When Your Soul Cries out for Rest


The smell of the buttered-rum candle floats through the air. On my couch, the oversized pillows prop me sideways while the light tan throw and a plethora of books cover me. Gnarled leaves hold tight to the proud branches of the heroic oak tree standing outside my living room window. The stark winter landscape had […]

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Worthy of a Miracle Book Giveaway

5 Simple Truths Linda Kuhar

When I met Linda Kuhar a couple years back, I knew she was the type of person I could and would call friend.  Today I’m honored to celebrate with this beautiful girl the release of  her powerful story, Worthy of a Miracle. Although doctors predicted Linda would never walk or breathe again on her own, she […]

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

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Guest post By Jill Lynn Buteyn Everyone knows someone with cancer. Or depression. Or a debilitating illness. Often we’re not sure what to do or say around people who are sick or suffering. When my friend Kara Tippetts was diagnosed with breast cancer in her mid-thirties, we hadn’t known each other for very long. I […]

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An Opportunity to Write a Note That Matters {And a stellar DaySpring giveaway!}

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Her hair pulled back into mermaid style waves and her green eyes pooling with tears, this girl of mine stands uncertain and anxious, reaching deep for courage. She trusts when I say she’s going to be okay, but those first steps still feel so hard. I imagine it’s that way for most of us–hard to let go of […]

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Tripped Up by Negative Patterns

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Guest post: Joanna Weaver Of all the weapons the Enemy likes to use against us, I’m convinced that nothing is as deadly as the unconscious patterns we tend to develop in our lives. Though we’ve been born-again in our spirits, our soulish natures—consisting of our minds, wills, and emotions—tend to run in ruts created by repetition. Self-defeating grooves […]

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The Women of Duck Commander: From Heart to Home

Women of Duck Commander

I bought the book sitting on our nightstand for my husband at Christmas, the one about this family of bearded, Jesus-loving entrepreneurs who have apparently made a {very good} living out of making duck calls and have their own {hugely popular} reality TV show, Duck Dynasty. I’ll admit it, how lately I’ve spent a couple nights beside […]

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