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What Attribute of God Is Most Important To You?

What Attribute of God Is Most Important To You?

What attribute of God is most important to you? As I promised in my last post, I'm listing in this post the qualities of God He revealed from 40 of the questions He asked in the Old Testament. And yes, there are more but Larry and I were limited in the number we could...

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To Have More Peace, Know God in Truth

To Have More Peace, Know God in Truth

If someone asked me, "What is the primary way to have more peace in this turbulent time?" I would answer, "Know who God is in truth." We all "know" God but often what we think we know or believe about Him is incorrect. When we know the truth about Him, we experience...

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God’s Question For Every Fear

God’s Question For Every Fear

In the midst of the world being affected by the threat of coronavirus, fear can rise up in any of us. Whether or not our fear turns into worry, paralysis, sleeplessness, selfishness, or other ungodly responses depends upon how we think God responds. I found the...

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Gideon Has An “Eye” Problem

Gideon Has An “Eye” Problem

We all know the story of Gideon but Larry and I are hoping this devotional article from our new book God's Intriguing Questions: 40 Old Testament Devotions Revealing God's Nature will give you new insights. Gideon has an "eye" problem but God counters with His own...

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Book Drawing: “Bumper Sticker Be-Attitudes” by Deb DeArmond

Book Drawing: “Bumper Sticker Be-Attitudes” by Deb DeArmond

For my February book feature and drawing, I'm excited to feature Deb DeArmond's new book, Bumper Sticker Be-Attitudes. Bumper Sticker Be-Attitudes is a devotional built on the belief there are spiritual principles everywhere we look—if we open our eyes to the truth....

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Remembering the Real Audrey

Remembering the Real Audrey

My mother-in-law, Audrey, entered heaven nine years ago today on January 23, 2010, at the age of 93. Larry's dad had died ten years earlier. For five years before she died, she suffered from Lewy Body Dementia (LBDA.org) which conquered her mind and took her into a...

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Beware of Bible Breaks

Beware of Bible Breaks

Beware of Bible breaks. You know what those are. Bible breaks are the headings describing the content of a grouping of Scripture verses. The problem is they can give the impression a new thought is starting. And sometimes it is but often it's not. Chapter divisions...

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God Cares about Your Cries for Help. Hannah Knows!

God Cares about Your Cries for Help. Hannah Knows!

God really does care about your cries for help. Hannah knows and so does Jesus. I know that also. Two very significant times in my life I desperately cried out to God more than others. In the beginning, it seemed God didn't care and didn't even hear me. Like Hannah, I...

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Increase Your Marital Joy

Increase Your Marital Joy

It really is possible to consciously increase your marital joy. When Larry and I were dating, I loved his take-charge attitude. I felt safe and relaxed. How wonderful it will be to have Larry as my husband and take care of me. Then we married. It seemed Larry suddenly...

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A New Year’s Goal for Successful Devotions

A New Year’s Goal for Successful Devotions

The New Year is commonly our time to make new devotional habits. Yet often we find it so hard to follow through and fulfill our wonderful goals. Why? Before I address why, take this little quiz. For each statement that you think is fairly applicable to you, even if...

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The Proverbs 31 Woman–Inspiration or Discouragement?

The Proverbs 31 Woman–Inspiration or Discouragement?

The Proverbs 31 Woman—Inspiration or Discouragement? The “Proverbs 31 Woman” as described in Proverbs 31:10-31 can sometimes feel overwhelming. After all. She does it all. And seemingly to levels of perfection. She cooks, she cleans, she brings home the bacon. She...

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People Pleasing at Christmastime–Not Good!

People Pleasing at Christmastime–Not Good!

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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Company Coming and the House Is A Mess?

Company Coming and the House Is A Mess?

Company coming and the house is a mess? Here are six ideas for solving a messy house problem. Lock doors of rooms that are messy. Of course, don't lock the bathroom door. Have duct tape and masking tape available. Use them to make any last minute repairs of anything....

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“I Wish I Knew How to Create Traditions in Our Family”

“I Wish I Knew How to Create Traditions in Our Family”

"Oh, I wish I knew how to create traditions in our family.” Have you ever thought that? You may not realize you have made more traditions than you recognize. Let me tell you why. I’m sure my parents never intended to create a Christmas tradition but they did. In our...

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Godly Answers for Stressful Friendships at the Holidays

Godly Answers for Stressful Friendships at the Holidays

Friendships are gifts from God That may sound very basic, but when we remember God orchestrated every human contact, we can be grateful even when it’s a challenging connection. During the stressful time of the holidays, friendships can create tension which steals our...

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Book Giveaway: “Beautiful Warrior” by Tina Yeager

Book Giveaway: “Beautiful Warrior” by Tina Yeager

You Are a "Beautiful Warrior" I'm so excited to offer the book, Beautiful Warrior, by Tina Yeager for this month's book drawing. Read below for how to enter the drawing. UPDATE: Sharon Dyer is the winner of the drawing! Here's a description of Tina's fabulous book: In...

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