But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Wit's End - Apologetic Report
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My first identity crisis hit at age 25. I was sitting in a London airport in the middle of the night waiting out an eight-hour layover for my flight to Edinburgh, Scotland. It was to be my new home for the next few years while my husband worked on his PhD in New Testament studies. I’d never...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 19:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Rebecca Stark

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing an interview with Rebecca Stark, author of The Good Portion: God.This book is the second in a new series from Christian Focus (the first was from K...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 19:00

In All Things: Releases Today!

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Today, I’m excited to share that my new book, In All Things: A Nine-Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joyofficially releases. Yay!

I always like to know the reason for a book, so I thought I’d share a little bit about how this book came to be written. In a similar way to Walking...

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 19:00

RTS Luncheon at TGCW18—Register Now!

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Interested in Seminary?

Can we have lunch together?

I’d love to have the opportunity to meet you. All the details are below, including the link for how to register. And, best of all, it’s free!

Space is limited, so register as soon as you can. Here are the details:

Why the...

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One week from today my new book, In All Things: A Nine-Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joyofficially releases. I’m officially exited.

This spring I had the pleasure of getting to teach through the book in our women’s Sunday school class at church. (If you’d like...

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A couple of weeks ago, Beth Moore wrote an honest reflection of her time in ministry as a woman, explaining the various ways men—sometimes overtly, sometimes unknowingly—devalue the ministry of women in their midst. I’m thankful for her willingness to share, and I’ve been...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 19:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Rosaria Butterfield

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today, I’m thrilled to share an interview with Rosaria Butterfield about her new book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our...

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Monday, 23 April 2018 19:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Jen Wilkin

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today, I’m on-the-edge-of-my-seat excited to get to interview Jen Wilkin about her newest book, In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character. It’s a...

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Parenting is full of decisions. We spend the early years researching strollers, cribs, feeding methods, sleeping solutions, and educational toys—all the while never quite sure we’re on the right track. Just when we finally get everyone sleeping through the night and eating their food by...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 17:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Christine Hoover

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today, I’m excited to interview Christine Hoover about her new book, Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in TimeI’ve enjoyed...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:11

Ruth Bell Graham’s Answered Prayer

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Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid (as we’re inclined to do), I do not need a handsome man but let him be like You; I do not need one big and strong nor yet so very tall, nor need he be some genius, or wealthy, Lord, at all; but let his head be high, dear God, and let his eye be clear, his...

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Monday, 12 February 2018 17:00

When God Says ‘No’

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Life’s circumstances sometimes bring us to our knees, asking God to do what we cannot. Most of the time we’re praying for good things: healing for a loved one, freedom from sin patterns, a job, a spouse, a child, salvation. Yet, at times, our good desires remain unfulfilled. Years ago,...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 18:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Kathleen Nielson

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today, I’m excited to interview Kathleen Nielson, someone I admire and enjoy so much. Her newest bookWomen and God: Hard Questions, Beautiful Truthsis...

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There’s something refreshing about beginning a new year. It’s a time to reflect on the past year and refocus our goals for the upcoming year. I find it helpful to get away for an hour or two and spend some time in prayer, asking the Lord to guide me as I consider the time he’s...

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Monday, 18 December 2017 18:00

Treasuring God’s Word

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This summer, my husband was preaching in Chattanooga and our family decided to make a weekend of it and join him. While there, I unexpectedly got to meet Cynthia Heald, who was providentially in town the same weekend visiting family. Unbeknownst to her, Cynthia has mentored me and encouraged me for...

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I’m always on the lookout for new books on a variety of topics. However, some of my favorite books were published decades (or centuries) ago. They don’t get talked about on Twitter, and many of the authors aren’t alive to give podcast interviews. However, their words helped...

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m interviewing Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre about their new book,True Feelings: God’s Gracious and Glorious Purpose for Our Emotions.(Tony Reinke just...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 18:00

An Advent Resource You Don’t Want to Miss

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During the Christmas season, I often find myself rushing here and there, trying so hard to enjoy everything, that I can end up missing the most important thing: spending time with Jesus. And, yet, that’s exactly why he came as Immanuel—God is with us. So, I’m always on the hunt...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 18:00

A Beautiful Table and a Bitter Heart

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I think it started when I peeked in the oven. One glance revealed blackened bread and an inner dialogue quietly simmered in my mind, overflowing into what I call “counting my bitters”:

I can’t believe I burned the special cinnamon chip toast.I was distracted because I was also...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 18:00

How Do I Grow Spiritually?

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This morning, I noticed the plant on my side table looked a little worse for wear. After watering it, I set it by the sink window to enjoy a bit of sunlight. A few hours later, the once-drooping leaves revitalized and the entire plant reached toward the sunlight streaming through the window. ...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 18:00

When the Darkness Overwhelms

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This article is a guest post from Quina Aragon.

Disheartening conversations. Division within the Body of Christ. Fear for my husband’s safety as he drives. Family members facing heart-wrenching trials. Friends suffering physically, emotionally, spiritually. Strained relationships. And those...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:00

Three Questions: Gratitude

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I like to be asked thought-provoking questions. However, in our busy lives it’s difficult to take time to still our minds and follow Paul’s simple instruction to Timothy, “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching” (1 Tim. 4:16).

Jesus also instructed his disciples,...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:55

Ministering to Women in a #MeToo World

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The following article is a guest post from Amy Gannett.

Her hands shook even as she clenched them in her lap, and her speech was studded with obvious uncertainty. Though she sat only inches from me on my living room couch, she was a world away, tucked behind walls of self-protection and shame....

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Monday, 23 October 2017 15:00

Ministering to Women in a #MeToo World

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Written by: Melissa Kruger

The following article is a guest post from Amy Gannett.

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Monday, 09 October 2017 15:00

Sneak Peek Interview with Christina Fox

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I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Today I’m interviewing my friend Christina Fox about her newest book, Closer Than a Sister: How Union with Christ Helps Friendship to Flourish. ...

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