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Laura Story Helps Us Find Peace When Normalcy Is Gone

“When life gets shaky, we don’t have to be shaken.” Laura Story (who you may know from her song “Blessings”) shares how to rest in God’s plan when we struggle with uncertainty. Saying goodbye to normal is the beginning of taking on your future with unwavering strength. Her strength is so clearly from knowing peace is a person and not our circumstances lining up the way we hope.  Get Laura Story’s new book: “So Long,… … Continue reading

3 Reasons Justin Bieber’s New Song Made Me Cry

Crying at a Justin Bieber song? Really? I’m as surprised as you are. This new collaboration he did with Tori Kelly and Chandler Moore called “Where Do I Fit In” paints the exact picture of Jesus that I need right now and maybe you do too. For these 3 reasons I needed to hear this song and it brought me to tears. 1. I forget how tender God can be. So much of the world… … Continue reading

Welcome to the Wilderness!

On a roller coaster, blindfolded. Feel that way lately? Me too. It’s what author John Bevere would call a “wilderness season.” Feeling lost, confused lately by the events of the world, wondering where God is, and how we are supposed to respond. Exhausted. The wilderness is exhausting! As part of an initiative I’m calling, “Summer Reading For Grown Ups,” I’m reading Bevere’s, “God, Where are You?” and inviting you along on this journey. It may… … Continue reading

Country Legend, Jo Dee Messina, Shares How Her Faith is Getting Her Through Cancer

Joy here and my friendship with Jo Dee Messina started unexpectedly. There was a voicemail on my office phone one day from a mom who said her kids simply wanted to come by and tour the station because they love the shows and music so much. We set up a time a month later because she was battling cancer and needed to come after her major surgery. Half way through the interview she starts to… … Continue reading

How to Be Brave No Matter What You Are Facing

Do you feel brave? I am guessing your answer is “no” if you clicked on this post. Don’t worry, spoiler alert: most of us don’t. The good news is feeling brave is not a requirement to acting brave. In fact, most people who achieve feats of bravery do not feel a magical sense of courage or bravery before they accomplish something. So then… how do they do it? Brave is defined by Webster’s dictionary as:… … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Fear and Pain from Influencing Parenting

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV) As child, I was sexually violated by an adult male who… … Continue reading

Trusting God When Your Prayers Feel Unanswered

Sometimes, life doesn’t go as we’ve planned. The test results come back—and they’re not good. The relationship ends. The money doesn’t come in. Infertility lingers. The dream doesn’t come true. So what do we do when it feels like our prayers go unanswered? When the things we’ve been asking God to fix for so long remain broken or unclear? After my own twenty-year journey of praying the same prayer and not (yet) seeing it answered,… … Continue reading

What is the Best Response to These Tragic Headlines?

The news has been full of horrible headlines. We’re feeling this with you, but the question remains – how on earth do we respond? When Lauren Daigle wrote the song, “Trust in You,” she learned something that can help us today. She says, “I walk into the writing appointment and my friend is sitting there and he says, ‘Lauren can I tell you a story? …There’s this man that wen to help Mother Theresa and… … Continue reading

Learning to Trust when People Have Let Us Down

Today, John from Rock House joined us for another Hot Mess segment to help Lynn with an issue that has affected every area of her life. Lynn’s Story: One of my first memories is my mother telling me that my being born ruined her life. When I was around 10, my older sister warned me to stay away from a male relative as he was “too affectionate.” Even though I was cautious, I was eventually molested by… … Continue reading