Walk it Out Stories: Loving Courageously | Kim de Blecourt

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13  The international adoption of our youngest was anything but typical. However, our God is faithful, and after living in a Russian sector of Ukraine for almost one year, God brought my son and I home to Holland, Michigan. What a year that was . . . I am often asked how I did {Read More}

Two Young Men, a Journalist Full of Faith, and a Family Forged by God

    Her answer came when one story fell into her life and never left. Leroy Sutton, who lost his legs in a childhood train accident, and Dartanyon Crockett, who was legally blind and had no permanent place to call home were first drawn together by their handicaps. The boys soon developed a brother-like bond and became inseparable—Leroy often found riding the back of Dartanyon wherever they went. As Lisa filmed her feature about this remarkable friendship for ESPN, she {Read More}

Walk It Out Stories: Choosing To Believe in God’s Goodness When Life is Hard | Alexandra Kuykendall

I sat in the pediatric wing of the hospital, in the ground floor room we’d been assigned after our night in the E.R. I wondered how we would survive as a family. A toddler hooked up to tubes, breathing in the oxygen she needed, not wanting me to move even two inches away from her in this strange world of linoleum floors and stark overhead lighting. I needed to stay right there with her, pretending like this was simply a {Read More}

Walk it Out Stories: 7 Ways to Walk It Out When Eternity Hits Close to Home | Michelle Nietert

My stomach tightened as I felt my eyes begin to water. Opening my Facebook feed is a regular morning routine that I consider a vocational necessity. My usual morning check ins were immediately detoured by the photo before me. I stared at her grinning face in the wheel chair my husband pushed and a heavy sigh escaped my lips. “How could she really be gone?” I pondered for the umpteenth time. “This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. We {Read More}

The Power of Blessing: Four Words All Children Need to Hear | Sally Clarkson

If we are determined to craft a blessing that will endure in the minds and hearts of our children, we must first take initiative and commit to regularly verbalize that blessing. The four “words” below come together over time to build a solid sense of blessing in our children’s lives. Words of God’s Commitment The first step of true blessing is to assure our children of where blessing comes from! If children are to know they are blessed, they must {Read More}

Q&A with Dannah Gresh, Author of Secret Keeper Girl

As a mother/daughter relationship coach, Dannah places special emphasis on helping moms raise their tween girls to be sexually pure, modest and emotionally whole teen girls. What are the challenges younger girls are facing today that ten years ago more likely would have been encountered during their teen or college years? What have you seen happening within the larger culture that is creating “age compression”—or the pressure to grow up faster— in girls at earlier ages? Today’s tween girls are {Read More}

Walk it Out Stories: Lessons from a Cage Fight in the Minivan | Lea Ann Garfias

J.C. Penny’s isn’t a great place to start a fight with your husband, come to find out. When we realized our increasingly tense voices were garnering the side eye from more than one customer, we high-tailed it out of there. There was only one place to go: the minivan. It was a cage fight in the minivan. Don’t tell me you’ve never had one. Enclosed in the seemingly soundproof vehicle (in order to have a minivan cage fight, you must {Read More}

Walk it Out Stories: When God Says “Not Yet” | LaToya Edwards

It had been a long 2 years. Walking through divorce (again) and trying to heal from abuse was more than I ever bargained for. After all this time I was weary and battle worn. I received some amazing words of encouragement and lots of messages of hope and victory. So many people were praying for us. I just knew that this week was the appointed hour where God was going answer all my prayers and put an end to my {Read More}

Walk It Out Stories: The Life We Truly Crave | Elisa Pulliam

Has your life turned out how you expected or do you feel like you’ve been re-routed to places you never imagined? We were newlyweds busy plotting our course while God was about the business of “determining our steps” right into an unexpected job interview (Proverbs 16:9). Within a week of that divine appointment, my husband was hired, or should I say, we were hired. As is the case with boarding schools, it’s an all-hands-on-deck commitment. We were assigned to live {Read More}

Writer Wednesday with Beth Wiseman

Congratulations to Vivian Furbay for winning a copy of Plummet. Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (amy@triciagoyer.com). Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Beth Wiseman’s Home All Along! What was your favorite book as a child? Childhood books that come to mind are The Little Engine that Could, Curious George, and The Cat in the Hat. As I got older, I loved the Nancy Drew mysteries. What book did you read that first made {Read More}

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