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Chin Up: Show God’s Love by Investing in New Relationships

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I struggled to think of a single name to write in the blank of my guided prayer journal. “Name three people you interact with on a weekly basis that need to know of God’s love,” read the day’s assignment.

Discipleship: Nurture, Don't Abandon, New Christians

women reading Bible together outdoors

While on a family outing in a park, a friend of mine heard a cry coming from a cardboard box. In the box was an abandoned newborn girl. My friend’s family took her home and eventually adopted her. We read this and think, “How sad! How could someone abandon a newborn?”

Internationals Flock to America: Who Is in Your Backyard?

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A large oak tree in my backyard serves as the host tree for an entire “nation” of birds. They come in pairs; they come alone. They come seasonally; they remain for months. They are large and small, beautiful and simple. Their colors are brilliant: red, blue, brown, black, orange, and yellow. They come and they go. Their attraction undoubtedly is the bird feeder my husband faithfully fills. Some eat directly from it; others feed on the seed scattered from the populated feeder.

Watching this convention of birds from my back porch, I thought of the visits, short and long, of internationals in America. Obviously, all analogies fall short at some point, yet I could not help but recognize similarities.

Friendship: Finding Soul Healers

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The desire for meaningful friendship is universal for women. Finding a companion who laughs at the same quirky situations and relishes similar pastimes is a cherished jewel.

Living Missionally in a Social Media World

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram . . . Social media has become how we live life. Thousands of posts a day is what most of us read. Some capture our attention, some make us cringe, and some lead us to click the “unfollow” button.

Serving Christ in Personal Suffering

woman comforting a friend who is suffering

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all adults struggle with at least one chronic health condition. Most who battle an ongoing health problem find it hard to keep up with everyday tasks.

Navigate Life’s Detours with Peace and Purpose

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The doctor turned off the screen and put down his ultrasound probe. With a grim expression, he confronted us with his findings. “Mrs. Conner, I’m afraid you are pregnant with triplets,” he said.

Never Give Up When Someone You Love Is Lost

Never Give Up When Someone You Love Is Lost

As much as you love your family members and friends and desire for them to know Jesus, remember that God loves them more and His will is that all should be saved (2 Peter 3:9).

Minister as a Family to the Homeless

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A couple of years ago, our family moved to a new city. We noticed something about our city right away. We noticed the woman with the sign at the stoplight by the grocery store. There was the man we passed on the way to piano lessons.

Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activities into Missions Opportunities

happy child with multiple extracurricular activities

Dinner was difficult last year. We were at the soccer field 4 nights during the week and on Saturdays for games. My 2 boys practiced on opposite nights, so every night was a rush to finish homework, eat dinner, and get to the field.

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