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My Womb May Be Barren, But Not My Heart

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This Christmas was supposed to have been different for my family. I should have entered the last trimester of a pregnancy that had taken my husband and I by absolute surprise and awe. Our daughter should have seen in my growing belly proof that her prayers for a sibling had been heard. Instead, I found myself in pain.

God Often Does His Best Work in the Dark

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It feels safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for most. For me, it is a year where nothing seems to have happened and where everything has happened.

An Invitation to Grieve Well in 2020

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Last November on my husband’s birthday, I half-jokingly declared the coming year would be “the best year of his life.” Clearly, I had no clue what 2020 would become.

Hopeful Reminders in the Midst of My Struggles

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It’s easy to wonder where God is in the midst of challenging circumstances. But He has not abandoned us. God did not promise that everything would be easy in life, but He reminds us that when we are faced with difficulty, we can seek His face. He shows up, even in hard times.

When I Felt Heard by a White Man

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To many, these racial tensions are everyday life obstacles to hurdle—not newly emerging problems. I am one of the many: a Black man who calls America home.

Peace Like a River

As a 97-year-old friend and I discussed Horatio Spafford’s classic hymn, “It Is Well with My Soul,” she said the first line gives her reason to pause.

History's Steady Tune

George Jellinek, former host of The Vocal Scene radio program, says “the history of a people is found in its songs.”

Hope That Will Not Die

When I was a boy, we’d often visit friends for meals overflowing with delicious country cooking: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, meatloaf, green beans simmering in bacon grease, and biscuits.

In All Things

What a beautiful illustration of what it can look like if believers choose to bring hope and light and Christ’s joy to those we meet instead of succumbing to the darkness of this world.