Book Review & Giveaway: Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women

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Young women face daily challenges, anything from bullying over social media and in friendships and dating. Zondervan offers this beautiful hardcover book of devotions that target the daily challenges facing our young women. Each day speaks to the heart of the matter, paired with scripture, and a journaling area for further reflection. 

Day 13: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Invite

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This is an invitation to plant life, a wild seed, in healthy soil. Where are you scattering joy? Where are you tilling hope? I started a garden last year. With high hopes and focused expectations,

#FiveMinuteFriday: Support (a poem)

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Support is much more than what we can buy. We can no longer buy our way out of guilt. We can no longer place money where we should place boundaries. Support is showing up and assisting the mending of our clipped wings or the clipped wings of our family and friends.

Book Review & Giveaway: The Way of Hope by Melissa Fisher

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The Way of Hope: A Fresh Perspective on Sexual Identity, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Church written by Melissa Fisher was published by Baker Books. I chose this book for review and was given a free

Book Review & Giveaway: Hope Prevails by Dr. Michelle Bengston

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Why do we pretend to be happier than we are? Why is it hard to admit to others how we feel? In Hope Prevails, Dr. Michelle Bengston tackles depression from the outside looking in. As a neuropsychologist, having walked through this battlefield, she determines to help us understand the spiritual battleground of depression.

Book Review: Still Waiting by Ann Swindell

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And while I wait to be released from my own struggles, Still Waiting drives hope into my life. It takes me by the hand and says, me too. This is what it is to wait well.

When You Lose Hope Like a Fractured Jar Unable To Hold Water

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I know what it’s like to feel like a fractured jar, water spilling out, unable to feel full. The positive life flows in and it drips right out leaving you feeling empty. I know what

God Changes Us Even When Our Circumstances Remain Static

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//These times change us. Malleable feelings summon us when relationships get sideswiped by the unknown; we must remain dependent only on the triple braided cord. God changes us even when our circumstances remain static. Though