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    Join me in discovering God as a good Father. A Father who reveals His nature not only in the times of peace and beauty, but especially in the trials and suffering of this life. The Esther of old was a voice for those lamenting; I hope to become one, too. Read more...

Isn’t it easier to share your troubles when you know someone else has troubles too? There is something to not having it all together that helps us relate to those around us. This is not authenticity for our sake, but for God’s. When we end the pretend, it helps others to SEE and KNOW that God can met […]

I love how Gary Thomas defines Toxic People. Every one of us need to hear this message. And while Gary is not saying to avoid sinners (we are all sinners) he is presenting a practical and Biblical teaching on how and why we should avoid toxic people. I’m so grateful for how Gary shared my […]

I make an instant friend when I meet a person who has a heart for orphans. In God’s sweet way, he introduced me to Sara Hagerty in 2013. I had the opportunity to see Sara’s book, Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet come to life, and we’ve remained close friends ever since. And while passing through Sara’s […]

Two and a half years ago I said “no.”  After resigning from a job in California I loved, I penciled in three months for rest. Rest should be a part of our everyday rhythms, but rest is hard. I’ve become a person who needs to Sharpie-marker “rest” into my planner – a pencil will not […]

Karen Trigg - December 22, 2015 - 11:12 pm

I love your line, “Our resting puts God back on display.” it’s simply beautiful And to begin to think of ourselves as daughters…YES! We have so much more ability to breathe Him in as we rest and find ourselves more open to receive from Him. Thank you for this post.

I’ll sit this one out. I have opinions. I’m known among my friends and family, not to mention across social media, for making them known. But this time I’m going to give silence a try. I am passionate about marriage and family – I make no apologies for that. I used to have a career […]

Jessica Kimball - November 25, 2015 - 4:00 pm

This is amazing, thanks for sharing.

Nancy Gage Allen - November 26, 2015 - 2:39 am

Good thinking.

Deni Magno - December 4, 2015 - 4:44 am

I have often reminded myself of so many scripture regarding this…Proverbs 10:19, 17:28, 18:2, 19:20, 21:23, 13:3, James 1:19, Ecclesiasties 9:17, 5:2, Psalm 141:3,…What an example Christ was…he didn’t just go around giving his opinion on absolutely everything…but…when he DID have something to say…it had substance…people listened…lives were transformed…when did people start speaking opinions as if they were facts..dear God…please let the words that leave my mouth bring be honorable and life giving…as words have so much more power than we ever really realize…