5 Reasons Women Quit Small Groups Too Soon

5 Reasons Women Quit Small Groups Too Soon

If you’ve ever led a Bible study or a small group in your church or in your home, you probably know what I’m talking about. And if you’ve ever participated in a Bible study or a small group someone else has led, there’s a good chance you’ve done this, or you know of others whoContinue Reading

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Keep Your Circle Broken: Finding Ways to Say Hello

Keep Your Circle Broken: Finding Ways to Say Hello

  Finding friends and feeling like you belong somewhere can be hard. We talked yesterday in Part 1  about the importance of keeping our circles broken and reaching out, and the importance of acknowledging that not every friend will be the same, nor will we have the same types of friendships with everyone. Today, in Part 2, we’reContinue Reading

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Keep Your Circle Broken: When It’s Hard Making Friends

Keep Your Circle Broken: When It’s Hard Making Friends

My steps slowed as I moved closer towards the door, the laughter and chatter spilling out in waves from behind it. Those were women who sounded like they knew what fun and fellowship meant, though women I didn’t know, and who didn’t know me. Why am I doing this, again? I thought for the tenthContinue Reading

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What to Do When Fear Creeps In: Speak Truth Out

What to Do When Fear Creeps In: Speak Truth Out

It’s easy for fear to creep in before you realize what is happening, and just as hard to know what to do when it does. One of the primary ways Satan defeats God’s people is through fear. Fear of failure, fear of inadequacy, fear of disappointment, fear of the unknown…. I have personally struggled withContinue Reading

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5 Easy Ways Women Focus on Time to Pray

5 Easy Ways Women Focus on Time to Pray

When you’re a busy wife, mom, business owner, employee, ministry leader or church volunteer, there are a few things you know you always need. A good calendar. A  good system to manage everything you have to remember. A couple of favorite restaurants on speed dial for last minute takeout when dinner disasters strike. Seven toContinue Reading

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Understanding of the Bible

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Understanding of the Bible

As Christians, reading and understanding the Bible is key to growing in our understanding of God – and important if we want to deepen and grow our relationships with Him. But many of us aren’t exactly sure of how to do that. I get it. I’ve been there. It’s hard knowing where to start. It’s hard knowing what somethingContinue Reading

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3 Important Ways for How to be Content In Married Life

3 Important Ways for How to be Content In Married Life

Do you remember how you felt on your wedding day? How excited you were? How many butterflies you had in your stomach? How you just could not stop smiling? Did everything go perfectly? Did it all feel perfect, even if it wasn’t? At our wedding, the ceremony itself went off without any problems. That is, as long asContinue Reading

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Mad at God? 5 Ways to Overcome Your Anger

Mad at God? 5 Ways to Overcome Your Anger

The following is an edited excerpt from my new book, How Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret. We sat in the quiet of the church sanctuary, two chairs pulled together, our knees almost touching, listening to the faint laughter and conversation in the hall behind us as women lined upContinue Reading

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When Life Doesn’t Fit Your Plan

When Life Doesn’t Fit Your Plan

I stood in line waiting for my zone to be called so I could make my way onto the plane. The gate area was crowded, filled with people jostling, doing that nudge, step, nudge, I’m-not- really-trying-to-move-in-front-of-you-but-yes-I-really-am  kind of dance. Still feeling the effects of full days and late nights from the conference I’d just left, IContinue Reading

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3 Myths That Make it Harder to Forgive

3 Myths That Make it Harder to Forgive

The following is an excerpt from the book, How Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret, available in stores October 1st. Forgiveness isn’t easy, is it? I haven’t found it to be in my life, and I’m assuming since you’re reading this, you probably haven’t either. But maybe you didn’t pick this [book]Continue Reading

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