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Exhausted by Caring for Others? God’s Word Gives You Strength
August 17th, 2017

Exhausted by Caring for Others? God’s Word Gives You Strength

Dottie McLoughlin

Who needs to call a repairman when you have a father who is handy? Washer stopped spinning? Refrigerator making a weird noise? My dad was always happy to come over and save the day. Until the day he said No . I knew it wasnt like Dad ...

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When God Says No
August 10th, 2017

When God Says No

Laura Chan

I can still see it: Dad standing on the bleachers in my middle school gymnasium, clapping his hands raw because his daughter had been named Student of the Month. I can also still see this: the empty space in the auditorium where Dad should have ...

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Feel like life is out of control? These prayers will help you refocus
August 3rd, 2017

Feel like life is out of control? These prayers will help you refocus

Hannah DeMarco

It used to be so much easier to do it all. Back then, you could handle the kids, the carpet stains, the many work projects, the constant calls from family and friends and the occasional telemarketer. Looking back, youre not sure how you did it. ...

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Care Too Much About What Other People Want? Find Your Self-worth in God’s Word
July 25th, 2017

Care Too Much About What Other People Want? Find Your Self-worth in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

The knot in my stomach grows larger with each letter I type on my phone in the half-light glow of my bedroom. Although Im sick and need rest, I feel guilty about cancelling weekend plans with my friend. After thirty minutes of careful crafting, I ...

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Love Someone Struggling with Addiction? Find Hope in God’s Word
July 20th, 2017

Love Someone Struggling with Addiction? Find Hope in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

I open the front screen door and step tentatively inside. My eyes dart to where my sister sits on the couch with new, tanned skin and home-cut bangs. I want to tease her about her eternal compulsion to dye and cut her own hair on a whim, but ...

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Mounting Medical Bills? Psalms Offer Peace
July 18th, 2017

Mounting Medical Bills? Psalms Offer Peace

Hannah DeMarco

You’re a planner. You plan for vacation, your kids’ education, and that much-needed new home appliance. You didn’t plan on your loved one getting sick. At first you said, We can do this. You pinched pennies, tapped into savings, got by. But as the illness ...

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Psalms of Comfort for Times of Grief
July 11th, 2017

Psalms of Comfort for Times of Grief

Dottie McLoughlin

When I was with her, I felt ageless. The years fell away and we were, once again, college coeds enjoying what life had to offer. In college, Kozy was the fun one of our group. Her heart was so big and she had room in it for all ...

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How to Have Grace for Yourself as a Parent
July 6th, 2017

How to Have Grace for Yourself as a Parent

Dottie McLoughlin

In retrospect, my parenting résumé doesn’t look too bad. I’ve raised three kids into successful adults who now love and care for their own families. Everyone turned out okay, but sometimes that was despite me. I’ll never forget how angelic they looked when they were ...

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