Kinsey Thurlow Articles

Remember This Truth When You’re Aching for Resurrection

I slid my hand into his, weeping.I remember, even before we dated, noticing that musician's hands. They'd pounded...
Why You Shouldn’t Wear Paint-On Leggings

Why You Shouldn’t Wear Paint-On Leggings

We live in a culture that tells women to be skinny, and to show their skin—a culture that has driven some of us mad, as we've been lured into its insanity.I remember a teenage girl who stepped on the scale every single day of her life and measured her worth by...

Getting God’s Dream

Getting God’s Dream

Often, when people stare at a crisis, our thoughts seem more quickly inclined to Let's Do, instead of Let's Pray."Okay. The prayer thing, but we need to do something."We are so eager to do something (and just for the record, I absolutely believe that we should do...

God’s Call to Pray for This Crisis

God’s Call to Pray for This Crisis

 I remember the girl who said to me, "I wish I had a normal life."Her words pierced me through. It was a legitimate wish. Her life wasn't normal, and I could convince neither her nor myself that it was.Instead of a home, she lived in a facility. I'd seen her...

What’s the Burden of God’s Heart Right Now?

What’s the Burden of God’s Heart Right Now?

A few years back, I was preparing to share a message about the orphaned and fatherless with a missions organization. I was wrestling with the idea of giving this talk—not because I didn't have things I wanted to say, but because I wanted it to be much more than...

What God Calls Pure and Undefiled Religion

What God Calls Pure and Undefiled Religion

The kids were dirty; the food was terrible; the showers (when we had running water) were freezing; there was not one restroom with toilet paper in it; I got really sick one summer; I got a staph infection another summer—but somehow, it was a little bit of heaven...

When We Let the Father Name Us

When We Let the Father Name Us

It was just my second time to be with her.Her history, all nine years of it, was tainted with stories we'd rather not believe.Now she was orphaned and alone, and the oppression of her years hung over her, pressing her with a ruthless and heavy hand.Her pain had forged...

What You Need in Your Wilderness

What You Need in Your Wilderness

I'm on my seventh day of bed rest as I write this.Did you know that you could seriously injure a rib, perhaps even crack a bone or tear a muscle ... from coughing? Not to scare you. I've had plenty of colds and viruses over nearly 33 years of life, but this has never...

20 Questions to Ask the Kids in Your Life

20 Questions to Ask the Kids in Your Life

They like to dress up like super heroes and princesses. They are fascinated with things that spin, fly or crawl. They are small.They dance like no one's watching.They sing like superstars.I love hanging out with them. I love talking to them.I love their questions....

Why a Weary World Rejoices

Why a Weary World Rejoices

This season always brings with it a message. Songs that remind our hearts to hope. A story that puts us in awe of what has been, and what is yet to be—a story still unfolding.We remember the lowly birth of the highest King. We remember the night when choirs of...

10 Gifts That Will Reach Right Down to the Heart

10 Gifts That Will Reach Right Down to the Heart

Well friends, the Christmas tree is up, the Nativity is on the mantle, and "O Holy Night" is sounding in our house!As we enter into this season, I've been thinking about what I want to give this year (particularly to my husband). He and I started a little tradition...

Remember These Children During the Holidays

Remember These Children During the Holidays

I stared into vacant eyes as I took my seat next to her nervous, guarded frame. She wore a zip-up hoodie, shorts, and flip-flops on this below-20-degrees December day.Christmas was just around the corner, and while most kids love talking about all of the joys and...

When God Interrupts Your Devotional

When God Interrupts Your Devotional

So you know the, "How are you doing?" question we all ask each other? It's like a part of the American greeting ... "Hi, how are you doin'?"We hear it from the salesperson when we walk into a store, from the cashier who's checking out our groceries, from the...

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