My friend and mentor, Moira, let me borrow the book Hinds’ Feet on High Places last year. “This book is going to make you trust Jesus more,” she said. I was skeptical. I held her well-worn copy of the allegory in my hands, a watercolor illustration of a deer on the purple cover. How could a story about a fearful, crippled animal move me toward ...

The (in)courage Devotional Bible Is Here!

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I have a gift for throwing parties. It’s sort of a thing I do. Birthday parties. Baby showers. Anniversaries. You name it, I can plan a party for it. The food, the music, the decorations, the activities, the invitations — all of it. My husband learned this about me just weeks after our wedding. A friend was having a baby, so I transformed our ...

Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the two greatest commandments: loving God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. But often we get caught up in perfecting our homes and conversations before we open our doors. The floors are never clean enough, the food may burn, our home feels too small, it may disrupt bedtime, we're too ...

Kind Is the New Classy

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They say, "In a world where you can be anything, be kind." Sometimes choosing to be kind is the bravest, strongest, fiercest, most difficult thing we can do. There is nothing weak in kindness. Being kind isn't the easy way out; being kind is the high road, the upper hand. Even Scripture is full of references to kindness. Here are a few of our ...