Let the Rivers Clap

Let the Rivers Clap

I recently had the opportunity to visit the mountains of Colorado for a retreat. When I got home, I happened to read a chapter in Tim and Kathy Keller’s book The Songs of Jesus, which was perfect for what I had just experienced. I wanted to share an excerpt of what I...

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Rejoice in Each Other’s Gifts and Strengths

Rejoice in Each Other’s Gifts and Strengths

One of the new things I love on Facebook is the “on this day” memory feature. Because of this feature, today I was reintroduced to this old video and realized I’d never actually shared it here. We can never be reminded enough to rejoice with others and guard against...

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Mind: Stop Spinning

Mind: Stop Spinning

I’m an advocate for gaining knowledge, being informed, and keeping up with what is going on in the world. As I heard a friend once say, “Ignorance is not bliss, it’s just ignorance.” But with all the information that we are presented with throughout each day, I have...

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Stand Fast: When the Race Conversation Turns Hostile 

Stand Fast: When the Race Conversation Turns Hostile 

Guest post by Isaac Adams I thank God for folks who speak biblically about race. Whether it’s a black mom teaching her children that they also bear God’s image, or a white sister writing a prophetic blog post—there are many brothers and sisters take up this worthwhile...

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Race: A Topic Worth Speaking About

Race: A Topic Worth Speaking About

Editors are constantly encouraging me to develop a catchy introduction that captures readers’ attention right away to encourage further reading. And so when I was thinking through sharing thoughts about why writing on race and ethnicity can be difficult, I literally...

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Moving, Questions Series, England, and a Kids’ book

Moving, Questions Series, England, and a Kids’ book

A few weeks ago, I mentioned a new series centered around questions that I’ll be launching on the site. I’m excited about the series. I think it will be an interesting time of reflection and answering everyday questions. But in the midst of moving and travel, I’m...

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Everyday Life Questions

Everyday Life Questions

Lately, I’ve found myself evaluating in greater depth what I’m spending my time and attention on. I’ll ask myself questions like: What is the most important thing for me to do today? Why am I interested in this post? Will this help my family in the long-term? These...

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Enjoying the Pastoral Prayer

Enjoying the Pastoral Prayer

(Enjoying God and all He has given to us can be difficult to understand and abstract at times. That’s why I’ve asked a few friends to share how they have enjoyed various aspects of the Christian life, seasons, and disciplines. I pray you are encouraged by this series...

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Proclaiming Jesus or Ourselves?

Proclaiming Jesus or Ourselves?

Recently, I watched a hilarious video about a couple pretending to visit churches looking for what might “fit them” the most. The parody has been viewed almost 200,000 times and counting, and it’s for good reason, it’s just that funny. And like most satire and parody...

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Information Overload and An Update

Information Overload and An Update

My kids are on spring break this week, which means my time and attention have been occupied by laughter, silliness, and breaking up fights. It’s been good to have them home. And it’s been good for me to be home and enjoy an extended time of rest and play (I even got a...

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Trillia Newbell is the author of Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity.

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