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Angels on Earth


Today an advanced copy of The New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury’s new novel landed on my desk. My coworkers knew I wanted first peek at it, the first book in her new series called Angels Walking, which debuts September 2.

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Daily Devotions


Last Sunday morning I had to grapple with a deep disappointment, the kind I knew could easily morph into anger. I needed to be alone, so I sent the family on to church and stayed home.

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Someone’s going through a rough time, and they’ve asked for your prayers. You’ve said, “Sure, I’ll pray. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll be holding a good thought.” Holding a good thought feels like just the right thing to do; you also want to storm the heavens.

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Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. (Psalm 23:6a)

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Inspirational Stories


It’s been more than three years since my brother-in-law Mick took his life. Like Robin Williams, he was brilliant and talented. He never saw the heights of fame that Williams did, but he certainly knew the same depths, the depths of depression and addiction that so many people in this world struggle with hour by hour.  

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Every year on August 31, Cam Tribolet celebrates the best and worst day of his life–the day everything changed for him, the day he died.

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Outreach Ministries


Deployments are tough–for those serving so far from home–but also for the families they leave behind. As a Marine mom, I know how stressful it is to wait and worry while someone you love is deployed. But I also know the toll that kind of worry can take. Because of that, it’s imperative to take time for yourself while your soldier is away.

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Early last week I had a moment to go through our 11-year-old daughter Eloise’s school papers (why I didn’t do this each school day as schoolwork came home is another story!). I so enjoyed coming across her writings and math and science work.

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Life after Death


For three wonderful years I have been writing this blog, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Hearing from people all over the world, with their own very personal experiences of life and death, has been extraordinary for me.

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Mysterious Ways


Today’s guest blogger is assistant editor Daniel Kessel.

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Last week, on Wednesday evening, I took a 3-hour bread-making class with my sister Kristin at Breads Bakery in New York City. The bakery is my favorite in the city and it’s famous for its chocolate babka.

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Stories of Faith


It’s evening and the sun sinks low over the Mississippi. We’re gathered on the porch, and we’re unusually quiet. Still.

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Positive Thinking


One of the nicest perks of my job is all the interesting and inspiring books that cross my desk. Those that have a possible story for the magazine, I try to look at right away. The others have to wait until I have a free moment.

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