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Sunday Scripture

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"Lord, restore us to Yourself, so we may return; renew our days as in former times." Lamentations 5:21 HCSB Lamentation Four years ago, I sat in the corner of a tiny break room off the hall of a hospital corridor. My husband, along with his two brothers and the hospital's representative sat together at one of those eight-foot long all purpose ...

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At the beginning of last December, I embarked on something doomed to fail — a diet. October birthday cakes, Halloween candy, and Thanksgiving pies had caught up with me, and I didn’t want to have to buy new jeans. I did pretty well the first few weeks, but then came the Christmas cookie exchange party I hosted and the annual tradition of making ...

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The Superpower That Every Woman Has

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There's this thing about women. They may be wearing purple boots or skinny jeans or sweat pants. But when they do that thing -- that thing where they look right into your eyes, where they just reach over and hug you, where they whisper secret truths in tears that trail slowly down their cheeks. Where they surprise you with a packet of ...

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The Friend Who Exceeds Expectations

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Last summer I was a sad song stuck on repeat. Wrought with loneliness, over and over again I cried out to God asking, “Where are my deep friendships?” In a perfect world, my idea of a deep friendship is composed of two people who love each other so deeply that it’s a bit overwhelming. If you’re discouraged, your friend is there to listen and ...