Her Story: The Freedom of True Friendship

Senior year of high school I walked around the corner to see my very best friend surrounded by a bunch of laughing girls. At lunch, they’d been talking about a party one of the girls was having—a party to which everyone except me was invited. Hurt and angry, I wrote

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Her Story: I Believe! Why am I Still so Afraid?

Almost two years have passed since a judge signed the papers . . . and every promise was broken. Nearly 20 years of marriage, just over. And now, I’m divorced. Just saying that still makes me want to weep. There have been few things in my life as unwanted as

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Her Story: Moving Forward When God Says No

Over a decade ago, I believed I was being led to prepare for a very specific job. I had received the required certifications, logged hundreds of hours in training, and waited for just the right opportunity. Along the way, I developed a focused plan of action to ensure I was

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Her Story: Flexibility is Next to Godliness

I stopped the vacuum in the middle of the living room, shut it off and said, out loud, “Okay, Lord, I think You’ve made me a speaker.” I waited for a moment. Silence. I turned the vacuum back on and continued my chore. I didn’t hear an audible voice, but

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Her Story: From Doer to Dweller

I felt for many years that productivity = achievement. Likes Friends Comments Platforms The number of groups I was leading or attending Performance Activities The list goes on and on   Busy isn’t always best. The Holy Spirit has been tapping on my heart to shift my steps from striving

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Her Story: Trusting the Beginning, Middle, and End

Sitting on the floor, tears streaming, questions flying, fears mounting, I sought the Lord. As an eight-year-old, I didn’t know all there was to know about God, and now at forty-seven, I still do not. But just as I did at eight when my parents split up, I did again

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What’s Your Story?

Have you ever tried the human knot icebreaker? A group stands in a circle and reaches across to grab the hand of another person, and then reaches across with the other hand to another person and does the same. Once everyone is connected, the entire “knot” of people has to

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I’m Over Overcomplicating It

About a year ago, I got stuck in Paul’s letters to the Corinthians. I’m still there. These letters are the ones where he writes to the church that has gathered after the death of Jesus, within a few years, actually, and have already made a mess of it by adding

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I’m Over Worrying About Settling for Less

I’ve always been a dreamer; not the starry-eyed, wanderlust, impractical kind, but the one who imagined that with hard work I could achieve anything.  By nature, I’m a play-it-safe gal who chooses the role of dream organizer like it’s a badge of honor. Instead of flying by the seat of

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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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