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Write Your Own Psalm of Praise to God

Psalm 23 is probably the most famous and beloved of all psalms.  In my women's Bible study book, Whispers of My Heart, I gave this opportunity to the Bible study student. It's a way for you to write your own psalm of praise to God. Re-write each verse in your own...

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Win Free Books-Online Party Thursday, March 14th!

Win Free Books--Online Party, Thursday, March 14th! I'm so excited to be a part of the Bible Study Expo party! Along with nine other Bible study authors, hosted by Marnie Swedberg, we are going to have lots of fun, activities, and free books! Register now:...

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Jesus Can Be Your First Hope–Not Your Last

Jesus can be our first hope; not our last. This nameless biblical woman had no hope. During twelve long years, she had taken every possible step to become well. Her bloody discharge made her ceremonially unclean, unable to enter the temple and worship her God. Her...

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God Empowered Me to Forgive My Father-in-Law

God empowered me to forgive my father-in-law. But for several years I had worried that God would “transform” me spiritually by requiring my husband, Larry, and I to take care of his father, Don. For me, I wondered if that would be the way God would eradicate the...

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Book Giveaway–“Mothers In Waiting” by Crystal Bowman

At one time I thought I couldn't become pregnant.  Larry and I had been trying to become pregnant for over two years. It was a horrifying thought to me that I might not ever be a mother. I had looked forward to that joy all my life. I kept trying to trust God but my...

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My Brother’s Most Important Words to Me

My brother, Chuck, died two years ago. After a five year journey of fighting cancer, the Lord took him home and we all rejoiced and grieved. He was the life of the family and every party he ever attended. Fun, passionate for God, an evangelist by the Holy Spirit's...

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Book Giveaway: “Surviving Cancer” by T.E. Bradford

Happy New Year! All of us will face uncertainties in this next year but for Christians, we have a God who knows exactly what will happen. I'm glad to be able to feature Tracy (T.E.) Bradford who knows the surprise and shock of facing an unknown future after she was...

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Choose a Quality of God for Your “Word for the Year”

Have you ever considered choosing a quality of God for your "Word for the Year"?  I know many people like to think of a concept or idea to focus on during the year. Although I don't usually do that, the year I believed God wanted me to concentrate on...

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People Pleasing Challenges at Christmas-time

Do you struggle with People Pleasing like I do? Here are some signals we have this sinful strategy: If someone doesn't like me, I wonder why and think a lot about how to correct their perception of me. I say, "I don't care what others think" but I also don't want to...

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You Do Have Traditions and Not Know It

Sometimes I hear women lament, “Oh, I wish I knew how to create traditions in our family.” What they don’t realize is they have made more traditions than they recognize. Let me tell you why. I’m sure my parents never intended to create a Christmas tradition but they...

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Choke! Cough! Learn to Say No for the Sake of Your Marriage!

We are continuing seeing how Jesus wants to strengthen our marriages through the wisdom of the Parable of the Soils. This time we learn we need to learn to say no to others and yes to our husband for a beautiful bloom in our marriage. Jesus said, "Other seed fell...

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Dig Deep to Stir Up a Shallow Marriage

We are continuing to see how the Parable of the Soils can be applied to marriage when Jesus addresses shallow soil. Matthew 13:5-6, 20-21 "Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun...

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Your Marriage Is Like The Parable of the Soils

The potential for a successful marriage is within the “seed” of every marriage relationship. It takes hard work and lots of devotion to have a heart soil that will not only support that seed but actually provide it the nutrients and ingredients that it needs to...

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When the “If Only’s…” Make You Cross-Eyed

Someone has said, “If you have one eye on yesterday and the other eye on tomorrow, you’ll look at today cross-eyed.” That’s what regrets do to us. It can paralyze us from thinking positively about God’s present working and even steal our enthusiasm for the future. We...

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