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I Cried Today.

Do you need permission to grieve? I want to be as transparent as I can so that you can avoid a trap I’ve fallen into. Bitterness has me in its bonds and I’m fighting to get out. As we come to the anniversary of the first time most of us heard the word coronavirus, I

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A Great Depression Recipe to Bring Hope In Hard Times

Hello, my friend! And welcome to my kitchen. Well, it’s my mom’s kitchen in this photo and the attached mouth-watering video. At least, it’s mouth-watering to me, because I grew up knowing that Nana’s Beef Pot Pie had one important ingredient: love. Keep scrolling if you like to watch the art of food because my

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Four Things I Learned About Racism in One Book of the Bible

Let's talk about a sin that’s been around for a very long time. I have always had a sensitivity to the unity of the human race. When I wrote my first book cover for True Girl, I wanted diversity reflected on the cover and have always sought to have a team of women on stage

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Why Does God Seem Silent Sometimes?

People say that God is never late. I say that He sure seems slow sometimes. Why doesn’t He answer your prayers to bring you someone to share your life with or someplace to call home? The medical breakthrough that could bring you a new lease on life or the help you need when you’ve been

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What is Your Mission?

This blog can also be downloaded as a free e-book that includes worksheets and space to write your mission and goals. You can download the e-book here. It’s easy to take a look around at our world and feel overwhelmed by the pain and brokenness. The voices surrounding sexuality and gender are almost deafening. Everyone

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Why I Changed the Name of Secret Keeper Girl

“I just don’t feel like my story could be useful on this stage.” Those were the words of a Secret Keeper Girl intern who was just about to lead worship at one of our events. The enemy of her soul was lying to her and telling her that her story disqualified her from being used. But Kaycee’s* story did

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How To Overcome Self-Loathing

I often looked in the mirror and loathed what I saw. This was particularly true when I was a teenager, though the emotional pain has surfaced at other times in my life. You too? How bad did it get? For me, I made a ridiculous vow to never look in the mirror. This was, of

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So . . . About Your Daughter’s Emotions

In recent years, I traveled across the country to eleven cities, made coffee, and invited mothers of tween daughters to tell me how I could encourage them as they seek to raise girls. One thing really has moms freaked out: emotions. Words mothers used to describe their daughters included insecure, embarrassed, confused, stressed out, angry,

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A Modern Understanding of Ancient Truths

More than once, I'm sure you've been told that the Bible’s view of sex is old fashioned. It happened so long ago that there's no way it could possibly be relevant to what we're facing today! So we did some digging and decided that before we look at this “old-fashioned” essay by the Apostle Paul

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