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Article by: Kristine Bolt Forty-five percent. Almost half. That’s how much of my life I wasted. I calculated it. Half of my one and only life. Time I’ll never get back. Wasted through impatience, passivity, and cowardice. First, I kicked God to the curb because I wanted answers from Him, and He seemed deafeningly silent.
Sadness. Fear. Uncertainty. Boredom. Exhaustion. Anger. These are just a few of the emotions I’ve experienced in 2020. I know that I am not alone.I know that you feel it too. Strange, new emotions rise up in our souls as we come to the painful realization that the future may not be all that we
Article by: Erika Rachelle Anderson I vividly remember what it feels like. The constant heaviness. The tasks that piled up because it was all I could do to feed, clothe, and try to be nurturing for my children. The lack of joy.The constant overwhelm.The dread. I retreated into social isolation to hide my brokenness; a
Article by: Laura E. Sumpter “Wait, Mrs. Sumpter! I have something to show you!” The little girl jumped from her seat and ran to her front door. Through my zoom lens, I could see her open the door and run back inside with a giant pot. My curiosity got the best of me, and I
One of my favorite authors on the subject of prayer is a Civil War-era preacher named Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913). Receiving his law degree at age nineteen, Edward became the youngest practicing lawyer in the state of Missouri. Bounds felt a call to Christian ministry in his early twenties, and two years later was ordained