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

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:00

My New Book! Growing Together

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It’s a strange time to be preparing to release a book, especially a book called Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests. Living in the new world of social distancing, it seems unwise—maybe even inappropriate—to talk about doing anything togethe...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 19:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Megan Hill

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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 interview my good friend and fellow TGC editor, Megan Hill, about her new book,A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church.I always enjoy Megan’sbooks, and...

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Thursday, 14 May 2020 19:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Natalie Brand

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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 interviewNatalie Brandabout her new book,The Good Portion: Salvation.It releases onMay 17, and I know you’ll be blessed by Natalie’s contagious joy...

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Thursday, 07 May 2020 19:00

Sneak Peek Interview: Jenny Manley

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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 interviewJenny Manleyabout her new book,The Good Portion: Christ.I first met Jenny in London at an international women’s gathering hosted by the...

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A friend once asked me, “Do you really do family devotions every morning . . . with teenagers? How do you get them to do that?” I understood the underlying surprise behind her question. Truthfully, I’m regularly amazed when we sit down to the table in the morning and read the...

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Monday, 02 March 2020 18:00

Sneak Peek Interview with 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 have the pleasure of sharing a sneak peek interview with Christine Hoover about her new book, With All Your Heart: Living Joyfully Through Allegiance to King Jesus.I always enjoy the...

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 18:00

Sneak Peek Interview with Courtney Doctor

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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 a sneak peek interview with my good friend and colleague, Courtney Doctor about her new book, Steadfast: A Devotional Bible Study on the Book of...

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Monday, 07 October 2019 19:00

Sneak Peek with Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler

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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 a sneak peek interview with Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler about their book, Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments.With wisdom and...

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Monday, 03 June 2019 19:00

Moms, We Need the Gospel on Repeat

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When I was growing up, music technology was at an in-between state: between records and cassette tapes. You could go to the music store and choose whether you wanted to buy your music on a record or on a cassette.

Popular singles were available on a record for $0.99. I would save my allowance and...

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As we sit on the beach, I watch my youngest as she hunts for shells. She races up to me, sharing her finds. Over and over she brings them to me, delighting in each of them as treasure:

“Mom, isn’t that orange color beautiful?”

“Look at the curves of this one, aren’t they pretty?

“Feel how smooth this shell

Monday, 11 July 2016 22:00

Three Questions: Generosity

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I like to be asked thought-provoking questions. However, in our busy lives it is 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, “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be

Monday, 04 July 2016 22:00

7 Ways to Find Community

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The following article is a guest post from Winfree Brisley:

The Christian life is meant to be lived in community.  We are encouraged, challenged, and sanctified through relationships with other believers.  But many Christians find themselves feeling isolated and unsure about how to connect with others.  Perhaps you had great

At TGCW16, I told the women in my sessions I’d post some of the resources we discussed here at Wit’s End.  I’ve included the links to the talks, along with the outlines and resources mentioned. Hopefully, these will help as you listen along.  You can find all of the talks from the conference here. I’ve

Monday, 20 June 2016 22:00

What Did You Bring Home from TGCW16?

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I just finished unpacking my bags from The Gospel Coalition 2016 National Women’s Conference (TGCW16), but my mind is still unpacking a variety of things: excellent teaching, thought-provoking conversations, and the whirlwind of interactions that happen at a conference that includes 7200 women who love Jesus.

Just as my desk is full of books

Monday, 13 June 2016 23:00

Teaching Theology To Children

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This Thursday, I’m looking forward to being on a panel with Christine Hoover, Irene Sun, and Beth Urton at The Gospel Coalition 2016 National Women’s Conference (TGCW16). We’ll be discussing the topic “Teaching Theology to Children” and I thought I’d share about one of the resources I’m thankful we used

 

One of my favorite ways to enjoy summer is to sit and savor a good book. While I often read theological or devotional books, sometimes it’s nice to relax and read a good story or biography that’s well told. I always ask friends for recommendations, so today I’m sharing some of their picks that I enjoyed this

In June of 2015, about 20 women gathered in London for a meeting to discuss women’s ministries in complementarian contexts around the world. Our hope was to learn from one another and encourage each other in our task.

We heard from women in Australia, South Africa, Europe, UAE, and the USA. Led by the Proclamation Trust, we first met at

Monday, 30 May 2016 23:00

7 Questions to Ask an Older Mother

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One of my regular encouragements to new moms is to find a mom in the season just ahead of her to ask specific questions about nursing, sleep schedules, and potty training. The reason?  Now that my children are in the middle years (8, 12, 15), I cannot remember most of the answers to those questions myself! I spent multiple years vacillating

I always like to know a little something about an author before I sit down and open up his or her book. Courtney Doctor’s new Bible study, From Garden to Glory; a Bible Study on the Bible’s Story (CDM 2016) just released this spring and I hope you’ll take a look. Courtney guides her

Monday, 16 May 2016 23:00

Worship in the Midst of a Weary World

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I feel weary when I read the news these days. There’s no one I want to vote for nationally. My state is in turmoil over House Bill 2 (AKA “the bathroom bill”).  I hear stories about life on college campuses, both academically and morally, and I’m deeply concerned.  There’s so much brokenness in families,

Last week my daughter came home with a question about her math homework. For some, math questions might be more dreaded than having The Talk, but for me these discussions are usually a delight. After years of being the mom who has no idea how to make crafty designs for elementary school projects, I’m finally in my comfort zone. I’ve

Every year at Uptown Church, our Women’s Care Team (WCT) has an in-town planning retreat. We have two purposes in gathering:

1) to fellowship with one another 2) to spend time reflecting upon the past year and planning for the upcoming year.

Our retreat helps us to catch up with one another, as well as provide an

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 23:00

Sneak Peek: Author Interview with Megan Hill

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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. Megan Hill’s new book, Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches (Crossway/TGC) releases at the end of this week, on April 30. I hope you’ll read this book.

Monday, 18 April 2016 23:00

Three Questions: Forgiveness

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I like to be asked thought-provoking questions. However, in our busy lives it is 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, “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 23:00

Contentment is Not The Absence of Emotions

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On Tuesday, I shared a Sneak Peek with author Christina Fox. Today, I’m sharing the foreward I wrote to her new book, A Heart Set Free:  A Journey to Hope Through the Psalms of Lament.   I hope it will encourage you to pick up a copy of your own!

Foreward

When Paul wrote to his beloved Philippians, he told them, “For

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