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Abram’s Two Tips for a Thankful Prayer Life

I am not very good at pausing to thank God. Don't get me wrong - It's not that I don't pray. I am practically expert level at asking God for things. Seriously. I've got lots of time for that. But, when it comes to stopping what I'm doing to offer God a sincere,...

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Family Devotions: What Do I Need to Know?

My husband and I love our kids' schools and have a high degree of trust for the education they are getting there. HOWEVER, we also believe the ultimate responsibility for childhood development falls on the parents. God gave us these little humans and he's very...

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What Do We Do With the Waiting?

Do you know what the longest week in the Bible was? I bet you're guessing it's the week of creation. (Nope.) The longest week in the Bible only takes up the length of one Bible verse but it's a doozy. "One week later, the flood came and covered the earth." (Genesis...

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How to Fix Your Vision Without Glasses

Sometimes I go through my morning routine of getting my kids ready for school without my glasses on or contacts in. On purpose. I did it one morning to test a theory and it worked. My theory was that my observation skills were actually causing me to become more...

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What I Learned From What God DIDN’T Say

Everything that is written in the Bible is something God WANTS us to know. At first glance, that doesn't seem like a big thought, but it totally is. I dismissed it at first but, the longer I thought about it, the more it blew me away. I never even considered it...

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Where’s God When I’m Afraid?

Do you remember the last time you were terrified? I can remember two - 9/11 and the day one of my [then toddler] sons fell down the basement stairs. Both times, my mind seemed to go completely blank AND frenzied at the same time. I remember - specifically on 9/11 -...

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God’s Secret Decision-Making Formula

When you make decisions, are you more of an instinctual, "go with your gut" type of person or do you prefer to gather data and weigh pros and cons first? Maybe a little bit of both (and then pray like crazy that you made the right call)? Decisions are hard!!! Even...

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5 Tips for Being an Awful Leader

Have you ever read the book of 3 John? It's the shortest book in the Bible (219 words in the original Greek). You figure, with that short a message, it must pack a punch, right?! Yep. One of the themes that's written about is leadership: how to care [well] for our...

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