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The Christmas Cake

I realized that he probably never had a perfect birthday cake (if they even did that in those days). Even his actual birthday was far from perfect…

The Miracle of Christmas

I thanked the Lord and kindly reminded Him of the promise He made me. I confidently assumed that we would have a girl on our next go-around.

Who’s Driving?

Nothing is worse while you are driving than being subjected to a backseat driver (who is sometimes at the front seat in the form of your spouse).

Are We On the Same Page?

He may be trying to talk to you about something really important. Make sure you are available to hear it.

“Why are you single?”

I’m not offended anymore. But it’s something that unquestionably comes when I don’t have a picture of a boy to show them.

Are You Convinced?

What we don’t realize is that, oftentimes, we become victims of financial slavery in this process, heaping on loads of debt and worry.

Intersecting Orbits

You can’t love from a distance. You have to get close. You have to open yourself up, you have to be real, and you have to SEE people.

The Suddenlies of God

The wait was agonizing. A year and a half — nothing. I felt overlooked, like I had somehow fallen through the cracks of God’s oversight.

Elizabeth’s Hope

Christmas can be hard. When families are focused on being together, it’s easy to see only what is missing.

Finding Rest

Yet, the longer I’m gazing on Him and spending time in fellowship with Him, I feel my heart coming to a place of being satisfied with God alone.

Thanksgiving 365

As you begin this Thanksgiving holiday, make this a daily tradition. Better yet, make it a daily NEED!

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Wouldn’t it be so nice to enjoy this holiday season and not have to make your New Year’s resolution to lose the weight you gained over the holidays?

The Beast of Black Friday

Once we learn that empty pockets and full shopping carts do not equal a full heart, we will find more peace and harmony in the holiday season. It is our family, our friends, and more than that, our relationship with Jesus Christ that will truly satisfy us.

Our Testimonies: Melissa Forster

Since I have been walking in relationship with Jesus since I was seventeen, I thought I had met God as Father. Then, in 2013, we lost our first baby.

A Future Unknown

After so much effort trying to make Washington happen, we had to start asking ourselves if, in this case, resistance might actually just be redirection.

I Never Did Mind the Little Things

We’ve become more loving, considerate, and selfless in our service to one another, but it’s not like we took a magic potion to suddenly become the perfect spouse.

Idols

I got to thinking about anything in my life that I might idolize. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we have added idols to our life.

The Refining Fire

In the light beneath the eagle’s wing, I saw a girl coming forth in the light—in freedom. 

What It’s Like to Have Three Kids

Having three kids is full. And it is hard. But here’s the thing. So is having two kids. And so is having one kid. It’s always full, it’s always hard.