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The Buddy Bench

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When You Surrender Your Story to the Author of Life

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What To Pray When You Don’t Know What To Say (And a Free Printable)

This year, I’ve been dangling in a stuck place without answers or accolades. And to be honest, I feel a bit like the twenty-year-old me just hanging on with all my strength until God shows me a way out of this place of discouragement and disappointment. Some days I cry out to Jesus with all I have […]

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What Rock Climbing Can Teach us About Prayer

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How To Anchor A Worn and Wobbling Soul

Our coffee mugs sit empty, but we still cup them in our hands as if the warm porcelain between our fingers could somehow anchor our wobbling souls. The clock pushes hard toward the end of the school day, and we know that we’ll soon part ways to collect kids and drive carpool, to sit at […]

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Why Every Marriage Needs a Good Fighter

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I pray that you’ll be blessed as you linger in this place where faith is spilled and souls are filled. If you like what you find, I hope you’ll stop by often or find me on Facebook or Twitter.  Better yet, I’d love to connect with you […]

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When You Find the Friend Who Has Been There All Along

Hi, friends. I’m so glad you’re here! I know there are many places you could be today, and I’m thankful you’ve chosen to spend a few minutes with me.  Whether you’re an old friend or a new one, I pray that you’ll be blessed as you linger in this place where faith is spilled and souls are filled. […]

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How to Glean the Gift of a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Welcome, friends! I’m so glad you’re here. If you’re stopping by from Encouragement for Today, I hope you’ll stick around for a while and make yourself at home. If you like what you find, feel free to subscribe to The Overflow so you won’t miss a single post. You can sign up here under the heading “Newsletter” […]

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Hope for Dark Nights…

Welcome, friends! I’m so glad you’re here. I hope you’ll make yourself at home. If you’re new here and you like what you find, feel free to sign up to have The Overflow trickle quietly into your in-box each week. Just subscribe on the sidebar before you leave and you won’t miss a single post. Leave me a […]

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On Cracked Cups and Broken Hearts and A Moms who Dream Big for their Little Girls

Dear Magdalene Hope, It’s dark outside and the house is quiet. And last I checked, you were tucked under your poke-a-dot comforter in the bottom bunk, your face warm and flushed with sleep. I don’t know the dreams that are dancing through your head on this moonlit night, but I’m well aware of the dreams […]

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