How Can You Silence Fear? (Montana Bears and Florida Hurricanes)

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It’s Thursday in Montana. I’ve had the trip of a lifetime, and now I’m watching the smoke from forest fires settle over Whitefish and hide the mountains from view, like a gray cloak concealing a precious work of art. Back home in Florida, my family and friends are bracing themselves for the threat of Hurricane Irma, which CNN is simply calling, “a monster.” With images of Hurricane Harvey still fresh in our minds, almost everyone I know has filled at least part of their days with prayer or worry or both this week.

How Amazing Is All That We Cannot Imagine?

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Have you ever wondered if the future ahead is so wonderful that we could not imagine it even if we tried? I had the opportunity to snorkel in the Florida Keys this month, and the sight was more than my eyes could drink in. Pictures don’t do it justice—the overwhelming blue dream of water that […]

How a Bedside Table Can Show the Love

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Recently, I visited my best friend and her family. It has been a very busy several months for me with a lot of time on travel, and the long weekend of rest and fellowship was just what I needed. On my first night there, their beautiful four children asked me to tuck them into bed. […]

How Unpublished Authors Can Get Found – ACFW Genesis Contest

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Hey, aspiring authors! It’s time to start thinking about submitting your work for the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest! I’m really excited to be a coordinator this year for the YA category. If you are a Christian fiction author who hasn’t been published (yet!), this contest is a great way to take the leap (it […]

How Big Is God’s Kingdom When We Need Encouragement?

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How big is God’s Kingdom when it comes to finding help, comfort, and support right now? So often, I thank God for the blessings that seem to come directly from Him. And when I take the time to think of it, I thank Him for the blessings that come from the hands of others, too. […]