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    Marriage Tip: Love and Respect Hold Hands

    Culture has given the biblical phrase “wives respect your husbands” a negative connotation. We have been told that if we don’t fight for the leadership position, then we are in the “lesser than” role. Depreciating one’s identity is not what God intended for wives AT ALL, so this kind of “respect” is not what I am talking about in this…

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    Ten Ways Prayer “Accomplishes Much”

    Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16 The verse above is a familiar one to many of us when referring to prayer. It encourages us to pray often and effectively, and because we are declared righteous in…

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    A Brief but Important Announcement!

    Hi Readers, I wanted to let you know that I am doing a short video series called “Two Minute Tips to Encourage a Lifelong Marriage”. Check it out by clicking on the Facebook emblem at the top of this page. I knew very little about what I was getting into when I said “I do” almost three decades ago. I…

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    Summer Wreath of Life

    My friend and decorator Madelaine Singleton and I have put together seasonal wreaths that bear spiritual significance. Feel free to take a look at these on my website: Holiday Wreath of Hope, Winter Wreath of Peace, and Spring Wreath of Grace. Now, we would like to present the Summer Wreath of Life. Each of its elements has a deeper meaning…

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    Glorify not Glitterfy

    I have to be honest, I try to avoid glitter-based greeting cards and gift bags. It never fails, the glitter ends up all over me! It sticks to my fingers, then I touch my cheek or chin, and sure enough, I’m sparkling in a quite bothersome way. Not to mention, I have the darndest time getting the glitter off my…

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    Vast Love, Come In. Flow Out.

    Over the weekend, I was walking a plush-green-golf course on a great-weather-day. Hole after hole, while my husband and his friend battled together on the course, my friend and I visited and took in the wonderful scenery. One of the holes was set beside a large pond that had a lovely fountain in the middle of it. The Lord gave…

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    Not Deciding, Is Deciding

    I have been in the midst of making some decisions lately and it reminded me of a post I wrote years ago. I needed this reminder today, maybe you do to: For several days in a row as I have driven back and forth on our country road, an indecisive squirrel has stood almost like a statue while facing my…

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    Spring Wreath of Grace

    Spring has sprung indeed! New life is everywhere we look, bursting with both beauty and good news. With that being said, Madelaine Singleton and I have our third seasonal wreath to share: the Spring Wreath of Grace. Each element bears a spiritual significance. Here are easy instructions to create a meaningful wreath for yourself: Start with  a grapevine wreath. In keeping…

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    Gift Books for the Season

      Here is a gentle reminder for the Easter and Wedding season. Looking for a gift that encourages a loved one in the Word and in their walk? The Heartbeat of God daily devotional and 25 Years, 25 Lessons in Marriage can be purchased from Amazon through my website; just press the MY BOOKS tab. Thank you and be blessed.    

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    Budding: A Stage of Beauty

    I have to say, Spring is my favorite season! However, when October rolls around, you might find me saying the same thing about fall. It’s a beautiful toss-up between the two. In the cold silence of the long winter, it seems as if nothing is happening underneath the ground, no life, no fruit; everything is bare and bleak. But now,…