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5 Things to Remember in a Season of Change

Are you in the middle of trying to figure out whether to wear long sleeves or short? Has your to-do list grown by twenty items due to moving, a job change or some other transition? Are you feeling like you can never get ahead because things are always changing? I get it. My to-do list […]

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Trusting God Bible Reading Challenge Weekly Summary

It’s Friday and we’re here for the Trusting God Bible Reading Challenge Weekly Summary. This week’s reading was extremely powerful. I hope you felt as loved by God through the reading as I did. Psalm 46:1-11 The first verse of this chapter is one of my favorites that I place on repeat in my mind. […]

Perfect Price on Teacups for Mother’s Day

Dayspring is having a great sale on clearance items and the first incredible deal I saw were these gorgeous tea cups! I knew I had to share them with this perfect price on teacups for Mother’s Day! Because this teacup is on clearance, with the code 40CLEAR, you can purchase these cups for only $3.00 each!! […]

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Praying God’s Promises

A Father’s Reassurance Today I was reading Ghost Boy while waiting for an appointment. While I’m only halfway through the book, one portion arrested my attention for the remainder of the day. Martin is a man who was trapped inside his own body for 12 years under a misdiagnosed,mysterious neurological disease.  In one particular scenario, he tells […]

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5 Ways to Cultivate Your Marriage in the Midst of Stress

Stress? What stress? Whether you’ve been married for ten minutes or ten years, you’ve experienced some kind of stress along the way, right?  Maybe it has been finances, illness, accident, injury, disease, or some other earthly trouble. Marital stress exists in all forms. The question is: How do we cultivate a thriving marriage in spite of […]

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Every Word of God Is True

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5 I know it’s not Friday, but I started preaching to myself from the April Topical Trusting God Bible Reading Challenge and God whispered to my heart. Yes. Share that. Believing God Some think religion is for sissies, wimps […]

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Trusting God Bible Reading Challenge Summary Week 2

Welcome to the Bible reading challenge summary for week 2 of Trusting God, our April topical Bible reading challenge. The reading was so wonderful this week! Let’s take a peek at the play by play. Isaiah 26:1-13 Isaiah 26 is a song of celebration for the Israelites. Verses 3&4 both use the keyword “trust” and talk […]

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Healing Bible Verses

As you may know, my daughter, Taylor, has a rare terminal illness, MPS. On Sunday, I felt especially blessed when I posted this photo and note: Our God is greater… Our God is stronger… Our God is Healer… Awesome in power. Taylor made it to#EasteratCypress ! First time to church since November. #praiseJesus We serve a […]

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A Prayer for Rest

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” Augustine of Hippo Recently a friend of mine shared how she has such a difficult time slowing down long enough to rest. She feels like she rarely sits still and when she does, she is […]

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God Wants to Use You & FREE Ebook

God Wants to Use You Do you ever think about what God wants to do with YOUR life? Not your pastor’s. Not your ministry leader’s. Not your spouse’s or child’s life… No- YOUR life. God wants to use you to make a difference in this world! Many times, we think we are not good enough […]

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Trusting God Bible Reading Challenge Summary Week 1

Welcome to the Bible reading challenge Summary! This week we are divided into two parts. First, I will summarize the end of the March challenge and then we can take a peek at the few days of reading we began for the April Trusting God topical Bible reading challenge. I John 1 The letters of […]

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Wisdom for Wives Online Conference

Have you ever longed for a time of refreshment as a wife? Do you wish for the opportunity to soak up wisdom from a mentor? Are you striving for a thriving marriage? I’m honored to introduce this brand NEW beautiful online conference just for wives! Wisdom for Wives Online Conference – 14 sessions This conference is designed to […]

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Ditching the Pursuit of Perfection

** Post includes 2 book girls’ devotional giveaway   Initially…. Years ago, when I was a young single girl (don’t even try to figure out how long ago this was!), I kept my tiny apartment in mint condition. Every article of clothing hung gracefully on the hanger and all articles faced the same direction. Each item […]

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Trusting God April Bible Reading Challenge

  Do you ever feel like your relationship with God is limited by your ability to trust him fully? Oh, you trust him for eternal salvation, but perhaps you forget to trust him for everyday solutions? What if you took a month to read what the Bible has to say about trusting God? Welcome to the […]

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March Bible Reading Challenge Week 4 Summary

Thank you for the sweet outpouring of love yesterday!! I often receive negative comments and emails, but I’ve gotten to the point of just praying for the person who sent it and deleting it. Ya’ll were so sweet yesterday when I shared a little tidbit of criticism I had received and I’m so thankful for […]

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A Prayer for Guidance

Not long ago, I posted a Prayer for Wisdom and since then, I’ve prayed it over and over again. I’ve received criticism about writing prayers recently, as some people feel that prayers should be words from your heart and not memorized mumbo jumbo. (What is mumbo jumbo exactly?) I hope that you realize that the prayers […]

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Great Books to Read on Spring Break (or Anytime!)

At the beginning of the year, I set a book reading goal of 36 books for the year. While I feel certain that I typically read more than 36 books in a year, I haven’t tracked the number of books I’ve read in a year in a very, very long time. I do have a […]

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Christian Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

For the past several years, my sister-in-law and I have teamed up to have an Easter egg hunt for our families. No matter the weather, and yes, it can be a bit unpredictable here in Ohio, we head out to the backyard and the kids have a great time searching for eggs. In all the […]

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March Bible Reading Challenge Week 3 Summary

Welcome to the March Bible reading challenge week 3 summary! I pray that you are continuing to read along as we travel from Hebrews through I John. Beginning with last Friday’s reading, let’s take a look at the summaries for the week. Hebrews 13 Such wisdom is contained in chapter 13 of this book; many of […]

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Building Trust in Marriage

Building Trust in Marriage What does “trust” mean in a marriage? How do we really show trust? Does it mean foregoing prenuptial agreements? Giving one another full access to our bank accounts? Living with one another day in and day out, flaws, failures and all? Admitting every sin we’ve ever committed to our spouse? When […]

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HUGE $5 Sale at Dayspring- Perfect for Spring Needs!

TODAY ONLY! My friends at Dayspring are having an incredible $5 sale today that I really wanted to pass on to you! I don’t typically post a “for sale” blog article, but this sale was too good to pass up because it has so many great things I would typically recommend to you!! Here are […]

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Who Is Jesus to Me?

**Post includes book giveaway Do you think of Jesus as a friend? Your Savior? A good man who lived thousands of years ago? Because what you believe about Jesus defines who you are. For the March Bible reading challenge here on the blog, we finished Hebrews and we’re in the book of James. Yesterday I […]

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5 Things to Remember If Oversleeping Happens

Last week was a terrible, no-good awful week, to put it bluntly. Two weeks ago, on the trail of a cancelled flight, an unexpected turn in the book publishing world, a 2x laptop restore, and a stomach virus that literally knocked me to the floor for 24 hrs, I thought the worst was over. But […]

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Week 2 Summary of Hebrews March Bible Reading Challenge

Welcome to week 2 summary of Hebrews March Bible Reading Challenge! The week of reading has been absolutely wonderful each day. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the reading. Let’s begin! Chapter 6 Hebrews 6 beautifully paints the backdrop to help us understand the complete redemption plan of the Father through Jesus. I […]

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A Prayer for Boldness

Whether starting a small business, adopting a baby, or moving across state lines, acting on life’s big decisions requires significant character. Wisdom and understanding? Yes. Deep desire and passion? Yes. But one thing larger-than-life decisions require is completely undeniable. That one trait? Boldness. A little over a week ago, a friend and I sat down […]

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If You Think Faith Is About the Rules

Are you a rule keeper or a rebel? All of us have a natural tendency towards one or the other, perhaps according to the circumstances of a situation. I have a confession to make- I’m a rule keeper. A rule follower. Someone who actually likes the rules and gets upset when others break them. My husband […]

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How to Find a Prayer Partner

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them. Matthew 18:20 Have you ever wanted someone to pray with? Have you ever wished you could ask a friend to pray for you but no one came to mind? Maybe the problem wasn’t because you don’t know someone who prays regularly but you […]

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Week 1 Summary of March Bible Reading Challenge: Hebrews

Welcome to the first weekly summary of our March Bible reading challenge! This week was all about Hebrews and I thought it was so good. Let’s dive in: Chapter 1 I love the way the book of Hebrews is written; I believe that the personality of the author is unique to this book. Scholars vary on […]

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A Prayer to Overcome Anxiety

The feeling of anxiety can be vicious in its attack. While at times, it gradually builds from circumstances, other times, it appears suddenly, out of nowhere. Though I personally have only experienced bouts of anxiety and not more serious seasons of continual anxiousness, I believe prayer has been the critical element in overcoming any battles I have […]

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When God Answers Your Prayers

** Post includes the March Bible Reading Challenge schedule in printable form. This weekend I attended the Re:Write Conference, a conference designed to assist Christian fiction and non-fiction writers in their writing journeys. The conference truly lifted my heart and my pen as I enjoyed both the inspirational moments and practical lessons on the art of writing. […]