Rings of Forgiveness ~ Beth Vice

Rings of Forgiveness ~ Beth Vice

Has a hurtful situation got you down? Today’s guest blogger, delightful Beth Vice, gives hope with her breakthrough story. <><><><><><><><><> Forgiveness is like the rings of a tree—the more we forgive, the... read more
Sparklehood, Twinkletivity, and a Wee Bit o’ Magic

Sparklehood, Twinkletivity, and a Wee Bit o’ Magic

A few Christmas lights, a cup of cocoa, and a grinning community choir. Dozens of moms and dads wearing knit hats and gloves, tucked beneath rainbow-splashed umbrellas in driving rain, were ready for the tree-lighting ceremony. Saturday evening, my four-year-old... read more
Hurry! Limited time offer – 25% Off! Rise to Freedom.

Hurry! Limited time offer – 25% Off! Rise to Freedom.

Looking for 8  tips on self-talk to propel you through winter stress? Ready to rid yourself of 3 old, self-destructive habits that make the holidays feel more like hollerdays? Excited to get 5 parenting tips to make this Christmas warmer & more memorable for your... read more
3 Things a Paper-Airplane-Throwing 7-Year-Old Taught Me

3 Things a Paper-Airplane-Throwing 7-Year-Old Taught Me

Recently, have you run fingers through your hair, scrubbed your eyes with your palms, and shook your head mid-challenge with a difficult person? I have runways filled with days like that. Most days. Three weeks ago, I returned to public school classrooms as a... read more
How to Get Rid of Condemnation in One Prayer

How to Get Rid of Condemnation in One Prayer

​A​t 3:14 ​on Wednesday, a quiet miracle happened on the western bank of the Willamette River. Every Wednesday, I take a block of time to be alone with Jesus. I call it Wordless Wednesday. This week, I settled in on a bench on my favorite path at Willamette Park,... read more
Your Kingdom Come, Pure Well Be Done

Your Kingdom Come, Pure Well Be Done

Busy in my literary garage with a Black and Decker table saw on the workbench, buzzing and retrofitting planks for my writing platform, I blew out a frustrated breath. I’d received an email that day about a difficult person, and I wasn’t prepared to deal with the... read more

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