Love on the Internet

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1 Twenty years ago a book called The Five Love Languages made its debut, and it has since revolutionized the way married couples think about communication. You’ve probably heard of it,…
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Influence Like a Mother

Ever since my second son was born, I’ve been in a “loaves and fishes” season of writing. I write when my sons are napping, or after they’ve gone to bed, or while they’re in childcare at the YMCA. I have an hour here or an hour there, but almost never a long stretch of time….
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The Question No Parent Wants to Ask

Every now and then I’m reminded that following Jesus is hard. It’s hard. Much harder than I like to believe–mostly because I don’t let myself live the hard stuff. Not often, anyway. Most of the time, Jesus helps me to have a better life. Jesus is the reason I have a good marriage and a wholesome family….
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The Bravest Choice

A few weeks ago I saw something on Facebook I had never seen before. A long-time acquaintance, who I knew to be a committed Christian, announced that she was pregnant. At this stage in my life, pregnancy announcements are about as common as Tuesdays, but her news was a little different. She wasn’t married. For…
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To the Not-So-Sure Ones

“I believe; help my unbelief.” – Mark 9:24 Ever since I was a little girl, faith has come easily to me. It wasn’t hard to believe in God. It wasn’t hard to believe God loved me. It wasn’t hard to trust Him, and it wasn’t hard to trust the church. That doesn’t mean I haven’t…
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