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The Day My Dad Chopped Down An Idol

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There’s a memory seared into my mind from when I was twelve years old. I was watching from the backdoor of our home as my father brought out an axe.   Laying prostrate on the ground was a 3-foot-tall intricately designed statue of Buddha carved from wood. The axe went flying through...

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Struggling with "Struggling with" Sin

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I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with a dear sister where I’ve said something like this: "I'm well overall. Just struggling with contentment in motherhood these days.” When I say that, what I actually mean is this: “There’s this specific sin in...

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Boasting in Weakness

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When was the last time you recognized your own weakness? Was it chronic health issues, conflict at school, problems at work, giving in to that sin yet again, a fight with your spouse, or your child’s outright rebellion that left you hopelessly deflated, discouraged and feeling weak? When...

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Finding Comfort During Waiting

Posted by Beverly Berrus on

Six weeks ago, I gave birth to our second child. What a sweet (and pain-filled) privilege as I think about how just three years ago, my husband and I were faced with the possibility that my body may not sustain a pregnancy long enough to deliver a living child. At the time, I felt...

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