How Prayer Rescued Our Marriage

How Prayer Rescued Our Marriage

Ours is a story like many others: Married for love with a desire to honor Jesus Soon consumed by worldly ambitions Work schedules prevented church and small group attendance Stopped pursuing God and each other Accepted this life rhythm and ignored warning signs Turned...

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Finding Joy in Marriage

Finding Joy in Marriage

Joy in Marriage Finding joy in marriage comes with great challenges. If you’ve been married longer than one day, I’m sure you realize that. There are many times when joy flows freely and our hearts feel full of love and respect for our spouse. Other times, marriage is...

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Seek God’s Love, Unhindered

Seek God’s Love, Unhindered

When you seek God's love and presence, what tends to get in the way? Is it your task list? Your past mistakes and associated shame? This morning's disagreement with your husband? Anxiety and fear? A focus on failure? If you're like me, there is often an onslaught of...

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21 Ways to Pray for Law Enforcement

21 Ways to Pray for Law Enforcement

More than three decades ago we faced incredible life changes. I said “I do” to the man of my dreams nearly 31 years ago. He was a construction worker and I was a student. The local Sheriff's Office hired him just six short months later. While neither of us predicted...

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15 Bible Verses to Help Overcome Discouragement

15 Bible Verses to Help Overcome Discouragement

Rarely do I receive such an outpouring of response. I recently sent a message to the people on my ministry mailing list. It summarized my past struggle with finding joy. (If you missed it, you can read the gist of that story here). The message resonated. Almost...

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Fighting for our Kids Through Prayer

Fighting for our Kids Through Prayer

There’s nothing that causes a momma’s heart to ache more and spurs a desire to fight for our kids through prayer. It doesn’t matter how old her children become, they will always be “babes” to their momma. When they encounter various trials, it will always affect us...

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The Joy of Beating Perfectionism

The Joy of Beating Perfectionism

Perfection is paralyzing. It can keep us from contributing to the lives of people around us and serving the Lord as He calls. Our aim for perfectionism can keep us hung up on particulars that are far from critical. Like this one: “I’d like to introduce you to my...

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Inspiring Quotes from Victorious

Inspiring Quotes from Victorious

I'm delighted to share these lovely quotes and Scriptures from the Bible study on the book of Esther, Victorious: Finding Triumph When Hope Seems Lost. Please check back frequently as I'll add to this collection over time. I pray you're blessed and inspired by the...

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How God Defines Our Value

How God Defines Our Value

This is a difficult post to write. It's not easy to admit the temptation to estimate my own personal value. I know the truth in my head: Our value stems from our position as children of the loving, almighty God—the Lord of the universe and Creator of all things. I...

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