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Why We Stopped Going House to House for the Holidays

We hit a breaking point. We were so tired of rushing from house to house; we had truly begun to dread holidays. It was time to make a change for our family.

WATCH: Hobby Lobby Lights Up Mom Hearts With Viral Christmas Ad

Has Hobby Lobby entered the world of emotionally persuasive holiday short-form cinema? It would certainly seem so! And their Christmas ad effort is 100% geared toward what is undoubtedly their most loyal customer: busy (exhausted, out-of-time) moms.

“This Christmas I Want Food”: What These Foster Kids Want For Christmas Is Heartbreaking

None of them asked for this year’s hottest toy, or another video game to add to their collection. No, the children who filled out these tags listed their “innermost dreams”—things that should be part of everyone’s childhood.

Tag: Pain

Mama, I Pray Your Children Feel Pain

I ask God not to spare them from trials but to sustain them through them.

A Plea From the Broken-Hearted: ‘God, What Is the Purpose for My Pain?’

While I don’t believe everything happens for a reason, I do believe that God can take everything in life that’s been thrown at him, redeem it, and use it for the glory of his name.

My Dead Son, Dying Marriage, & Debilitating Disease: Why God, WHY?

How could I possibly reconcile these losses? They were unspeakable. Preventable. Unexpected. And in the face of such catastrophes, my natural question was “Why?” Why did this happen? If God was in control, why did he allow it? Why didn’t he stop it? That question haunted me for years.

When You Don’t Want to Be “Used” for God’s Glory

A good friend said to me, “But just think, God is using you for His glory." In that moment, I simply shook my head and agreed but what I felt welling up inside me was something much different. Using me? Quite frankly, I thought, I don’t want to be used. Not if it means this. Quite frankly, He can use someone else because this—THIS is not working for me.

When We Want to Be Rescued But We Need to Suffer

Jesus whispers to our doubt and struggle, “I won’t rescue you because this kind of struggle leads to deep roots, community with others, and legacy of overcoming…”

When the Pain Is Too Deep for Tears to Touch

"He listens when I cry in the shower while I tell Him I don’t understand tragedy, cancer, and divorce.  I don’t know why things have to feel so random and cruel. I hate death. It is a breaking of love. I don’t want my family taken from me. It isn’t the “circle of life.” It sucks and I hate it. It feels terrible. But He knows cruel. He knows tragedy. He hears me and intercedes for me."

“I Need to Know the Lord”: Actor Atticus Shaffer on How Pain & Suffering Led Him to Jesus

"I just knew I had that draw to say, 'I need to know the Lord. I need to know where I stand."