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The Antidote for Spiritual Defeat

The Antidote for Spiritual Defeat

Fuel your faith with my free book! Receive Praying the Scriptures for the Fruit of the Spirit, plus 15 Bible verses inspiring you to take your faith to the next level. Send my book This post may contain affiliate links. This means you support this ministry by making a...
Prayers For Your Friend to Have Strength and Courage

Prayers For Your Friend to Have Strength and Courage

May I send you some free resources to help jump-start your prayer life? I would love to show you how to add up to an hour of prayer time to your day, plus send you a copy of my ebook, Praying the Scriptures for the Fruit of the Spirit. Yes, please! This post may...
Prayers for a Broken Friendship

Prayers for a Broken Friendship

This post is part of a prayer challenge, 21 Days of Prayers For Your Friends. If you would like more information about the full challenge with daily email prayer guides, I invite you to find it here. Once upon a time, I was hurt very badly by a friend, in a way that...
When Your Calling Comes to an End

When Your Calling Comes to an End

Do you need God's  direction in your life? Discover 5 clues that God is changing your course, plus 10 Bible-based prayers for His guidance in your life. I need this! This post may contain affiliate links. This means you support this ministry by making a purchase,...
2 Salvation Truths You Might Be Neglecting

2 Salvation Truths You Might Be Neglecting

Do you have a “besetting sin”? One to which you’re particularly prone, no matter how hard you try to overcome it? Paul exhorts his fellow “runners” in the Christian life to cast off every weight and the sin that so easily besets us...
Unpacking the Consequences of Anger

Unpacking the Consequences of Anger

I’ll never forget the moment when I realized I was an angry person – and more specifically, an angry mom. My mind’s eye can still envision my four-year-old daughter standing at the threshold of my bedroom door, daring to wake me up at 7:30 a.m. so I...
When to Pray When You Don’t Have Time to Pray

When to Pray When You Don’t Have Time to Pray

I’m a big believer in the importance of lingering long with Jesus. Taking time to savor. To enjoy. To bask in His presence without hurrying to the next thing. I learn about this from God’s Word, which tells me that in His presence is fullness of joy (Psalm...
21 Things I Love About Fostering

21 Things I Love About Fostering

We’ve been fostering children for two years now, during which time we’ve had eight children in our home as long-term placements, plus over a dozen more for shorter “respite” stays. I’ve been pretty transparent about the hardships of...
Becoming the Person You Want to Be

Becoming the Person You Want to Be

This time last year, I decided to take the plunge and choose “one word” as a theme for 2015. After some time in prayer and soul-searching, I knew my word for the year was act. I have to admit, I was skeptical about the whole process from the very...