God’s Kindness through Disappointment Leads to Repentance

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by Heather Bock

I was absent-mindedly skimming through my Twitter feed when I came across a tweet about an event called Lit by Living Proof Ministries for women with a passion for writing, speaking, and/or teaching in their 20s and 30s. I clicked on the link and disbelief took over as I saw that Continue reading

Making Thankfulness a Lifestyle: Guest Post by Andy Lee

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I met Andy Lee at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference the first year I went, in 2014. She may not even remember this encounter, as we meet many people at Blue Ridge, but we shared a breakfast table once or twice (with probably eight other people), and I was impressed even then by her humble, open, and upbeat personality. In 2016, at least three separate people told me I should meet up with her, so I made sure to track her down and ask her if she’d be willing to meet. She’s been so gracious to me ever since, giving me wisdom about my writing. I’m thankful for Bible study writers farther along in the journey willing to mentor me.

I’m glad she’s guest posting for me today. After you read her post here, I hope you’ll stop by her actual blog, called Daily GraceContinue reading

Thanksgiving is One of Five Steps to Fight Fear

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by Heather Bock

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“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:6-8

Lately, my son has periodically been having trouble sleeping. He fears creatures that don’t, never can, exist in his room. He has nightmares that shake him awake. He can’t let go of anxieties about half-hour schoolwork assignments coming the next day. It’s usually different every night, but the common theme is fear.  Continue reading