Why We Can’t Bury #ChurchToo


We love to live in a world we understand, where children are not preyed upon, where we can trust our leaders. We would rather pretend all is well than confront what is reality. I wish this was the reality: churches as safe places. While that is often true, it’s not always true. (Thankfully, ministries like […]

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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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Weinstein: One Good Thing


Jogging through my  neighborhood this morning, I spied a bird’s nest in a crepe myrtle only because its leaves were in the process of shedding. It made me think of exposure. I would never have noticed the nest had it not been for the advent of autumn. All that to say, sometimes the leaves have […]

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Sexual Abuse Resources


If you’re struggling in the aftermath of #MeToo, I have some free and nearly free resources to offer you. Book Resources: This is FREE on Kindle (a novel, not graphic, about sexual abuse recovery) Not Marked– it also has my husband Patrick’s perspective: This is my memoir, Thin Places, where I share my story in […]

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The Problem of Misplaced Outrage


When there is abuse of power, things get wonky. And wrong. We’ve had this experience before, haven’t we? A high profile person, a man in power, who demeans, abuses, coerces, silences and marginalizes women–gets away with unlawful behavior for years. His influence is so strong and fierce, it’s taken a decade for folks to tell […]

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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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