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25 Simple Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful

For the last few years, I’ve been on a mission to redeem Christmas. Not from over-commercialization or de-Christianization, but from bad memories. For me, the Christmas season carries a heavy load of memories about arguments over tree toppers, disappointments because I didn’t get someone “the perfect gift,” and general ill-feelings that I’ll never measure up. I’d venture a guess that …

If you feel like your prayer life is a mess, you'll want to read these 5 smart ways to organize your prayer life.

5 Smart Ways to Organize Your Prayer Life

Have you ever told someone you’d pray for them and then forgot? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to pray more for your husband or children, but you just don’t get around to it? It’s easy for our prayer lives to get buried under the pressing things in life. The laundry pile, the incoming emails, the daily task of figuring our …

The Truth about our momfail culture

The Truth About Our #MomFail Culture

“Your appointment was at 9:20 am,” she said. “I know,” I said, as my face flushed pink with shame, my eyes discreetly checking the clock above her head. It was 9:34 am. “I’m sorry we’re late.” She looked at me and narrowed her eyes. I felt the heat reach the tips of my ears. “It’s my first day out with both …

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See the Bible in a New Way: A Review of the NLT Illustrated Study Bible

If you’re a visual learner, studying the Bible can be a challenge. It’s hard to picture a world that’s so different from ours, and some of the stories and metaphors simply don’t make sense to 21st-century Westerners. Sometimes, I’m a little jealous of little kid Bibles filled with cute illustrations. Okay, so maybe cartoon drawings aren’t exactly helpful in explaining …