hope

Rock-Solid Hope for the Weary

June 26, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman According to my due date, we’ve only got about a month left before we meet our baby “on the outside.” Despite this short time frame, when I feel the aches of physical pain or emotional stress I feel like those particular challenges will be forever. The hope that comes from “just hang […]

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A Sanctifying “Heart Surgery” in the ER

June 19, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman “I can’t believe we’re wasting a good family hair day,” I joked as I marched my three little ducklings out the door on the way to the Emergency Room. I was kidding about the hair, but it’s a rare occasion when I can manage my children’s multiple hair-types and have a good […]

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Treasuring God After My Miscarriage

May 10, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Kristen Narara I usually look forward to Mother’s Day and anticipate the handmade gifts and sweet cuddles I will receive from my son. But this Mother’s Day, along with many other women around the world, I anticipate tears and moments of bittersweet reflection. We lost our second child recently. My son and I were […]

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What a Morning!

March 31, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman If I remember to put the water in the reservoir, scoop grounds into the basket (and not directly into a mug like I did the other day), and set the auto brew to the correct time, then the first thing that rumbles to life in our flat each morning is the coffee […]

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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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Save the Date: TBA

January 3, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Beverly Chao Berrus Kaitlin was engaged. My dear friend and I sat down on a park bench one sunny late spring day to have lunch and discuss her wedding plans to Timo, an amazing Christian man from Chile. And as we sat there having lunch, that’s where Timo was… in Chile. The couple met […]

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A grief so large

December 17, 2012 Devotional Mundane

Kathleen Nielson writes: “Where shall it go, all this grief? We do not have the depths in us to hold it…. There is a place for this grief. The only place large and deep and strong enough to hold it is the heart of God. He is eternal; his being reaches from eternity past to […]

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The Good News and Mommy’s No-Good, Very-Bad Day

October 24, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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by Gloria Furman Not every day, but some days, bedtime can’t come fast enough because the one having the afternoon meltdown is Mommy. Even moms who haven’t thrown a tantrum in awhile can relate to feeling like they’ve “had enough” as they limp to the end of the day, worn out and frustrated. For many […]

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Our Pioneering Savior

August 15, 2012 Devotional Mundane

For many of us, our mundane lives are marked by ongoing, chronically painful experiences. We’re not strangers to suffering because it’s become “normal.” Our hearts cry out to God, “But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high!” Psalm 69:29). God’s word gives us many assurances when we […]

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He Sings, I Sing

May 28, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Kristen Narara Did I wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Today was not my day. In fact, it was one of those days that I wish I could have skipped completely. My brain failed me. I woke up to realize that I had forgotten to pay for parking last night, resulting […]

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When Your Husband Is Struggling Spiritually

May 23, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Britney Hamm That “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb. 13:8) is especially good news for us when we consider the reality of our flighty hearts. Our affections ebb and flow. Our passion for Christ surges and then dwindles. Sometimes we feel like a dry desert, lacking the intimate adoration for […]

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Today promises

May 21, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Kristen Narara I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can get so caught up in my mundane that I forget that God’s grace is not for my past and my future, but for my present as well. It is at those times that I need to remember his “today” promises: Today… God’s grace […]

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