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When the Going Gets Tough . . . Give Thanks!

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Giving thanks in all circumstances. It seems easier when things are going well and worry seems far. But as I’ve thought about thankfulness more deeply recently, I’ve pondered how we can make sense of this command when life is crashing around us.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Studying Theology

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I grew up reading theology and for a long time I hated every moment of it. I didn’t understand why my parents would torture me with reading assignments each summer.

When We Settle for Less Than Rest

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I am as guilty as anyone of cramming way too much into my schedule. It’s not that I have a problem saying “no”—I do that regularly—it’s that I just enjoy living a full life.

5 Ways to Refresh Your Marriage This Valentine's Day

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No matter how many or how few years anyone has been married, the word “refresh” always sounds appealing.

6 Questions to Consider If You're Called to Full-Time Ministry

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After graduating from Bible college and seminary, my husband Andrew and I stayed in touch with many of our friends—people with whom we dreamed of and prepared for ministry. Within a matter of years, however, many of our friends had left ministry indefinitely.

3 Popular Phrases We Should Rethink

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Social media can be a great tool for building and sustaining relationships. It’s pretty incredible that we’re able to connect with friends and family who live all over the world right from our phones!

A Call to All Women This Mother's Day

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I have come to realize, both through personal pain and the pain of others, that while many of us joyfully celebrate being a mom each year, there are also many women who will be hurting deeply come Mother’s Day.

Communion: Not just a ritual

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I was 12 when my parents pulled a packet of bright yellow papers out of a drawer and placed them in front of me. My young eyes fell onto the pages filled with verses, and fill in the blanks as Mom and Dad slowly and lovingly led me through a study about what communion is all about.

It’s Not All About Us, Ladies

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I recently found myself grumpy and tired after a day of taking care of sick kids, cleaning the house, and doing laundry.