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Sneak Peek of Next Book on God’s Questions in the Bible

I'm so excited about giving you a sneak peek of my next book. The tentative title is 100 Questions God and Jesus Ask in the Bible; What They Reveal about God's Nature and Our Motives. There will be 100 devotionals, each one on one of the many questions God and Jesus...

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Book Drawing: “SuperGal vs. God” by Lori Hynson

I'm so excited to feature SuperGal vs. God by Lori Hynson as this month's book giveaway. Read below how you can enter the drawing to win a copy! Here's what SuperGal vs. God is about: SuperGal could handle anything life threw her way. Until she couldn’t. Lori appears...

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Let Love Cover Offenses–Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.--Proverbs 10:12 (ESV) What an important and powerful word picture Proverbs 10:12 gives about anger toward others. We can “stir up” wounds or “cover” them with love and understanding, thus no longer being held in...

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The Book of Proverbs Offers God’s Wisdom for Parenting

The biblical book of Proverbs offers wisdom for parenting. God cares about the challenges we face as parents. He knows the pain and confusion. He knows we will be imperfect in our responses and is working more in our children's lives than we realize. Only Jesus was a...

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Being Spiritual Salt Is More Powerful Than We Think

Put yourself in the scene for a moment. You are sitting in a crowd looking at Jesus who in the manner of a rabbi is seated most likely on a large rock. He’s not standing. He has just said (Matthew 5:11,12), his followers should be glad when they are persecuted because...

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I Don’t Like Not Knowing–I Feel Stupid

I don't like to not know. I don't like to not have an answer or an opinion. Not knowing or not being able to reply makes me feel tense. And dare I say it? I feel stupid. What's even sillier, is that I will give an opinion even though I'm not sure I'm right—so that I...

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In Memory of Jennifer Kennedy Dean

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. --I Corinthians 13:12 I was heartbroken hearing of the death of my friend, Jennifer Kennedy Dean. Jennifer joined Jesus in heaven on Wednesday evening, June 12th, 2019. She was a powerful example of God's love...

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My Podcast Interview about Friendship. Enjoy!

I had so much fun being interviewed by Cynthia Simmons at "Heart of the Matter Radio," I wanted to share it with you. We talked about friendship and my new women's Bible study "At the Heart of Friendship". I talked about the different friendships in the Bible. I trust...

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Satan’s Sneaky Secret for Turning Truths into Lies

Satan is a master of lies and secret strategies for destroying us. We must be alert to his tactics. Here's one. I'm interested in hearing whether you've noticed this one before. Look at the contrast between the following statements: My husband never takes out the...

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Teeth Sharpen Teeth — Sorta!

Teeth sharpen teeth...well, not exactly. But let me digress to explain. Several years ago while getting my teeth cleaned, Katie, the hygienist, poked at a wisdom tooth and I almost jumped out of the chair. "Argh!!!! That hurt!" Not only did I feel physical pain, I...

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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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