two months ago, Americans were filled with compassion. The image of a little Syrian boy washed up on a shore, alone and dead, it rocked us. It moved us to action. We wanted to help, to welcome, to give. Then Paris happened. And suddenly we realized, helping the vulnerable might actually…
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When Your Gifts Are Small

About once a week I read something that is so beautiful, so powerful, so exquisitely written, that I have two distinct reactions: 1. Total Delight. 2. Crushing Discouragement. The second reaction is not about jealousy, though I certainly struggle with that too. More often, the discouragement comes from feeling kicked in the stomach by reality. Truly great…
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Intentional Christmas

I don’t want to freak anyone out, but Christmas is NEXT MONTH. I know. Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday I was rolling my eyes at store Christmas decorations in July, and yet here are! Which is why, as much as I hate to admit it, I’m entering into Christmas gear. This…
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The Changing Room of Grace

There is a very strange story in Genesis about Noah. Maybe you’ve read it. You can find it in chapter 9, after Noah and his family have weathered the flood. Everyone is safe and all is well, but that’s not the end of the story. As Noah’s family begins to rebuild, they plant a vineyard. One day Noah drinks too…
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