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Reassuring Your Children Through Prayer

This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. Psalms 91:2 NLT He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalms 91:4 NLT It’s important for children to feel safe and secure. [...]

By |2023-03-08T16:17:48+00:00March 8th, 2023|Encouragement|0 Comments

When I Feel Justified to be Mean

I looked at the text message in complete disbelief. Why couldn’t this person see how insensitive and hurtful she was being? I don’t know who made up the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Either they had nerves of steel or they lived on a deserted island with [...]

By |2023-03-08T16:15:59+00:00March 8th, 2023|Encouragement|0 Comments

You Still Need Good Friends

Few realities in human life are as captivating, fulfilling, and elusive as friendship. Most of us have tasted its deep and dynamic potential for good at some point along our journeys, and yet most of us can also testify to having neglected friendship, maybe for years. Maybe for decades. As Drew Hunter observes, “Friendship is, [...]

By |2023-03-08T15:59:16+00:00March 8th, 2023|Encouragement|0 Comments

Move the Body, Renew the Mind

I’m a pastor who teaches, writes, and edits for a living. On weekdays I spend most of my work time in front of a screen. No one pays me to lift, dig, carry, push, or even move (other than my fingers). My job is not physically taxing at all, though it is often emotionally demanding enough that I’d be [...]

By |2023-03-08T15:57:55+00:00March 8th, 2023|Encouragement|0 Comments

Why Women Need Other Women

About a month ago, I was asked to speak at a Mother’s Day Breakfast at my local church. I knew that the audience would be very diverse -- all women of all ages. This opportunity was an honor, but it was also a pretty big mountain that the Lord wanted me to climb. As I [...]

By |2023-03-08T15:53:48+00:00March 8th, 2023|Encouragement|0 Comments
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