Finding Hope After a Loved One Dies
March 15th, 2018

Finding Hope After a Loved One Dies

Hannah DeMarco

You wonder when the pain will stop—the crushing weight of the world’s emptiness. You wonder when you’ll stop picking up the phone only to realize there’s no one to call. You wonder when a song or smell that reminds you of that person won’t clutch at your throat and blind ...

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Making Goals that Reflect God’s Character
January 18th, 2018

Making Goals that Reflect God’s Character

Hannah DeMarco

So, what’s your New Year’s resolution? a friend asked me at a New Year’s Eve party. Uhhhhh, I responded, and lunged toward the chip bowl to stuff my face. No one expects me to answer uncomfortable questions with ...

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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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Find Hope in God’s Word When Your Plans Fail
June 8th, 2017

Find Hope in God’s Word When Your Plans Fail

Hannah DeMarco

Sometimes things just dont work out, I heard myself saying over the phone. Its okay. While my voice sounded convincing, I felt anything but okay. With that phone call, I had just given up my dream apartment with my dream roommates in my dream town. I said ...

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How to Walk Through Grief with Scripture
May 16th, 2017

How to Walk Through Grief with Scripture

Laura Chan

James* collapsed this morning while running a marathon, and he passed away. Those are the words my husband whispered to me in disbelief as he pulled the phone away from his ear. The man who had stood with us in our wedding, ...

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Failed Plans? Lean into God’s Word for Comfort
March 14th, 2017

Failed Plans? Lean into God’s Word for Comfort

Dottie McLoughlin

This was my day, and I was all smiles It took a holiday to do it, but our family was finally all together again. As I welcomed them all into the house, I anticipated the low hum of great adult conversation as children giggled and played quietly in ...

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4 Proverbs for a Disappointing Day
February 7th, 2017

4 Proverbs for a Disappointing Day

Hannah DeMarco

Being an idealist at heart, I often start my days with the highest of expectations. Morning Expectations Expectation : Wake up with the dawn. Exert maximum energy from the moment my eyes open. Go for a run. Shower. Fry myself an egg and make some ...

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Feeling Overwhelmed by Big Changes? Find Comfort in God’s Word
January 26th, 2017

Feeling Overwhelmed by Big Changes? Find Comfort in God’s Word

Hannah DeMarco

When I moved to England in 2014, the first few days felt like I was living in an alternate reality. The unfamiliar sights and sounds made something as simple as walking to the grocery store feel like a life-defining moment. England’s air smelled older and wetter than America’s. Its ...

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