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When It’s All Too Much

Oh June, where did you go? This month has been full as we discussed finding joy, even in the midst of the least joyful situations you could imagine. We are all struggling with something. Some of us deal with more struggles, but every one of us… Read More

Suffering Can Bring Joy

I’ve been deeply moved by the stories of joy shared by real, passionate, faithful women in the workplace in the midst of suffering this month as we explore the topic of “joy.” This has been a struggle for my own family as my daughter, Annie, has… Read More

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

“Our hearts ache, but we always have joy," (2 Corinthians 6:10, NLT). I have never gone through anything as horrible as watching my daughter, Annie, suffer through ten months of debilitating pain. Oh, I’ve experienced suffering before…a divorce, a rebellious teenager, the loss of my parents…but this tops… Read More

Single… without the Gift of Singleness

Now in my mid 40s, I’ve been single longer than I ever expected. And I do not by any means have the “gift of singleness” that so many have politely attributed to me. Hearing that always cracks me up and makes me wonder where I can return that… Read More