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Book Giveaway! “Marriage: Make It or Break It”

And the two winners of the drawing (from my previous post) of the $20 Amazon gift card and a copy of my women's Bible study Whispers of My Heart: Daughters of the King Bible Study is.... Drum Roll ... Stephanie H and Michele Mobley. Congratulations to you! I'll...

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God Doesn’t Give Up on You–Ever

Welcome to my newly designed website. I'm so grateful for your visit that I'm having a drawing for two winners, each receiving a $20 Amazon gift card and a copy of my women's Bible study, Whispers of My Heart: Daughters of the King Bible Study Series. All you have to...

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Afraid to Pray OutLoud?

Fear can block us from praying out loud in a group. We fear being judged because we said something with the wrong words, or in the wrong way, or with too many words. These fears are usually because we don’t want others to think poorly of us. Fear takes the focus off...

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Blue Fish Faith, Guest Post by Jenna Marie Masters

I'm so pleased to feature a writer that I met recently at a writers conference. When I had the joy of reading this story from her blog, I thought, "I must share this with my readers." Her words really spoke to me. So...here is a guest post...

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Letter to the Young Mom in the Fast Food Shop

An Open Letter to the young mom in the fast food shop with a two-year-old and a newborn:My heart went out to you as you tried to just get a fast sandwich and small drink to have a little break or enjoy a quick lunch in peace. But your two-year-old was teasing his...

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You Don’t Make Anyone Feel Any Way

Have you noticed how often we can say something like, "I don't want to make her feel ... sad...angry...left out...upset..." The possibilities are endless. As a result, we become very careful and try to figure out how to avoid "making" someone be in some sort of...

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Are Boys Sexually Abused Also?

Even after identifying myself as a sexual abuse survivor and learning about how to heal and help others heal, I was still startled when I met a man who was sexually abused. It hadn't really hit me forcefully that not just girls and women are abused, but boys and men...

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What If I “Wimp Out” of Following God?

I recently emailed back and forth with a ministry friend who was wondering if she was "whimping out" about following God or He was guiding through the circumstances.I wasn't sure I understood what she meant by "whimping out" so I asked her to explain. She told me that...

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How Patient Do You Think God Is?

Have you ever said things like:I'll never get angry again I'll always show love toward that person who is unlovable I'll never be discontent again I'll always be joyful in every circumstance I'll have my devotions every dayIt's easy to think that...

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Be Honest! You’re Worried!

The winner of the book drawing for Dealing with the Elephant in the Room by Mike Bechtle is Mona!!!! Congratulations! I'll email you.Although there weren't comments on the blog post, I received several entrants through email, so Mona, I know you'll be benefiting...

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Feeling Irritation in Marriage

Sometimes Larry irritates me with his opinions. Don't remind me that's what attracted me to him over 50 years ago. Shortly after we married his opinionated self began bothering me. I thought his strong opinions would make me feel secure. But I only judged myself...

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The Reason I Did What I Did

In my last post I wrote about a story about my anger but at the time I didn't know the reason why I did what I did. If you haven't read yet that, you can read it here.It wasn't until over a decade later that I knew what it was all about. I learned my...

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There’s a Reason You Do What You Do

There's a reason you do what you do. Let me tell you a story.I had signed up to take refreshments to our adult Sunday school class. The sign up sheet for that month had been passed the previous month and I'd signed up knowing I would be out of town the week before....

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