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ANNOUNCEMENT: A New Resource For Those Searching For God

ANNOUNCEMENT: A New Resource For Those Searching For God

Tomorrow marks three months since Relentless released into the world. Never have I poured so much of my truest self into a project. In spite of my initial trepidation about such raw transparency, I knew it was absolutely necessary: People are suffering, Michele....

Advent Week 4: PEACE In His Presence

Advent Week 4: PEACE In His Presence

This is the last installment of my Advent series centered around my new book, Relentless: The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leaves (Zondervan, 2019). For four weeks, I've shared excerpts from Relentless, because its core message is the...

Advent Week 3: JOY In His Presence

Advent Week 3: JOY In His Presence

For many, Christmas is a season of incomparable joy. A tree filled with lights, a church filled with music, a home filled with family, children's faces filled with joy. And yet, for many others, Christmas is a season of loneliness and losses, a...

Advent Week 2: Trusting In His Presence

Advent Week 2: Trusting In His Presence

More than merely remembering, Advent is also about anticipating, living in the tension of what is and what will be—the Second Coming, when Jesus returns. Whereas Lent focuses on fasting and repentance, Advent centers around prayers of expectation, a...

Advent Week 1: The HOPE of His Presence

Advent Week 1: The HOPE of His Presence

For the month of December, I will be focusing on Advent, the four weeks preceding Christmas Day. During Advent, Christians all over the world remember the arrival of the Incarnation, God’s presence with us in the flesh-and-blood of a newborn...

A Life-giving Kind of Remembering

A Life-giving Kind of Remembering

It was 5 years ago today. November 25, 2014. The day the battle began. It started with surgery, a surgery that would leave me marked in a way I didn't yet comprehend. All I knew is that I didn't have any other options. All my other options had been exhausted in the...

Fresh Conversations About Faith & Suffering

Fresh Conversations About Faith & Suffering

It's been my (often painful) experience that too-few people of faith engage in transparent conversations around faith and suffering. Our Christian Living Bookshelves don't often have much to offer in the way of helping the truth-seeker who is desperate to overcome...

When Pain Feels Close and God Feels Far

When Pain Feels Close and God Feels Far

It was a question I never dreamed I’d ask. But that was before. Before life pulled the rug out from under my easy faith. Afterwards? All I could feel was my own pain. And God himself seemed far away. “I’ve now come to recognize the near-universality of the “Where is...

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