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Reigniting Passion in Your Marriage

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. Here’s what I had to say… What do you do when you’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’ in your marriage? Maybe you truly adored your husband in the beginning, but now you can’t remember why. Maybe you honestly admired his finer qualities, but now you can’t remember what they were. You once appreciated …

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When You Don’t Want to Go Back to the Way You Were

I just got my braces off…again. I have had braces on my upper teeth three times. Count them. One. Two. Three. As the orthodontist explained, “Teeth have a memory. They always want to go back to the way they were.” As soon as he said those words, I felt convicted. I have a tendency to go back to the way …

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The Problem with Itchy Ears

I am sitting at my computer this morning stunned. A little bit numb. Last night I had dinner with a group of my best friends. The topic of some very successful, very influential, young Christian bloggers/authors came up. One who has left her husband and entered into a relationship that runs contradictory to God’s Word. Several others  who applauded it. These …

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Why I’m Not Worried About the Election

I don’t know about you, but my emotions have been all over the board about this upcoming Presidential election. It is so easy to fall into the ravine of worry, anxiety, and outright fear. So let’s just talk about it a minute. During one of my “less than trusting” days, God reminded me that He is still in control. Yes, …

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When You Don’t Like the Story God is Writing

I often think of my life like a story God is writing…and so is yours. And to be honest, some parts of the story I don’t really like. If it were up to me, I would have written some of it differently. My second child would not have died, and I would have a daughter who would be 26 years …

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Seeing God through the Losses that Puncture Our World

In my last blog I shared about my husband and I experiencing years of secondary infertility. But miraculously, one day I discovered I was pregnant! Several months into the pregnancy, I sat on the floor playing a card game with my young son, Steven. It was shaping up to be one of the best summers ever. Steven was savoring every …

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When You’re Struggling with Disappointment of the Worst Kind

My son keeps me laughing with funny videos posted on YouTube.com. One was from the movie Hercules. Rumor has it that the script had the word “disappointed” in parenthesis, noting that the actor was to say the line as if he were disappointed.  Instead, when the actor got to that particular line he yelled out…DISAPPOINTED! Oops! Now when I’m feeling …