The One Question to Ask When You Feel Left Out

A couple years ago I had the privilege of interviewing Ann Voskamp about her then-newly released Advent book, The Greatest Gift. Ann was full of wisdom and truth, but one thing in particular stuck with me.  If you’ve ever visited Ann’s site you know she loves photography, and this is what she had to say about it:…
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Comparing Yourself to the Woman on Stage

Last week I got an e-mail from a friend that asked this question: “There is a trend lately with Christian women [speakers and writers] encouraging other Christian women to stop striving for perfection, comparing ourselves to other women, and buying tons of stuff to replace God in our lives. The issue I have is they are…
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3 Ways to Flourish in the Desert

Let me tell you about my current season of life. I have two boys, age three and under, which means my schedule is a disaster. I live and die by my infant’s naps, and I am never, ever alone. Forget about long, undistracted writing sessions. Forget about quiet, awe-inspiring moments in God’s Word. Most days, I…
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Jesus, the Original First Responder

Shortly after my first son was born, I developed a strange, irrational fear of him falling. At the time, our house had an open stairwell in the middle of the entry way, and it was the main source of my anxiety. You had to pass by it to go anywhere in the house, and this, to me, spelled doom….
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Your Roots Are Showing

It’s only two days until Christmas, and despite my entire family being ravaged by a stomach virus, we have survived, and overcome, and we are ready for the big day. Sadly, I cannot say the same for our dear Christmas tree, which might kick the bucket any day now. Here is our tree situation: about three weeks ago we bought our tree and decked it…
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