The Unlikely (and Unwanted) but Wise Companion: Discomfort

“Approaching God always requires letting go.” My devotion found me in a week of discomfort. Something was amiss; I couldn’t quite place it. But Friday revealed the source of my…

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3 Practices to Start the New Year with Clarity

Nothing seemed to be working as she hoped. The New Year came and went, and with it, her hope. “It’s going to be another year of uncertainty, and I don’t…

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4 Life-changing Lessons from a Real Disney Princess

What do joy, kindness and pixie dust have in common? Kayla Marie Adkins. Our family's love affair with Kayla began when she and our oldest daughter, Bethany, were in Kindergarten.…

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7 Keys to Flourishing, Healthy Relationships

“They were hoping he would say something wrong, so they could trap him.” Have you ever felt baited, egged on, targeted or humiliated? I never realized how often Jesus experienced…

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Anxiety—It’s all in your Head?—The Proven Practice of Presence

“How could you be so stupid? You're worthless!” These thoughts were my continual companions prior to 2018. Fear and shame finally tipping the scales, I decided “I’d rather check out…

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