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Where is God in My Grief?

Have you ever asked the question, “Where is God in my grief?” If you’ve known the pain and heartache of loss, I pray that this video interview with my friend and fellow author, Kate Motaung, will be a great blessing to you. In fact, I know it’s resonated with many readers, because it’s one of the most-viewed videos on our …

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How to Prepare for Persecution

If I’m being totally honest, the idea of suffering for the sake of the gospel makes me a little uncomfortable. I’d rather be safe. Comfortable. Happy. Prosperous. Respected. Admired. Can you relate? The reality is my avoidance means if persecution came I wouldn’t be ready. So, perhaps today would be a good day that we might want to consider what it …

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10 Christian Biographies You Should Read Before You Die

One of my goals this year has been to read more Christian biographies, especially those of believers who have suffered persecution for their faith and have stood firm under trials. I’ve shared before my personal connection to persecution, as well as the fears and nightmares that haunted me for years, and how my study of Colossians freed me to rest in …

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3 Ways Lent Could Change your Life

“So, what are you giving up for Lent?” The question took me by surprise; I had never thought about it before. The question came up as often as did friendly inquiries about my weekend. And I didn’t know what to say. Back then I’d never seen posts like this one on 50 unique ideas of what to give up for …