November 12, 2019

Do you ever feel alone? Really alone? Of course you do. Don't we all? 

Michele Cushatt pokes the reality of presence into our aloneness.

Elisa

When You Fear You're All Alone

By Michele Cushatt

Our time together should have been sweet. Only, it wasn't.

It began as an afternoo...

November 5, 2019

Be grateful for what you do have rather than grumbling about what you don't. A good word for us all from Tricia Goyer.

Elisa

Replace the Grumbles

By Tricia Goyer

My husband John and I decided to invite our large family into a challenge: go one year without grumbling and wo...

October 29, 2019

Ever feel like you're stuck on a hamster wheel, making no progress? Eve Evans helps us change our perspective.

Elisa

Hamster Wheel or Potter's Wheel?

By Eve Evans

"Why am I not getting anywhere?"
 

I sat frustrated and disappointed, feeling like I was on a hamster wheel in...

October 22, 2019

Arriving by Leaving

By Elisa Morgan

More than forty years ago, I loaded suitcases and boxes into the trunk of my Cutlass (white with a burgundy vinyl roof) and carefully wedged houseplants (an airplane plant, a non-blooming Christmas cactus and a straggly avocado tree) i...

October 15, 2019

Is reading the Bible a "have-to" or a "want-to" in your life? Nicole Unice opens our eyes to the "more" it can offer.

Elisa

A Life-Giving Practice

By Nicole Unice

Growing up, church consisted of the following smattering of memories: counting the beams in the sanctuary ceil...

October 8, 2019

What story are you telling yourself? Meghan Larissa Good challenges us to tell ourselves stories of health.

Elisa

The Story We Tell Ourselves

By Meghan Larissa Good

"You have a lovely voice," the older woman seated in front of me at the wedding turned to say. I smiled and...

October 1, 2019

It's easy to lose perspective on the past, thinking it was "better" than it was. Becky Leach helps reorient our gaze.

Elisa

Looking Back

By Becky Leach

"I am so frustrated! How can he not get it?" I told my husband through tears late one night.

Our oldest child was in the m...

September 24, 2019

Everybody's Got Something

By Elisa Morgan

She walked ahead of me into the meeting, finishing a call and then tucking her phone into her designer bag. Adorable outfit. Long and perfectly coiffed curls. Just the right amount of polish over her being. Across the table from...

September 17, 2019

Gifts can come in unexpected forms. Read on as Judy Douglass challenges us to unwrap and receive all of God's gifts.

Elisa

On a Prodigal Journey: Open Your Gifts

By Judy Douglass

"I have a gift for you."

His voice was not audible, but it was clear. In the midst of my grievi...

September 10, 2019

We can struggle with wondering if we're "enough" - like all the time. Read on as Melissa d'Arabian shares her conclusions on this constantly-dripping topic in our minds.

Elisa

Am I Enough?

By Melissa d'Arabian

Have you ever wondered if you are enough?

I do. All the tim...

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