No Christmas Presents this Year {But a cool DaySpring giveaway!}

“I thought I’d let you know I’m not doing Christmas presents this year so please don’t get me anything.” For years now, I’d exchanged gifts with my dear friend. But not this time. Something in me had dried up. There was no excitement. No joy. Gift-buying was becoming more and more a responsibility, an expectation to […]

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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

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

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!}

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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