What is it Like to Be Formless? A Reflection on Genesis 1

Faith Grace Strength

Friend, when you’re sitting on the bathroom floor, pissed, crying out, alone, at the thread end of giving up, know that this marks your beginning. God will separate your heaven from your earth and create a new beginning.

Writer’s Burnout and the Benefits of Writing Book Reviews

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At the height of my burnout I emailed a dear writing colleague and confided in her, “I’m burnt out on Christianity. I don’t want to write anything that has to deal with faith anymore.”

Begin Again: Your Marriage Reset Button by Jen Weaver

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When it comes to marriage, we expect to begin only once. So much so that many brides plan the commencement event for months, carefully selecting flowers, dresses, and really good cake.

Begin Again: Why My Worth Is Emerging for Me Now by Julie Loos

Faith Family Strength

Throughout my whole life, I’ve felt unwanted. When I was a young child, those closest to me threatened to give me up. These individuals were supposed to be my safe place- my home. In reality,

Begin Again: Set Ablaze by Anita Maldonado

Faith Grace Strength

Just like this hillside, my soul has been scorched by fiery trials. For many years, I waded through the thick black smoke as my soul was left desolate, dry, and gasping for air. All signs of life were stripped away, leaving only a remnant of skeletal remains. I felt forsaken and forgotten. It was hard to imagine my soul flourishing again.

Begin Again: New Life In A Broken Marriage by Sarah Geringer

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I heard God whispering to my heart when I read that story. You like to bake…what is his favorite dessert? I remembered how much he liked cheesecake. Working up my nerve, I invited him over for supper on a Sunday night. He agreed, and I prepared our home, a special meal, and my heart for his arrival.

Begin Again: When Two Hearts Finally Become One by Meg Weyerbacher

Faith Family Grace Guest Post Strength

Husband and I lay, backs on the bed staring at the ceiling, no kids at home. Finally, time alone. How would we spend this time? Would it be as all the times before? Pretending we weren’t hurt? Hovering surface level?

Begin Again: Interview with Micah Bournes

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When I imagined this series, I wanted it to touch people in a way that offered hope in the treacherous terrain we’re navigating right now.

Begin Again: Endure the Inner Battle With Renegade Faith

Faith Family Grace Strength

Tomorrow morning I will wake and my tween son and teenage daughter will wake with their dads and stepmoms. Not with me. It’s been this way for years and it doesn’t get any easier. I’m