A Hope That Does Not Disappoint

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Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces ...

The Weighty Impact of Our Words

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I was bouncing my baby girl on my hip and grasping for my son’s hand, as moms often do when trying to have grown-up conversations in public. I was trying my best to engage at an informal meet and greet with other Christian parents. We were going around the circle, introducing ourselves, and when it was my turn, all I could manage to say was, “Hi! ...

Breathe. Relinquish. Repeat.

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Help. I don’t know how I’m going to do this. I shot off the 9-1-1 text to one of my closest friends. I'd just returned home from a work trip, and I had only thirty-six hours at home before leaving again for another. Laundry needed to be done, the suitcase re-packed, not to mention children, a husband, and a house in desperate need of TLC. And ...

Storing Up Grace

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Mary was treasuring up all of these things in her heart and meditating on them. Luke 2:19 (CSB) I was in seventh-grade homeroom when she approached me with a smirk. "What brand are your jeans?" she asked. "Where did you get them?" Those jeans were my best-kept secret, my "please-make-me-cool" prayer. My mom and I were thrilled when we found ...