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Why I Make Art for Lent


Some of you have asked me why I do art for Lent. It’s something I started several years ago, longing to do something proactive as I anticipated the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Somehow eliminating something felt less celebratory to me. It had become rote and drudgery, and I didn’t want to remember Jesus […]

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How to get Pray Every Day on any device


If you have Alexa (Amazon Echo), you can easily subscribe to the daily prayer podcast here. If you’d rather listen on your phone, follow these instructions. First, look at your phone. What kind of phone is it? This is important! To subscribe: Open up this post on your phone. (Well, you probably already have. Sorry […]

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Something very fun is happening today! I’m launching a shorter-format podcast where I pray for you every single day of the year. (Prayers appreciated for endurance!) The idea originated from my author marketing mastermind group when we had our yearly gathering.  And it’s connected to my latest book, Jesus Every Day. But, really, the passion […]

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The Word that Stopped my Heart


A few weeks ago, I had lunch with a friend in the publishing industry. He’s a veteran of publishing, a few years my senior. We caught up. We talked shop. But then he asked me what he could pray for. “Pray for my discouragement in this industry,” I asked. (And he must’ve prayed like the […]

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How to Pray Scripture


In my latest book, Jesus Every Day, I walk you through verses from every book of the Bible, then invite you to pray those Scriptures. So how does one do that? How do you read a verse or two, then pray them back? Here’s an example from Romans 1:1 “This letter is from Paul, a […]

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God welcomes your negative emotions


Yesterday I had the privilege of posting a devotion on Proverbs 31 about honesty with God. I shared about the time I hollered at Him after an ectopic pregnancy. Hundreds of comments poured in, and I read every one. Today as I responded to one of them, I realized something. I thought of some of […]

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You’re not Doomed


Recent studies highlight the effects of childhood trauma, abuse, neglect and sexual abuse on people long after they experienced the events. Long into adulthood, childhood victims share some common traits: Prone to develop depression Cognitive distortion (seeing the world as a dangerous place) Tendency to entertain suicide Anxiety disorders Physical illness Difficulty in relationships Control […]

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Preorder Jesus Every Day & enter to win a VERY COOL Bible


To celebrate the imminent release of Jesus Every Day, I’m giving away four She Reads Truth Bibles. Woot!                 All you have to do is PREORDER Jesus Every Day, then enter using Rafflecopter below. Be sure to save your receipt so you can prove you pre-ordered it. (The […]

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When a Rule-Following Girl Gives Up


Stop Listening to THEM I am not really sure how to articulate this, but I’ll try. I’m reading a book about pseudo science and the food/health/nutrition rules we’ve all heard of. I’ve long been perplexed about how one food can be deemed irredeemable one year, then hailed as a hero the next year (I’m looking […]

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That Time I Crashed Like Elijah


Hi *|FNAME|*, The second annual (and possibly last annual) Restory Conference is finished. My friend Doctor Ralph from New Zealand reminded me of a good story today after I’d sent my prayer team a rather gloomy email about how I felt in the aftermath of Restory. (The conference actually went very well, but for whatever […]

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