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God’s Perspective for Healing Perfectionism

As you know I write a lot about perfectionism. I love finding God's healing perspectives in the Bible about it.  One of the many passages in the Bible that we might miss is Exodus 23:23, 27-30: When my angel goes before you and brings you to the Amorites and the...

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Every Book of the Bible in One Word–by Pastor Garrett Kell

Thanks to Garrett Kell, who gave me permission to share with you, here is a summary of every book of the Bible in one word. His thoughts really blessed me and helped me to view the Bible as a whole. I hope you also are blessed by this.  Every Book of the Bible in One...

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Bye Bye Sacrificial Goat; Hello Forgiveness

Bye bye sacrificial goat. Hello forgiveness. Does that sound strange? Are you wondering what in the world I'm referring to? Over the past few years I've been learning more about how the Old Testament refers so clearly to the coming Messiah, Jesus, and yet it's also...

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Hear Your Fig Leaves Ripping?

Just like Adam and Eve, we try to dress ourselves with the spiritual fig leaves of performance. But hear them ripping? I tried to prevent my fig leaves from ripping by keeping track of my good deeds and bad deeds on an imaginary scale of justice. After all, I...

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God’s Plan At a Snail’s Pace

Have you ever been frustrated when God's plan is at a snail's pace? I have.  I’ll never forget walking up to the podium and greeting the audience as my knees whacked together in my terror. My first ever presentation and I would be telling my story of how God delivered...

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Sadly, I’m A Good Grumbler

Sadly, I’m a good grumbler.  Of course my words don’t seem like grumbling, just telling the truth with a bit, or a lot, of discontentment woven through it. I feel cheated, mistreated, and misunderstood. I’m certainly worthy to be treated in a better manner!...

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Jesus’ Eyes of Love for You!

If Jesus had eyes of love for the rich young ruler, then He surely has eyes of love for me and you in our disobedience.  When I was a child, I envisioned Jesus and God not with eyes of love but with burning disapproval and judgment. I pictured Him standing up in...

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Book Giveaway: “Under a Desert Sky” by Lynne Hartke

I love to host book giveaways. This month I'm featuring a wonderful book called Under a Desert Sky: Redefining Hope, Beauty, and Faith in the Hardest Places by Lynne Hartke. It is a wonderful book about faith and trust in God in the hard times. And don't we all have...

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Let’s Start “People Pleasing Anonymous”!

Are you a People Pleaser? Let's start People Pleasing Anonymous!  Would you believe even Jesus' disciples could qualify to join? Just think of Peter standing to his feet at our meeting and saying, "Hi, I'm Peter and I'm a People Pleaser." Then John would stand up and...

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What’s Valuable to Your Child?

What's valuable to your child? Is it the same as yours?  When my daughter, Darcy, was in elementary school, I happened to be walking by her room and heard her crying behind her closed door. Not just crying, but sobbing. All sorts of horrible situations raced through...

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You Are A 1,000 Cow Woman

Are you offended I called you a 1,000 cow woman? Or maybe you're wondering if you're a Jersey or a Hereford cow? Actually, calling you a 1,000 cow woman is a wonderful idea. You'll know why after you read this story from A Marriage Made in Heaven by Glenn Greewood and...

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Book Giveaway: “Vindicating the Vixens”

Book Giveaway time again! I'm featuring a fascinating book about the women of the Bible: Vindicating the Vixens. Each chapter is written by a different scholar. Sandra Glahn is the general editor. Just check out some of the intriguing chapter titles: Eve: The Mother...

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How to Resist A Donut

Yesterday morning at 6 a.m., as I walked home from our neighborhood work-out room, I felt drained by the unusual humidity along with the 90-degree temperature. Tomorrow morning, I’ll have to drive the car. And then the most delicious thought entered my mind. After I...

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Book Giveaway: “Her Good Girl” by Elaine Stock

For my April book giveaway, I'm so pleased to feature Elaine Stock and her new book Her Good Girl. It's a fascinating novel about an illness I'd never heard about: Munchausen By Proxy (MBP). Here are some of Elaine's thoughts about her book. And to enter the drawing...

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Yes, Let’s Take the Mess With Us

I'm so excited to feature this guest post by Jenna Masters. I've shared her blog posts before because they always teach and touch me at a heart level. So enjoy and be encouraged. And visit Jenna at https://markedbylove.blog Bring Your Mess by Jenna Masters Got the...

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A Roman Father Couldn’t Disinherit an Adopted Son

In the Roman culture when Paul wrote his Epistle to the Ephesians, a Roman father could disinherit a son born into the family, but not an adopted child. That fact has everything to do with Paul assuring his readers they were secure in their salvation. Here's how....

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