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Loving People Well: Tips for Encouraging Each Other Biblically

At times we all receive and probably give encouragement that sounds cliché, overly-optimistic, or maybe just very superficial—i.e., “Don’t worry, everything is going to turn out fine.” But even as we say it, we are half-wondering if it is true ourselves.  So, how can we encourage people in a deep, honest and scriptural way?  The Bible offers some insights into… Read more

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Praying with Your Children About Sickness or Injury

You know those really bad sinus headaches where you don’t want to move a muscle in your face? So you walk around with your mouth hanging open and eyes half shut because somehow that feels a bit better? I was having one of those the other night as part of a cold I’ve been weathering. And you know how three-year-old’s don’t put… Read more

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22 Productive Things to Do When You’re Tempted to Dawdle

I love Anne Ortlund. For those of you who don’t know of her, she’s a noted Christian author from the 70’s and 80’s. I have a special connection with her because she “discipled” or spiritually mentored a woman named Jen. Jen later discipled me during my time with the Navigators Campus Ministry at the University of Missouri. Jen had a profound impact on… Read more

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How to Start a Christian Accountability Group (for Moms)

If you are longing for intentional friendship, this post will teach you how to start a Christian accountability group to fill that need! “I’m want my life to be consumed by God,” Lindsey confided to me, as she and I walked back to our cars on a beautiful, warm night last summer. “I’m hungry for Jesus,” she continued. “I feel… Read more

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