grace

Pain in the Mundane

June 16, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman On one of our recent flights we sat in the back of the plane next to a family with four young kids. We joked together about how they seated our noisy broods next to the white-noise producing engines. When the plane started rolling down the runway for takeoff, our neighbors’ youngest son […]

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Grace for “Those” Mornings

May 27, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman Some mornings you just wake up feeling exceptional. Like the other morning when I was jarred to consciousness by the bizarre sensation of having hundreds of breadcrumbs sprinkled over my head and eau de garlic filling my nostrils. I opened my eyes to see my toddler son shaking an empty pizza delivery […]

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The Joy of Being Given More Than You Can You Handle

March 29, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman Do you ever feel like God has given you “more than you can handle?” I regularly have this thought, and my pride doesn’t want it to be true. The hot air escaping my burst ego when I realize that I just can’t “handle it” is almost audible. Honest thoughts about my weaknesses […]

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Cruciform Hospitality

March 22, 2013 Showing Hospitality
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by Priya Samuel I come from a culture where high moral standards, obedience to parents, hospitality, modesty, a wife’s submission to her husband, and other things were traditions passed down from generation to generation. For example, when it comes to hospitality, I jump right into action like a trained poodle. Too often I have the […]

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Note to Self: Don’t Forget This

March 13, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Beverly Chao Berrus Like a washing machine going through wash, rinse, repeat — so my days as a mom can feel like some endless cycle of everyday. As I loaded the dishwasher today, I started thinking about some of my friends who are faithful Christian mothers whose days don’t look like mine. I thought […]

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God is Faithful Through Every Season

March 6, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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[This article is part three in a series on transitions. You can read part one here: Lost in Transition and part two here: Identity Crisis.] by Michelle Fong Romig Since 2004 I had dreamed of moving to Central Asia to witness to unreached people for Christ. It wasn’t always a smooth road, but through years […]

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When Worries Capsize Your Heart

February 25, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Christina Fox Good Parents Worry, Right? Hearing this news from our pediatric ENT was not at all what I wanted to hear. “He’s going to need surgery and I can’t do it. I’m going to send you to a specialist in Miami who does this surgery with children this young.” My oldest was four […]

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No Time Not to Have Friends

January 31, 2013 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Lindsey Carlson I most often call my girlfriends about things related to kids: swallowed nickels, potential concussions, bed-wetting, and carseats. Gone are the days of talking on the phone about the latest current events or the newest novels. I’ve been changing diapers for eight years. If I open a cabinet in my kitchen, a […]

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God’s Grace in My Melt-down Mondays

January 21, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Lindsey Carlson Last Monday was the Mother of all Mondays: the return from vacation. Let me just say, it was not pretty. We always have a rough time transitioning to the week’s work after playing all weekend. The bulk of the kick-back came when there were directions or instructions involved. None of us like […]

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Escaping Self-Pity Through the Power of the Gospel

December 13, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Trillia Newbell I homeschool my son two days a week and on the other days he attends a private cooperative learning school. During one of my homeschooling days my son looked at me with his eyebrows down and his lip curled and said, “Doing school at home is like playing in the trash can!” […]

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God’s grace for every day

December 7, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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Jerry Bridges: “Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.”

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How Jesus Frees Us to Love Our Neighbor

November 7, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman A few years ago our family stayed in a church’s guesthouse for two wonderful, jet-lagged, rainy weeks. We always enjoy our visits to that city and look forward to the refreshing fellowship we have with our friends. Plus the tamales at the restaurant down the road from the church are to die […]

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