Author: lsamra

Christian Life

The Light of Christmas

This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Women’s Bible Study Christmas Brunch about Jesus, the light of Christmas, (click here to access

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Our Daily Bread

Gratitude

Gratitude is a spiritual discipline that is important for me to practice on a regular basis, whether the week of Thanksgiving or the middle of

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Books

Transformed

  My friend Jen Lane recently released a book, Transformed: Eating and Body Image Renewal God’s Way. I was delighted to interview her for a

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Our Daily Bread

This is Me

The lyrics of “This is Me” remind us to choose our words carefully. My reflections on the song inspired today’s devotional. If you have not heard

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Christian Life

Reckless Love

“Reckless Love” is a popular, if sometimes controversial, worship song. In this Crosswalk.com article I talk about the idea of reckless love.  If you need

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Our Daily Bread

I Will Fear No Evil

  I enjoy all kinds of books but some of my favorites are memoirs because they can feel like extended testimonies, a reflection of God’s

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Our Daily Bread

Servant’s Heart

Today’s devotional focuses on the amazing number of ways parents, and specifically moms, serve their families.  When it seems unnoticed or under appreciated, it is

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Our Daily Bread

Victory Parade

I’m not a Chicago Cubs fan but I got caught up in the excitement of the 2016 World Series.  The team’s stunning victory in extra

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Christian Life

Father’s Day

While Father’s Day is a recent addition to the yearly calendar, fathers have played a significant role in the lives of their children long before

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Our Daily Bread

Setting Up the Pins

When I caught a glimpse of my co-worker’s tattoo of a bowling ball knocking down pins on her ankle I was instantly curious.  I had

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