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So many books. So many stories that painted my world with color and taught me about the sacredness of life. The beauty found in brokenness. That light cannot be appreciated without shadows.
“Empathy is a choice,” says research professor Brené Brown, “and it’s a vulnerable choice. In order to connect with you, I have to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling.
The problem isn’t the inevitable moments of discomfort; it’s that I am not prepared for them. I have to stop believing that trials are the exception to the rule, when really they’re just part of life.
by Josh D. McDowell and Sean McDowell, excerpt of More Than a Carpenter.
Many people want to regard Jesus not as God but as a good, moral man or as an exceptionally wise prophet who spoke many profound truths.
We’ll know that the Artist fashioned us just as he desired and that we’ll never lose the health and beauty he’s graciously given us.
by Randy Alcorn, excerpted from Heaven.
Today is National Good Samaritan Day! In honor of living as the Good Samaritan did, this essay is from Elisa Morgan’s book, She Did What She Could, reminding us of what we are able to do for others.
Jolina Petersheim is the bestselling author of The Alliance, The Midwife, and The Outcast, which Library Journal called “outstanding . . .
Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman
Sadly, motherhood is no longer a popularly celebrated calling. We do everything that we can to delay it, ignore it, and/or be “limited” by it.