What Cancer Taught Me About Praying Scripture

I had a love-hate relationship with the thought of praying scripture. It sounded like such a good idea but I’ve got the memory of a sieve and could never remember a verse, let alone the right verse for the right situation. It stressed me out, I felt like a failure. I...

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Achieve Like Martha Without Feeling Guilty

Asking me to be still with Jesus is like telling a dog to sit-and-stay in a squirrel sanctuary. I'm just not wired that way. For years I've felt like a second-class Christian, guilty for not being spiritual enough to rest in the presence of my creator. Having cancer...

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When Less Really Is More

You know I'm all about meeting you when life's not fair so you can find more even when life hands you less, well, when my friend Kim discovered her perfect-in-every-way thriteen-year-old daughter was cutting, her life disintegrated. However, it was through this LESS...

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Joy Amidst the Terrifying

My friend Maria was told her son Gideon wouldn't live more than a few minutes if he survived his own birth, and she was terrified. She knew what the bible said, that God draws near to the brokenhearted, but had no idea how He would do it until she and her family lost...

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A Prayer for When Life Stinks

When life stinks worse than a week old tuna sandwich I want to pray, I know I should pray, but have no blinking idea what to pray. OR, I'm so pissed off I explode in a torrent of expletives or keep my trap shut terrified I'll offend Him. Have you been there? Silly...

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When Circumstances Shake Your Trust in God

Today my friend Kate Motaung is here, sharing an excerpt from her memoir, A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging. I wish that none of us could relate to her story, but the reality is that many of us can, and I'm so glad we can huddle up and be in this...

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How to Laugh When All You Want to do is Scream

“What is THAT?” He shrieked, pointing at the x-ray. I was lying on my back having been examined in an unmentionable orifice (I’m a rectal cancer survivor - I won’t spell it out further) when the consultant seemed unable to identify one of my body parts. This would be...

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How to Grow in Life’s Ordinary Moments

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to stay standing when something difficult or painful threatens to flatten them? My friend and fellow Brit, Rachel Britton, is one of those folks. She seems to bend but not break and be able to hold onto God when the rest of...

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