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Who Was Queen Esther?
Better Health Through Rest
PeggySue Wells Are you weary? Is your family tired? Is your work team running on empty? “How are you?” We ask one another. “Busy,” is the common reply. Imagine answering, “Well and rested.” How rested are you, really? Take the Quiz ____ In the past four weeks I’ve enjoyed four days off that were care-free with minimal work around the…
Crowned from Brokenness: Secrets the Iris Taught Me
Tina Yeager A few hundred writers had gathered to pursue their calling on a smoky North Carolina mountaintop. Sunned by worship and swathed in the dewy atmosphere of prayer, an iris raised her amethyst head near the summit stairway.She wore her crown of petals as a hard-won accomplishment. The iris began her journey to glory as a misshapen bulb, appearing…
5 Reasons to Talk to About Hard Stuff to Your Kids
Brenda Yoder “I can’t tell my mom that. She’ll freak out.” It’s the thing kids say when we’re talking about hard things. My hope as a counselor or speaker is that kids will take the hardest things in their lives to their parents. But hearing hard things is also a real fear of parents. I recently spoke to teens at…
Have You Prepared for Success?
Lori Roeleveld Imagine reaching 2 million people with a single blog post. That wasn’t something I planned but that’s exactly what happened. For years, my little blog poked along with small readership. I bemoaned this fact to God in prayer. “Only 30 hits on that last post, Lord! What am I doing writing this blog?” In that moment, I felt…
How to Let Your Light Shine
Debbie W. Wilson How do we live as light in a dark world that grows darker by the day? Because of the COVID restrictions in our area, I don’t enjoy going out anymore. I can’t see people’s faces because of their masks. I can’t understand them when they speak from a distance with voices muffled by masks. The added chemicals…