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The Secret To Living A Defiant Joy: An interview with Margaret Feinberg

One of my favorite people, Margaret Feinberg, has been through a brutal fight with cancer and shares the unexpected lessons she discovered along the way in her new book and Bible study Fight Back With Joy. Margaret is also the author of Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey, The […]

What a Battle of Wills with a 3-year-old Taught Me

Our granddaughter is three years old. She is an adorable little redhead who loves to have her way. The other day we sat down to eat dinner. She had been excited to eat, up until her dad placed the plate in front of her. It was at that point that she decided to flip the […]

The Truth About First Impressions

When we meet someone for the first time, it takes our brains seven seconds to compute a “first impression.” In this short time, we form an opinion about someone based on their appearance, body language, demeanor, mannerisms, and even how they dress. While this may be scientifically proven within human interactions, the truth is, our […]

Navy SEAL Noel Giveaway

Jess is scared. She’s been kidnapped by a drug lord and her ransom is to create a lethal bomb designed to kill thousands in moments. Will is trained. He knows how to find what he needs and how to use what he finds. They grew up together but have never been so far apart. His […]

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8 Simple Truths to Change Your Negative Feelings

Sometimes my feelings tell me that I am alone in my struggles. Sometimes my feelings tell me that I’m not worthy to speak with God. Sometimes my feelings say God has set me aside, forgotten me. Sometimes my feelings say I’m scared. Sometimes my feelings say I am not safe, I can’t be safe. Sometimes my […]


You went to serve this nation, to protect the way of life your grandparents had moved here for. You kept on. You sailed in frigid North Atlantic waters praying no U-boat would find your group. And you kept on. You crossed the channel that Day and saw men you’d just met taken. You felt the […]