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Cancer and Sanctification

Cancer and Sanctification

On October 1st, 2020, I will celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the day I received Christ and became a Christian. I'm writing this the day before, knowing that tomorrow, I'll be having Mohs surgery for skin cancer. Don't worry, at this point the basal cell carcinoma...

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Confessions: I Loved to Gossip

Confessions: I Loved to Gossip

Confessions: I Loved to Gossip My most painful memory of choosing gossip is when I wrote three sentences about a friend of mine in one of my early books. (Don't worry; it's out of print). I didn't use her name and I thought, "She'll know this is her and it will help...

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Free Yourself of Being Offended

Free Yourself of Being Offended

Free Yourself of Being Offended In the past I chose to be offended a lot. I didn't know what motivated me. Over time, I've discovered the reasons and grown in being less offended. And let me tell you, being less offended is freedom! Being offended occurs a lot in our...

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Don’t Tell Mom. She’ll Worry!

Don’t Tell Mom. She’ll Worry!

Did your family ever say, "Don't tell Mom. She'll worry!" Unfortunately, ours did. We thought it was a wise thing to do, but in reality, it was a subtle form of manipulation. Whenever I think of that sinful strategy, I think of the biblical Rebekah who kept secrets....

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The Myths of Never Good Enough

The Myths of Never Good Enough

The Myths of Never Good Enough Shawna remembers how uncomfortable she felt when she relaxed around her home growing up. When she was busy doing her homework, her mother would go out of her way to hug her and praise her for her hard work. But when she wanted to just...

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God Wants YOU! to Know Him!

God Wants YOU! to Know Him!

Are you convinced God wants you to know Him? Sometimes we're not so sure. But the more confident we are God wants to reveal Himself to us, the more we'll seek Him and know Him in truth. There is a fascinating verse in Psalm 103:7 that can help us: He made known his...

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In Honor of J.I. Packer

In Honor of J.I. Packer

In honor of J.I. Packer: my favorite story and quote from him. J.I. Packer had a profound impact upon my life through his books. In my writing and speaking, I use one of his quotes most often. His words describe my passion for knowing God. In my book, Pure-Hearted:...

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Donkeys Aren’t Stubborn, Just Protective, Like Us!

Donkeys Aren’t Stubborn, Just Protective, Like Us!

I’m so pleased to feature a guest post from J.D. Wininger whose posts on his blog are fascinating snippets of spiritual lessons based in experiences with the animals on his ranch. I love every post he writes and always learn and am inspired. When I read the following...

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Jesus Had No Need for the Approval of Others

Jesus Had No Need for the Approval of Others

I'm sad to say other people's opinions sometimes wreck havoc in my life. it's called being a People Pleaser. And I started the practice early in life. As Larry and I worked on our two books in the God's Intriguing Questions series, I was surprised how many of God's...

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Would You Like to Read Someone’s Mind?

Would You Like to Read Someone’s Mind?

I think at one time or another, we all would like to be able to read someone's mind. That was especially true for me when Larry and I married. Not only did I want to read his mind, I actually thought I could. After all, if I had said something the same as what Larry...

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You’re Off the Hook; God’s Got It!

You’re Off the Hook; God’s Got It!

You're off the hook; God's got it. Are you thinking right now, "Kathy, what do you mean by that?"? Here's what I mean. Sometimes we can feel responsible for the response of someone and it feels as serious as if we've failed to help someone find Christ as their Savior....

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Be More of a Biblical Self-Feeder

Be More of a Biblical Self-Feeder

Would you like to be more of a "biblical self-feeder"? You may be thinking, what is that? Although I've heard a few other people use that term, and their definition may be different than mine, I would define it as directly studying the Bible, the Word of God, rather...

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I Have a YouTube Channel! I’m excited!

I'm so excited! I now have a YouTube Channel. I've begun regularly filming videos in three broad categories: faith, mothering, and marriage. I'd love for you to stop by and subscribe or just check it out: LINK RIGHT HERE Here's one of the videos. I hope you'll enjoy...

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What About Jesus’s Questions?

What About Jesus’s Questions?

What About Jesus's Questions? Since our book, God's Intriguing Questions: 40 Old Testament Devotions Revealing God's Nature was published, I know what you've been thinking. "Hey, what about the questions Jesus asked?" Well, we heard you! Very soon, "Book 2" of God's...

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