The Man on the Amtrak Ride and the God Who Changed My Heart

I sat down in my Amtrak train seat, elated that I had a 3-hour ride with time to myself. I had just pulled out the Bible I had brought along with a study book when I heard the man. He was about 10 rows up, speaking angrily to the train conductor. I sighed, very annoyed that there was an interruption to my intended time of peaceful study.

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FaithKristin Nave
Failing Health but a Renewed Spirit: Kim's Story

My eyes had been black for weeks, my skin had a yellow cast, and the pounds were dropping off me like butter. As I walked through the emergency room doors I collapsed to the ground. I remember waking up with tubes coming out of my arms and my nose, being hooked up to several monitors, and hearing my heart beat over and over. Then receiving what would be my first of  “manys.”

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From Despair to Hope: Shivangi's Story

After nearly 20 years of waiting, my mom finally received the news. My family and I were going to immigrate to the United States from India! My parents sold most of our possessions and we eagerly arrived in the US while in their mid-40s with $1,000, 2 young kids and broken English.

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TestimoniesKristin Nave
Facing Discouragement through Infertility: Lisa's Story

My story, the story of infertility, is not a unique one. In fact, 6.1 million women in the United States share this painful journey with me. For over two decades, my husband and I have battled with the heartache of desiring children, hoping for the “happily-ever-after” ending. Yet with each step we took towards fertility, we only encountered setback and disappointment. L

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TestimoniesKristin Nave
Questioning God, Walking Through Grief

Senseless murders and searing pain in the faces of the victims’ families. Nations contending with other nations. Hurting and hungry children. Divisive politics and numerous scandals. Whether you are reading this piece on the day it is shared  or years from now, the evil that floods my news feed this morning and the personal suffering that fills my own life or those I love is continuous and all too familiar. And if you are simply human, evil and suffering has found its way in and around your life as well.

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SufferingKristin Nave
The Unforseen Harm in Gossip

None of us are strangers to harm from gossip. Most likely by now you’ve had multiple conversations about or have been reminded that gossip “separates close friends” (Proverbs 17:9), destroys trust (Proverbs 20:19), and deeply hurts those who have been gossiped about. Our tongues are powerful, and Scripture says our tongues carry the power of “life and death” (Prov. 18:21).

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FriendshipKristin Nave
The BEST Schooling Choice For Your Child

I’ve had the joy of putting my daughter in a variety of school settings since preschool. And like other parents I’ve wrestled with my own beliefs and thoughts about what is the “best” schooling placement for my child, and I’ve had many conversations with my husband and others regarding this topic.

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ParentingJennifer Bianchi