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Praise from pain

When is the last time that you ached so badly that you were certain the pain would take you out for good? Have you ever hurt so deeply that ache became the only thing you could feel anymore? When you find yourself in the place where you’ve got nothing left.…

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All other ground

There is something to be said about a firm foundation. Without one, structures crumble and eventually fall. Without one, homes cannot endure the test of time. Without a firm and solid foundation, it is only a matter of time before collapse becomes inevitable. I found myself listening to an “old”…

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When I need a reminder

Is there anyone else out there who needs to set at least two reminders for every calendar appointment on your phone? It’s like, if you could set five reminders, you would. Just me? I’ve never considered myself a terribly forgetful person, but after becoming a mom, my ability to forget…

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For we have heard

Reputation can often precede a person. “Oh, I’ve heard so much about you!” You’ve probably said those words, and I know that I have. A life lived well can earn the attention, respect, and even applause from those who are not yet acquainted with the one being esteemed. The world…

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When the pain remains

I found myself back in a passage of Scripture today that I haven’t visited in awhile. You know those verses that were your lifeline for a season, the very words that saw you safely through the fiercest storms, the deepest pits, and the most difficult struggles? Those verses that etch…

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2018: A year of expectancy

Happy New Year from me to you! What a whirlwind these past few months have been, and in it all, I typically find myself so surprised at how quickly January 1st seems to roll around every year…but not this year. I have been waiting. I have been longing. I have…

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What hope does…and another sneak peak at my new book!

We’re nearly there—just over a month away from the launch of my newest book, “Hope: Tethered To An Unwavering God.” As you can imagine, I have been immersed in the theme of hope, which has proven to be incredibly timely in my own life. The ups and downs of life…

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What wise people say, continued…

Proverbs 24 finishes the list of the 30 Sayings of the Wise with our final 12, and we can see a major theme throughout: “Do not…” Wisdom speaks truth, and we would do well to lean in again today to receive it. Wisdom instructs, and we would do well to…

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What wise people say

For the next few chapters of Proverbs, you and I are going to be introduced to the language of a wise person. In fact, we will be given “the 30 sayings of the wise” between Proverbs 22 and Proverbs 24. We’ll take a look at the first 6 sayings today…

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