The Truth About Mistakes

The Truth About Mistakes

Naturally, I was running late. As hard as I try to avoid it, I’m generally 5-10 minutes behind schedule, this time due at a gathering with some girlfriends at a quaint restaurant in Old Town. Thinking ahead, I knew that the parking situation could present a few...

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The Day My Joy Almost Slipped Away

The Day My Joy Almost Slipped Away

“You need to go home and take a NAP!” Okay, my friend wasn’t quite that blunt, but she did stress a need for rest. We sat together in a coffee shop, each working away on our laptop computers. “Are you taking days off?” she asked. My answer was a murmured, “No.” My...

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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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I’m an overcomer with a heart to teach others to overcome, too. Trials in life can be tough… sometimes nearly paralyzing. But they don’t have the power to hold us down. Why? Because we’re made free in Christ.

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