It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

By: Juliandra Durkin “She wants me to use my gas money, to drive the opposite direction, to pick her up then drive back to the park two blocks from me, just because she doesn’t feel like driving tonight?!” I stared at my phone aghast at my friend’s request for a…
April 7, 2016

Dear Daughter

By: Juliandra Durkin Dear Daughter, Sit with me while I tell you a story. Can you do that? This story begins long before you were born. Long before your brothers and sisters, friends, and even your parents were born. It begins at the dawn of time, when I created time...…
February 14, 2016
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The King’s Table

By: Tekoa Manning Saul's grandson, the son of Jonathan, named Mephibosheth was crippled as a child. When he was five years old, a report came that Saul and Jonathan had been killed in battle and when the boy’s nurse heard the news, she picked him up and fled. But as…
February 4, 2016

12 Days of Christmas

By: Juliandra Durkin It's Advent Season! Do any of you know what advent means? The definition of advent is “the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.” Advent is a time to celebrate, reflect, and anticipate the birth of Jesus. There was no grand arrival for the Baby born…
December 13, 2015

He is Perfect Love

When the day bird sings and the trees clap their hands When the ocean foams along the shore When the sun kisses your face and the breeze ripples your hair When you can't feel a thing because perfect love cast out fear. And perfect love is obsolete For you went…
November 9, 2015
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By: Tekoa Manning I inquired about a friend’s daughter not too long ago and the response was, “She is planning to go to such and such college and she’s going to major in __. The answer was not really about her well-being, but about her future career. We don’t hear…
September 14, 2015

Date a Man Who Pursues Your Heart

By: Mandy Dobbelmann When I was a young girl I loved to dream, especially when it came to love and the nameless man who one day would capture my heart. I’d sit on the swing on my back porch on warm northern Minnesota summer evenings, listening to the crickets and…
September 8, 2015

Wonderful Words / 3

"What I've noticed, though, is that almost every time I type in the word love, it gets changed to the word live. It's a kind of reminder to me of one of the things I learned...about following Jesus. I learned that fully loving and fully living are not only synonymous but the…
September 15, 2012

Life or Death

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Below is a personal testimony from Christie, a beloved Wonderfully Made Executive Team member. It is raw, honest, powerful and true, and intended to provide perspective. To learn more about Christie's story and the freedom she's experienced from her past, please watch her HerStory film here.…
April 17, 2012

The Hosea Love Story: Part Two

by Natalie Lynn Borton Part two of The Hosea Love Story is all about God's tough love toward us. Just as an unfaithful wife tries to run from the covenant she and her husband have, we too run away from the unconditional love and eternal commitment God makes to us,…
April 3, 2012
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Five Ways to Love Yourself Today.

by Natalie Lynn Borton Good morning, girls! Hope you all had a restful weekend and are feeling refreshed. Today I want to share with you some wisdom from author and women's advocate Jess Weiner. According to Jess, "True confidence is earned over time through your thoughts, actions, and experiences." Below…
October 3, 2011