Hunting Hope: you can’t find light without darkness ?>

Hunting Hope: you can’t find light without darkness

This post/review about Hunting Hope was written by my 12-year-old daughter, Mary. By having her assist me with this review, it was my hope that she would really dig deep into her emotions and share some of that with you today. What I found is that she is not ready to dive so far down. However, she has opened up with me about so many things in the past few months, I am confident she will share her stories with…

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The League and the Lantern inspires my middle schooler to read ?>

The League and the Lantern inspires my middle schooler to read

One of the coolest things about being a mom is watching my children learn to love reading as much as I did as a child. Mary reads constantly; her brothers, on the other hand, read only when they are forced to. Despite multiple trips to the library, and encouraging them to discover a series they love, they manage to turn most of our time spent there into a celebrity death match. So, when a book was delivered to my doorstep, they didn’t think much…

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Self-sufficiency: 9 ways I’m missing out on God’s blessings ?>

Self-sufficiency: 9 ways I’m missing out on God’s blessings

I consider myself a “baby” when it comes to my Christian faith. I believe this of myself because of my tendency to ignore the thoughts of self-sufficiency in my life. I can do all things through ME who strengthens me. It’s a weird place to be at times. I know being self-sufficient is not what God wants for me; it’s not what I want for myself, either. So, I’m working on it – albeit, slowly – to break through years of depression and…

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Pocket Prayers from Max Lucado and friends ?>

Pocket Prayers from Max Lucado and friends

Years ago, when I was living in New Jersey, I discovered my church’s Twitter account but never “friended” them because I was afraid they wouldn’t like what they had to see; I had been experiencing a very difficult time and I had been ranting and raving about the events. Admittedly, I don’t always express myself in a way that would be pleasing to the Lord’s ear, let alone a child’s ear, but I do possess the constant desire to strive to…

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