God’s Marvelous Grace {Titus 2:11-14}

I spend a lot of time thinking, reading, learning, and—yes—writing about the Enneagram. It’s not just because I’m fascinated with personality models (though I am). It’s also not because it’s currently very ...

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A Mother’s Prayer {1 Corinthians 16:13-14}

In one of our family’s most treasured picture books, a celebratory lullaby is sung to a newborn, commemorating the night the child was born. “On the night you were born,” it croons, ...

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Embrace His Abundance {Psalm 23:1-3}

Life felt heavy. I wasn’t sad or defeated. I was able to get out of bed every morning and remained (mostly) functional for a majority of each day. I could still write, ...

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Are You Listening? {Psalm 119:17-19}

Hearing from God has been a recurring theme for me lately. It’s come up in sermons at church, in my personal devotions, during Bible study discussions, while reading with Charleston—in other words, ...

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Sing Praise to Him {1 Chronicles 16:8-12}

A few weeks ago I had one of those magical days where the world was begging me to wake up and take notice. When I opened the blinds in my bedroom, I ...

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Finishing, With Jesus {Proverbs 16:1-4}

Gretchen Rubin, a writer and studier of human nature, is famous for her knack for dividing people into categories. One of her taxonomies I’ve found especially insightful is that of “Finishers and ...

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Fasten Your Thoughts on These Things {Philippians 4:6-8}

One of the things I love most about our Heavenly Father is that He is a personal God. Our small minds have a hard time reconciling the Creator of the Universe with ...

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He Is Trustworthy {Proverbs 3:5-6}

Entering into diaper changes with the twins these days is like stepping onto a battlefield. (When I read that sentence back to Luke, he interjected that “entering the apocalypse” was a more ...

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He Is Worthy [Revelation 4:11]

(This year, I am returning to an old practice of choosing a passage of Scripture to memorize and meditate on throughout each month. And I’m inviting you along for the journey, beginning ...

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September Verse of the Month // Psalm 25:4-5

Many Christians talk about how they regularly hear from God, sometimes even audibly. But even though I’ve had a personal relationship with Christ for most of my life, this direct hearing from ...

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