Outstanding Books for Christian Moms Just 99 cents (May 3-10 Only)

** UPDATE: This promotion has ended! I hope you’ll find some new titles to read, even though the sale is over.I’m so excited to announce that I’ve collaborated with some other authors for a special Mother’s Day promotion! Don’t miss out on these outstanding books for Christian moms! Five of these titles are only 99 […]

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How Busy Moms Can Engage in the Spiritual Practice of Solitude

When the moms in our book club read and discussed Where the Crawdads Sing*, I had to laugh because we envied the main character instead of pitied her. In the story (don’t worry: no spoilers), Kya survives alone in the marshes of North Carolina. Her contact with people is limited and her only friends are […]

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Finding Belonging in a Foreign Country

Out of Place – Jodie’s Story As a newly married introvert, I found that the label 外国人 “foreigner” was the only thing that fit me in our newly acquired host culture. While my extroverted husband with his natural language ability and flexible personality seemed custom made for China, I felt out of place.  If you […]

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Finding Belonging As Your Whole Self

Out of Place – Lindsey’s Story I have memories of being a bold, courageous child. I was confident and could strike up a conversation or play with anyone. And then, that version of me was gone. As if my memories of her belonged to someone else. She was replaced with anxiety. Restless nights. And an […]

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The Spiritual Practice of Choosing Slow

My morning routine was interrupted last month when we packed up the kids and the dogs and drove to Joshua Tree. We booked three nights in a charming desert bungalow expertly decorated in bohemian-hipster-chic style. As I walked through the house and marveled at all the decorative touches—geodes, antlers, dreamcatchers—I noticed that the tiny kitchen […]

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Finding Belonging When You Feel Invisible

Out of Place – Melissa’s Story As a young girl, I understood that belonging with others felt normal and very safe. However, to really belong, I realized you needed to be known and loved. More than someone just knowing your name; it’s that feeling when someone you know gets excited to see you and runs […]

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Finding Belonging in the Pews of a New Church

Out of Place – Katie’s Story After a quick glance in the mirror to make sure my mask matched my outfit, I realized I had plenty of time to walk. Swoosh. The revolving door spit me out into the concrete jungle and Google maps directed my steps toward a new-to-me church. Moving in the middle […]

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How to Embrace Celebration as a Spiritual Practice

March 14th was Pi Day—a day that, in the past, was hardly worth noting. In previous years, either Max or I would say “Oh hey it’s Pi Day. Too bad we don’t have any pie.” and that would be the end of it.  This year, we planned ahead. My husband wanted to try his hand […]

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Finding Belonging Even When We’re Not Chosen

Out of Place – Marnie’s Story Just weeks before high school started, we left a bustle-y, colorful South Jersey town for this sleepy, tucked-in-the-hills community in southern Ohio. From East coast to Midwest. From urban to country. From 600 students in my class to 64. From Burger King to Burger Shack. In that town of […]

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Ditching Perfection to Find Belonging

Out of Place – Susan’s Story “If only…” was my unconscious mantra for most of my life.  If only I won more. If only I was prettier. If only I got the highest grade.  I was convinced I was just one breakthrough away from fitting in. If I achieved XYZ then I would finally unlock […]

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