Hope in the Dark

Today, we’re so excited to feature an excerpt from Craig Groeschel’s book, Hope in the Dark. Don’t forget to attend the Thrive Conference this fall to see Craig Groeschel speak more on hope! Hope is a funny thing. When you truly trust God, you have...

Finding God in the Refrigerator

I found God in my fridge one day. He wasn’t where I expected. A great big God in a kitchen appliance. Broken, crying, I called out to him. I wanted to know where he was, why I still hurt. Why I still waited for answers. Why I couldn’t feel him near. But there he was,...

Gifts of Everlee

Sarah sat across from me at the restaurant. She looked stunning with her sunflower-colored scarf, her shiny gold earrings, and a necklace bearing Everlee’s name. She appeared so put together. I was honored that she would take time to meet with me and share her story....

Train Up a Child

I have lived in my current home for almost 15 years. In that time, I have seen my neighbor boy grow from preschool, to the elementary school’s gifted program, to drug addiction and jail. I watched his parents take him to church, involve him in sports and Boy Scouts,...

We Have this Hope

I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to go. Tim and I had just had dinner out with friends the night before, and with frigid subzero temps outside, staying indoors and cozy sounded marvelous. When one sitter after another said it wouldn’t work to watch our children, I took...