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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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I Struggled with Out-of-Control Anger

In 1977, I struggled with out-of-control anger to the point I was physically and verbally abusing my toddler daughter. I was a Christian, yet I believed God didn't love me and had given up on me. I hated my husband, Larry, and had no hope. No More Anger: Hope for an...

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The Resurrection Assures You of Your Salvation

We often focus on the beautiful gift of salvation through Christ’s death and forget the importance of his resurrection. Without the resurrection, Jesus death as evidence of his Messiahship is suspect. But the resurrection confirmed Jesus’ words: “It is finished.”...

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Free Books at the Bible Study Expo: Thursday, March 15th

Bible Study Expo Coming Thursday, March 15th! This is an exciting opportunity to look forward to--It's FREE! ON-line! You can be there while in your pajamas! There will be books given away every 20 minutes! From authors like: Pam Farrel, Hayley DiMarco, Katy Kaufman,...

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Bible Study Expo Coming Thursday, March 15th!

Bible Study Expo Coming Thursday, March 15th! This is an exciting opportunity to look forward to--It's FREE! There will be books given away every 20 minutes from authors like: Pam Farrel, Hayley DiMarco, Katy Kaufman, Rhonda Stoppe, Sharla Fritz, Saundra Dalton-Smith,...

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My Past Was Affecting My Present

Drum Roll...The winner of Cindi McMenamin's book 12 Ways to Experience More with Your Husband...is... Nate! Congratulations, Nate. I'll pass your information along to Cindi and she will be pleased to correspond with you. Now I want to share about something that...

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I’m Like the Samaritan Woman With Strategies

I'm just like the Samaritan Woman with honed defensive strategies. My primary defensive emotional and verbal response is anger and blaming another. Or pointing out that person's inadequacies. In all the times I'd studied the Samaritan Woman, I've never seen so clearly...

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