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Meaningful Moments After Miscarriage It was only a couple of weeks after our first miscarriage. I was leaving the church bathroom on my way to pick up my son from the nursery. A fellow mom I barely knew stopped me at the door. “Hi Lara,” she said. She had that sympathetic tilt to her head […]

October 13, 2020  - By Guest Author

Miscarriage, Friendship, and Your Words

Infertility

“You Shouldn’t Judge.” Once upon a couple of years ago, there was a wildly popular book written by a self-professed Christian author. It was released by a Christian publishing house and marketed on Christian platforms and websites. It was a fairy tale come true. Crushing it at the top of The New York Times Best […]

October 8, 2020  - By Guest Author

Biblical Judgment in a “Don’t Judge Me” World

Relationships

Approaching Your Pastor While listening to podcasts or reading books and blogs, you’re likely to come across something that doesn’t sit well. The source is Christian, but you’re unsure whether the idea presented is biblical or wise. Whom do you turn to with such questions? Friends? Social media? A trusted website? As a pastor, I […]

October 6, 2020  - By Guest Author

Approaching Your Pastor and Discernment

Discernment

Savor the Savior this Advent The final months of the year are highlighted by wonderful things to engage the senses. The first hints of fall usher in spiced beverages, pumpkin baked goods, scarves and sweaters, the crunch of leaves, and long-awaited cool breezes. Then winter brings peppermint and eggnog and cocoa, sipped slowly. Fires blaze […]

October 5, 2020  - By Well-Watered Women

Savor the Savior: 31 Days of Adoration

Advent

Doubt and Faith I believe doubt—particularly the deepest, most terrible kinds—are not spoken of enough. I understand this. For a long while, I didn’t share my doubts. For those of us in public ministry, it can feel as though we are not allowed to have them. But we are just as fallible as the next […]

October 1, 2020  - By Guest Author

Faith in Seasons of Doubt

Doubt

The Vulnerability of Suffering My husband and I were married in the summer of 2015. In the summer of 2016, I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids. These are benign tumors of the uterus that cause painful periods and heavy bleeding. This came as a shock to me, as I had always considered myself to be […]

September 29, 2020  - By Jessica Mathisen

Discernment and Listening to God

Discernment

A Choice to Trust Five years ago, I stood at the edge of a 30-foot wall with belts and ropes cinched around me as my boyfriend (now husband) coaxed me to step backward. “You can do this, Lara,” he said. “You’re going to be fine. It’s completely safe.” He and a fellow co-worker had convinced […]

September 24, 2020  - By Guest Author

Discerning Even the Best of Teachers

Discernment

When Faith Falters Not again, I thought to myself as I scrolled my news feed and read an article about a Christian leader “deconstructing” their faith. In recent years, several Christian leaders have boldly taken a stand for a message that is contrary to the gospel and in stark opposition to Scripture. I’ve also watched […]

September 22, 2020  - By Gretchen Saffles

Clarity in an Age of Confusion

Discernment

Our friend Karissa is sharing about her experience using the Give Me Jesus Journal to study the Bible. You can find our newest journal in the Well-Watered Co. today. How to Study the Bible Looking back at my journey of becoming more biblically literate, I am reminded that I grew tremendously when I ordered the […]

September 17, 2020  - By Guest Author

A Give Me Jesus Journal Testimonial

Give Me Jesus Journal

Treasured Memories My mom decided to take on the feat of organizing old family photos during the quarantine. Each time I visited my parents, I’d join my mama in the basement. I helped her sift through hundreds of photos. We wouldn’t get too far before stopping to talk about a memory burned into our minds. […]

September 15, 2020  - By Gretchen Saffles

A Living Legacy: Give Me Jesus

Give Me Jesus Journal

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