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Need Ideas for Giving Thanks for your Spouse?

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your day is very special. I'm excited to share with you some important insights from my friends, Bob and Roxann Andersen who have a very important marriage ministry and are the authors of The Marriage Dance: Moving Together as One. Since...

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How to Listen Well to Your Children

I remember many years ago when my then-twelve-year-old daughter and I attended a mother-daughter retreat. I forget what prompted our discussion but she confronted me saying, "You don't listen to me before you make a decision on my requests." I knew it was true. I was...

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What Is Humility Anyway?

A lot of us think humility means debasing ourselves, but being humble actually means acknowledging what God has done in our lives. The Greek word for humility originally was used by writers to communicate something negative: “groveling” or “abject.” But the Apostle...

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My Husband Should Read My Mind

I didn't realize I went into marriage believing Larry should read my mind. I just thought it should be obvious what I was thinking. After all, if I did something, I obviously was communicating something clear. So I filtered what my new husband did through my thinking:...

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Rejection Hits Like an Atom Bomb in Our Soul

Rejection hits like an atom bomb in our soul. Personal rejection can be described as someone refusing to accept what we offer or they believing something bad about us. We feel attacked and misunderstood. Recently I felt sick in the depths of my stomach and my soul...

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Four Keys to Contentment

Have you ever thought, “If only I didn't have these problems, I could be the peaceful person God wants me to be”? Or  "If only people would cooperate, I could have contentment and peace"? At times we believe contentment is based upon diminishing, even eliminating, our...

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Thinking “I Just Know…” Warns of Worry

The story of Jochebed in Exodus 2 is a riveting story of coping with worry about the most horrendous thing any mother could ever imagine: the death of her newborn son. Can you imagine? No wonder she might have had thoughts like, "I just know..." Jochebed had a lot to...

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4 Ways to Abide in Jesus

We know Jesus says in John 15:7 “Abide in me, and I in you.” But sometimes abiding seems like the most vague biblical concept there is. What is abiding and how do I abide? Here are 4 ways to abide in Jesus and see a difference in your life. For over two years, I’ve...

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Women Love the Trip; Men Love the Arrival

I didn't realize my beloved husband looked at driving differently than me. I learned women love the trip; men love the arrival. No wonder there's tension traveling. It was many years ago and I was so excited. It was our first vacation since our honeymoon. I was going...

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I’m Not A Worry Wart. Or am I?

When I was honest with myself, I had to admit, "I'm a worry wart." I don't think that term is used so much any more but I was like "him." Why did I say "him"? Evidently, the phrase "worry wart" was invented by a cartoonist as the name for a comic strip character who...

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Procrastination! Why Do I Do It?

“Why does procrastination haunt me? I want to stop delaying but I keep putting things off.” Just the other day I figuratively shook myself by my lapels and asked, “Kathy, why do you let the dishes stack up? It looks so messy!” Why do I procrastinate? I had to be...

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Wrong Reactions Have a Long Memory

And the winner of the drawing for Little Women; Big God by Debbie W. Wilson is... DRUM ROLL...Joy! Congratulations, Joy! I will give your information to Debbie and she will contact you. Thank you very much to everyone who participated. It might be an exaggeration that...

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