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3 Ways to Prepare My Heart to Submit

"Submission" is a divisive word, yet something we're called to do. Here are 3 ways I prepare my heart to submit.

If you've been in Christian circles long enough, you know there's a word that is certain to stir up mixed feelings, wild emotions, opposing points of views, and general frustration. There are some who try to live by the intent of the word, and there are others who immediately put up a wall when you … [continue]

8 Scriptures to Pray When Your Glass is Empty

Do you feel like your plate is always full, but your glass is always empty? Here are 8 Scriptures to pray in those times.

I flop into the driver’s seat of the van for what seems like the billionth time this week, resigning myself to yet another busy day. As I begin my mental list of complaints to the Lord, I catch the words of Toby Mac’s latest song, Move: Move, keep walkin’ soldier keep movin’ on Move, keep […]

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When You’re Ready to Ring the Bell {read this first!}

If you're ready to throw in the towel, to ring the bell and quit, read these words & be encouraged to keep fighting for your marriage!

During this journey, there have been so many times I’ve been tempted to quit. I can quit – I can quit anytime I want to. But I don’t because I do not believe that’s what God has for us. I’ve shared before about how I’ve gone looking for women who understand, who have walked this […]

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Grace & Truth

Dear friends, This is my final week co-hosting the Grace & Truth linkup. Due to my commitments, I’m no longer able to host, but I’ll be around to link up from time to time, or to find some great posts! I’m hoping to have a little more time with my family and to do some […]

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Dear Doctor {Who Gave Us “Options”}

The doctor said there was no cause for worry, yet offered options regarding the baby I was carrying. Find out how we dealt with our options.

“The heartbeat looks strong. The measurements are all within normal range. Um, I have to go get the doctor to discuss this with you…just a minute.” Dear Doctor,  You once asked me what I was going to do. You had just finished telling me that everything would almost certainly be fine, that a large number […]

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Grace & Truth

Welcome back to another week at the Grace & Truth linkup! Now it’s time to linkup.    Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week. If you’re a blogger our hope is that you’ll use this space as a way […]

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Why I Leave the Porch Light On For My Marriage

Every marriage goes through a season of struggle. I'm making a conscious decision to leave the light on for my marriage. Find out why.

Every Tuesday when I leave my house I turn the porch light on even though it’s only early afternoon. I don’t turn the light on most other days, just Tuesdays. It’s not that I’m afraid to come home to the dark doorway – I’m not. And truth be told, I’d rather not leave the light […]

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Grace & Truth Linkup

Welcome back to another week at the Grace & Truth linkup! Now it’s time to linkup.    Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week. If you’re a blogger our hope is that you’ll use this space as a way […]

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8 Secrets to Keeping Tweens and Teens in the Family

No one enjoys moody tweens or teens who intentionally distance themselves from others, who antagonize siblings, or who resent authority. Yet if we aren't careful, that's exactly the type of child we may end up with! Here are 8 secrets to keeping tweens & teens in the family

We all know how difficult the tween and teen years can be on these children who are trying so hard to become adults. Their bodies change drastically, their friendships become more complicated, their schoolwork more intense, and they begin to get minds of their own, if you know what I mean (wink). No one enjoys […]

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The Barren Places {with linkup}

God is at work in the barren places in our lives - don't give up! {plus the Grace & Truth linkup}

The Old Testament story of Hannah always captivated me. Her pleas for a child, the shame of being barren, and how the Lord answered, were so compelling. The story always seemed so tender to me – a pleading woman, a loving God, an answer to prayer. But often when I read the story, it’s just […]

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