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Lent Isn't Just About You


Apr 14 2014
Why one Catholic writer went on a mission to do more than self-improve.
Lent Isn't Just About You
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In recent years, Lent has become more than an opportunity to give up chocolate, as Christians explore ways to use the 40-day period to engage social justice issues, such as hunger, clean water, and poverty.

Bridging spiritual disciplines with mercy ministry, 31-year-old ...

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Freed for Evangelism: The Story of Former Slave Amanda Berry Smith


Mar 26 2014
God uses us even when we lack confidence in our influence.
Freed for Evangelism: The Story of Former Slave Amanda Berry Smith
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My pastor once said that God often calls us in our area of weakness, asking us to do the things we most fear.

I didn't want to believe that. Just days before, I was invited to speak at a conference. While I was flattered, I fretted about my decision for months since ...

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How I Stopped Being a Happiness Skeptic


Mar 18 2014
Even our fleeting moments of bliss are worth celebrating.
How I Stopped Being a Happiness Skeptic
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I confess: I only initially cared about the United Nation's International Day of Happiness—coming up on Thursday of this week—because the UN picked a pit bull as the "face" of the day for their commemorative stamps and brochure.

Any person, day, ...

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Social Activism Before Social Media


Mar 12 2014
Passionate Christian leader Nellie McClung spoke out against indignity at every level.
Social Activism Before Social Media
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If Nellie Letitia McClung lived today, her Twitter bio would sound like many of ours: Christian, author, activist, wife, mother.

But long before evangelical women took to social media and blogs to speak out about their callings and passions, this Canadian suffragist ...

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Don't Be Afraid to Ask


Feb 13 2014
Sometimes, women need to set aside false selflessness.
Don't Be Afraid to Ask
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If both blog posts hadn't caught my attention on the same day, I don't think I would have seen the connection. The first, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, noted that female graduate students were significantly less likely than their male counterparts to ask ...

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If a Brand-New Christian Women's Conference Goes Viral, Then What?


Feb 11 2014
The story behind the success of the IF: Gathering.
If a Brand-New Christian Women's Conference Goes Viral, Then What?
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Ask author and Bible teacher Jennie Allen how she came to create the most popular interdenominational Christian women's event in years, and she'll stumble to answer.

Ask how she gathered tens of thousands of Christian women—live in Austin, Texas, and online ...

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Womanhood by the Book


Dec 26 2013
Lessons from Jesus Feminist, Talking Taboo, and the Book of Jezebel.
Womanhood by the Book

As a 30-something, married mom of four, I am no longer a girl. But the word "woman" is a weighty term I'm not sure I qualify for.

To me, woman designates someone of enormous and quiet strength, bearing the weight of her world with grace and a smile. Hardworking, ...

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A Prayer for the Anxiety-Ridden Christian


Dec 11 2013
Don’t tell us to “just pray.” Pray with us and for us.
A Prayer for the Anxiety-Ridden Christian
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People have described me as fearless, which is funny because I'm scared of everything. A good friend once told me I was the bravest person he knew, also amusing because I live in a perpetual state of anxiety.

I've struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember ...

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And Then God Said, 'You've Got Mail'


Dec 4 2013
Millennials’ digital overload calls for lessons in mindfulness.
And Then God Said, 'You've Got Mail'
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After years of struggle, I came to the light. Specifically, the soft glow of my smartphone screen.

I had tried over and over again to make Bible-reading and daily devotions a regular habit, only to end up shamefully watching my Bible collect dust on my bedside table. Then ...

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C.S. Lewis's Pen Pal, Kathy Keller


Nov 22 2013
Keller's childhood correspondence with the revered author led her to Christian faith.
C.S. Lewis's Pen Pal, Kathy Keller
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Many evangelicals will point to C.S. Lewis as formative in their Christian faith, but for Kathy Keller, the wife of prominent New York City pastor Tim Keller, it was pivotal.

When she was just 12, Tim Keller said, they began writing before Lewis's death, a correspondence ...

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