Haters Gonna Hate But God Is My Guide

About three years ago, I had my first experience with online haters. I had written an article for a popular parenting site and was thrilled about it; it was my first attempt at pitching my writing to a major publication, and they accepted and published it almost immediately. Such a

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Exploring Sisterhood—Because We’re Better Together

In this virtual world we live in, most women are hungry for something tangible. As we struggle to discern what is fake news, we long to find God’s truth. In the divisive atmosphere of politics, we want to find friendships that endure. It’s fine to have friends online, but what

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Finding Our Waymaker

“We’re not lost, we’re just on an adventure.” My daughter recounts stories about getting lost as I drove her across Texas for competitions. Maps and Garmin were my navigation tools. Determined to keep her positive and focused, I repeated that phrase when I had lost my way. We laugh now,

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The Changing Faces of an Unchanging God

Age 10, at a weeknight Baptist revival The pastor said to come forward if I want to give my heart to Jesus. It’s like a magnet, this force, propelling me to the front. Tears stream as my heart is tugged forward. 13 years old, long after bedtime A quiet, kindly

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An Unexpected Storm

We’d been planning for months, and it was finally all coming together. Surveying the room, I mentally went through my list: Candles? Check. Flowers? Check. Music? Check. Taking it all in, my gaze settled on those helping us, each holding a special place in our family. My carefully contained emotions

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An Unexpected Discovery—The Joy of Not Being Needed

I found clarity, and I wasn’t even looking for it. I wanted to make my story more dramatic, so bear with me while I “spice” it up. The world was disintegrating secondary to a global pandemic. (Hard to believe that this part is actually true.) Our two adult sons, recently

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Unexpected Answers

I grew up believing that people of faith weren’t the smartest because they relied on woo-woo stuff over science and logic. So imagine my surprise when I started attending a Spirit-filled church. I fell in love with Jesus and discovered how intimate and real that relationship could be. And started

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When the Unexpected Happens

Spring Break 2020 should have been like any other—except it wasn’t. The coronavirus had made its way to the United States approximately six weeks prior, and little by little, things were changing all around us. I had already decided to stick close to home, so I created a list of

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Leaving the Salon with a New Outlook on Life

Recently, the hair salon I go to underwent a renovation and replaced a row of chairs in front of the shampoo bowls. As I sat down in one of the new chairs, I flipped the handle on the side of the chair to get into a reclining position. My chair

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Seen By God

The phone rang. The news came. The unthinkable, except you have thought about it. It’s why you whisper prayers at night when your children are on the road. You do think about the possibility of the unexpected, but you just cling to the hope that it will not be your

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What is sisterhood? It’s not a club or sorority, but a special kind of soul connection—I can call you sister because you call Him Father.

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