Mundane Faithfulness

There’s a subversive hope to be found in staying put. It’s a hope that says, “God isn’t finished here.” The planting of our feet on rocky ground points to something bigger than our circumstance. It’s easy for me to see God in the grandiose dreams and exhilarating beginnings, but he also wants to be found in the days of our mundane faithfulness.

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Things Jesus Never Said

I was at a prayer meeting last year with several others who work in full-time ministry. We were talking about motherhood and how hard it is to raise children without a community of support when one woman spoke up, "It's like the Bible says, 'It takes a village to raise a child.'" Everyone in the group nodded in affirmation, but all I could think was: "THAT'S NOT IN THE BIBLE."

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Things They Don't Tell You About Being Pregnant

You can imagine how concerned I became when I was randomly overtaken by a craving for orange chicken from Panda Express. The craving was so ravenous that I drove to that fake Chinese restaurant and devoured a plate of fake orange chicken with a side of fake fried rice like it was my purpose in life. That’s the moment I realized I was pregnant.

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The Christian S-Word

Submission is not obedience; it's not compliance or a weak-willed conformity. Submission is an act of the will; a decisive deference to another. It may have become a curse word over time, but submission is the secret ingredient to maturity.

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Emotional Intelligence 101

I used to work at a medical research facility with a boss who was obsessed with emotional intelligence. He incorporated it into every meeting, reinforcing the value of self-awareness and encouraging us to be more attuned to the emotional temperature of a room. The irony is that everyone on our team knew our boss needed to work on the very thing he was preaching to us.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Because I've spent almost 30 years shopping for my own mama, I know how hokey many Mother's Day gifts can be. So, if you're running short on time but still want to make Mother's Day special for someone in your life, here's your go-to list! 

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Chase Your Calling

Wilderness wandering is not a life sentence; it’s a precursor to the presence of God. That’s what I found out. Just when I was about to throw in the towel, God reignited a fire of passion in my heart.

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Spice Up Your Date Night

Maybe you're like us, stuck in a routine that leaves no room for spontaneity. You want to spice things up, but you need help getting started. Fear not, my friend! We're all in this together. Here are some ways to change things up without breaking the bank!

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Real Women

From childhood, we're bombarded with messages of what it means to be a real woman. We're told to be nice, to look pretty, to defer authority, to shuck power, and on and on. It's no wonder so many of us feel like frauds. 

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Circles of Community

We can live real, honest lives before the world while still having healthy boundaries. There is wisdom in reserving your time for certain people. James 4 says our lives are a vapor, so I don't want to waste it on toxic people.

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