Redefining Rest: Retreating to the Secret Place

In taking a look at rest this month, some of you may shake your heads and sigh with heavy hearts. You may be burdened with all the normal responsibilities of life while the holidays pile more onto your plate. Maybe it’s time we learn to retreat to the secret place instead of pressing forward. I…

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Battling Back to School Madness: Get Refreshed

Parenting responsibilities kick into overdrive when back to school time begins. Shuttling kids to activities, packing lunches, attending school events, and adhering to stricter schedules can cause stress and press us for time. It’s hard to feel refreshed. My husband and I tend to collapse on the sofa on Friday evenings in September. We are…

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Testimony Under the Surface

I was baptized at 14 years old at the front of the church where I grew up. I’ll never forget it. Donning a white robe, I stepped into the white-tiled baptismal tank, heart beating like mad. Before I was baptized, I shared a short testimony. Then, I went under the surface, emerging full of peace….

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