1 Simple Way to Fight Fear When You Can’t Sleep

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My eyes popped open and my heart started to race. The room was dark around me, and fear was pushing hard on my heart. But what was wrong? I scanned the room looking for threats. I listened for the kids. Everything was calm. So why was this panic pumping through my veins? I laid back…

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Haven't we all been there -- we come up with a great idea, something new we want to do. We are excited. We're really going to stick with it this time. But then we don't, and it leaves us feeling like a failure. In this post, get some encouragement as you pick yourself up from a failed attempt.

How to Fail Like a Christian

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  Driving home one night, my house came into view, and I realized I had not consciously made decisions about which path I would take. I had quite literally been on autopilot, as my thoughts lingered on the meeting from which I had just come. I realized that, whether or not we still lived in this house,…

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Ever have those days where it's almost impossible to bend your will to God? In this post, get some comfort as well as encouragement on your journey to grow closer to God.

What Happens When ‘Thy Will Be Done’ Is Hard to Say?

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One morning we were rushing to get ready for school…okay, actually I was rushing to get ready. The kids were messing around. And for reasons I still don’t fully understand, my oldest son, Anthony, decided it was the opportune moment to disassemble his Lava Lamp. Cooper, my youngest son, was watching with a mixture of…

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When you have a million other things to do, what’s the motivation to take time to pray? In this post, find out the secret reason I can’t skip my prayer time.

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Do you love a good massage as much as I do? Oh my goodness — glorious relaxation! Massages aren’t a luxury I indulge in very often anymore. However, for Christmas last year I received two gift certificates. I keep meaning to call and schedule an appointment, but it hasn’t happened yet. So today, as I…

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Your relationship with God is counting on honesty, but you can’t even be honest with yourself about how you really feel. In this post, learn to discover your true feelings and use them to strengthen your relationship with God.

When Overcome Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe It

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  Hello to everyone! I’m going to try something new today. Today I want you to picture for me something you’ve seen in your life. Something that has driven you mad or something that has brought you great pleasure. It doesn’t matter which. Now do something for me. Enter into that scene as best you…

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Life ever feel impossible? Like you aren't sure how you can make it through the day? In this post, find encouragement and a way to carry on.

How to Keep Going When Life Seems Impossible

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Am I the only one who feels like life is downright impossible some days? Like it’s just too much to handle, and I can’t possible go on. I was talking to God about this in my prayer journal the other day. I’ve been up to my neck in deadlines. I’m barely turning in my writing…

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When my 2-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer, I reached a point when I just felt mad at God. How could He let this happen? Was He even listening? In this post, I'll share with you how I learned to pray even when I was mad at God and how it changed my life and deepened my faith.

How to Pray When You Are Mad!

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  When my son, Cooper, was undergoing cancer treatment, we went on his Make-a-Wish trip to Florida. He wanted to touch a dolphin, and apparently Florida was the place to do it. But as soon as we landed, we got off the airplane and onto an ambulance. Cooper had a fever, which, at that time,…

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Let's draw names this Christmas. Get a chance to win some great gifts!

A Christmas Gift for You

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  Hello! Happy Advent and Merry Christmas! I couldn’t let this season of celebrating Jesus’ birth go by without giving you some gifts! But since there are so many of you and just one of me, it’s going to have to be more of a let’s-draw-names-for-Christmas situation this year. To put your name in the hat…

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Let’s be honest, you really don’t have time to pray. You’ve got kids, and grandkids, and responsibilities that would make anyone’s head spin. But it is exactly that overwhelmed feeling you are living with that is the #1 reason you should start a daily prayer routine. In this post, find out how.

Are These 3 Things Robbing You of Your Prayer Time?

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  You know the drill. You resolve to set aside time to pray, but then everything that could possibly go wrong does, and prayer time never happens. If you ask me, this is no coincidence. Spending time with God is powerful, and if you haven’t noticed, there is a force in this world that definitely…

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Living with an overwhelmed to-do list? Craving a girl’s night out? In this post, get help on even the hardest days.

Why I Think You Should Take Prayer Off Your To-Do List

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  We’ve all been there — we plan a girl’s night out for weeks, making arrangements with friends, finding a babysitter, and getting things all taken care of so it’s easy sailing while we are gone. Then, at the last minute, something comes up. Maybe your kid gets sick. Maybe it’s your friend. But somebody…

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