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Hope In Light of the Unexpected

This life you didn’t necessarily plan for is becoming quite beautiful on you.In the Light of the UnexpectedIt might be that day of the week, or that particular season, or ...

We Are Okay

We hold hope and despair, one in each arm, and we cradle them close to our chest, because they both have something important to say at every moment. ~ Kaitlin ...

The Companion’s Prayer: Pointing Our Kids to Trust Along Life’s Uncharted Paths

Over the past year, I’ve been called to companion my thirteen-year-old daughter through challenging new territories due to a severe health issue. I use this word as a verb because ...

Only Love Today: Acceptance

Love is a good place to start a new beginning. BUILDING ON LOVEI wear a worn wristband that bears the words Only Love Today Recently, someone asked me what that ...

Only Love Today: My Vow to Soften

By being softer you can hear more, learn more, feel more, and love more.I’ve had enough of my hard edges. I’m tired of straining my voice. I’d like to loosen ...

Hands Free Life: Unimaginable Strength

“I want be on the swim team like Natalie,” Avery announced shortly after she turned six. She’d even put on Natalie’s team suit and Speedo goggles to show that she ...

Only Love Today: One Kind Thing

In a world quick to condemn, criticize, and overreact, be quick to be kind.The summer before I started middle school, I gained a lot of weight and developed unsightly stretch ...

Daily Doses of God's Grace: Take the Pressure Off So Others May Too

I wasn’t sure how Natalie would react to hearing me admit my most painful truths in a bookstore filled with friends, colleagues, neighbors, and complete strangers. Although Natalie had heard ...

Creating a Sun Delay

Creating a Sun DelayI remember the first time I started collecting hellos.Instead of staring at the screen of my phone or reviewing my to-do list that day, I simply watched ...

Seeing Life Through Undistracted Eyes

My children each have a backpack they carry to and from school.Inside the backpack is a folder. Each afternoon, I empty the folders. The next day the folders come home ...

Come As You Are

The day had gotten away from me. It was a Hands Free Saturday, which meant having fun took priority over showering and doing my hair. But now it was almost ...

My Child Cannot Kiss a Moving Target

Maybe it was the recurring disappointment in my children’s faces when I told them I didn’t have time. Maybe it was the superficial hellos and hasty goodbyes offered to my ...

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Free Online Bible Study by Jennie Allen

Free Online Bible Study by Jennie Allen

What does the Bible tell us about our emotions? Join the free Untangle Your Emotions Online Bible Study and get exclusive content from author Jennie Allen, 6 study videos, and other Bible study resources - all free when you sign up! Study starts 6/10.