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A Great Depression Recipe to Bring Hope During a Pandemic

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

Our global health pandemic may be from a novel coronavirus, but there is nothing new about our national pride epidemic. The death of George Floyd represents yet another precious life lost because of the sin of racism. A sin that’s been around for a very long time. I have always had a sensitivity to the

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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'm Changing 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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What Every Mom Needs to Know about Her 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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Your Brain on Sex

If you're having sex, you should know what it does to your brain! Did you know that when you have sex, your body makes a promise to your partner even if you don't? Even in the most casual consumer relationship, what God designed to happen during sex still happens. How is sex a sin against

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