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What I Learned While Waiting for a Miracle

Darkness loomed as we walked hand-in-hand into the Alabama Children’s hospital that Friday morning. Another heart procedure awaited our six-year-old on the other side of those doors. He was pretty clueless. We were pretty anxious knowing the story could fall apart right as it was getting good. Read more here about our questioning faith. He wasn’t… Continue reading What I Learned While Waiting for a Miracle

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Reminders for Overcoming the Storms in Life

The text came across my phone as I was out walking with my neighbor. “Lea, she has a brain bleed. They are transporting her by helicopter.” Her daughter is only ten. She simply went outside before school to ride her bike and took a spill, earning herself a helicopter ride along with a few days… Continue reading Reminders for Overcoming the Storms in Life

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Dare to Do the Next Best Thing

It’s hard to just “be.” Isn’t it easier just to do more? Drawing our identity from the things we accomplish rather than from God is always easier. It would only take a second to hop on Pinterest and find an article on being more confident, less anxious, saving more, decluttering your house, overcoming depression, or… Continue reading Dare to Do the Next Best Thing

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Several Ways to Have the Worst Day Ever

The enemy has no new tricks up his sleeve. He is as cunning and shrewd today as he was in the Garden thousands of years ago. Nothing has changed. We fall into the same traps and believe the same lies, allowing him to steal joy, time, finances, and purpose. Before we know it, our perfectly… Continue reading Several Ways to Have the Worst Day Ever

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When All You Want is Chocolate

It’s only halfway through the first month of the New Year, and failure has already begun to overtake you. You’re standing at the sink and your teenage son slams the door and screams, “It’s stupid!” It really is stupid. It’s stupid I can’t get this parenting thing right. Two weeks into the New Year and… Continue reading When All You Want is Chocolate

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How to Navigate Through Your Wilderness Season

“He leads me along the right paths for His name sake” Psalm 23:3. Have you ever been in a season of uncertainty? Where you’re restless, lost, or not sure of the plan? I don’t mean just a few bad days of wandering. I mean an entire season.  You wanted to resist it. You wanted to… Continue reading How to Navigate Through Your Wilderness Season

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When the Enemy Is At It Again

Vital seasons of our lives are sometimes painful preparations for our future destiny. God has promised. “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing” James… Continue reading When the Enemy Is At It Again