He Would Like to Have Input, Too

Photo by Christelle BOURGEOIS on Unsplash   The wise woman builds her house,     but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. Prov. 14:1 Let’s imagine a fictional scenario together for a moment: Maybe my kids and I have had a lot of head congestion in recent months. Lots of runny noses. Difficulty […]

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Becoming Fearless

Photo by Guilherme Stecanella on Unsplash   Today, let’s talk about the beauty of a godly woman who doesn’t yield to fear (1 Pet. 3:4-6) This is something the Lord has been teaching me, personally, this year through quite a few trials. I am still learning, but He has brought me a long way! I just […]

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How Can I Have Peace When the World Has Gone Mad?

Photo Credit Osman Rana on Unsplash How can I find real peace in this crazy, violent, messed-up world today? Especially when the people I love most are living here in the midst of it and it is scary and dangerous? We have spoken often about the foundation for our peace being in Jesus and in […]

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How Can I Seriously Count Painful Times As Joy?

I was planning to write this post a few hours before my father-in-law suddenly died August 4th. It is the sequel to my post from last week about Is Real Joy Possible for Me?  I am honored to share these precious spiritual treasures with you – as it so happens – from the midst of […]

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Is Real Joy Possible for Me?

Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash   This is the post I wrote just an hour before Greg’s dad suddenly passed away last Saturday. The next one I plan to write is about counting trials as joy, which I had also planned to write before the trial we are currently facing began. I’m so excited […]

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“My Husband Thinks We Should Move!!!?!?”

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash I love to take real-life situations and seek to approach them biblically. God has given us a LOT of instruction, help, and wisdom to use in times of conflict in our marriages and in almost any situation. As we learn to look to Him and His Word for biblical […]

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13 Keys to Peace for Moms with Kids in Public School Today

I believe God can and will give each family the wisdom they need for each of their children at every stage about what kind of schooling works best for them. And I know that things can change for different children and families depending on many factors. So I am not going to advocate that all […]

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The Cure for My Compulsion to Control – Part 1

Photo by Ashton Mullins on Unsplash Last week I shared about how we can develop a compulsion to control other people, situations, and the Lord in this post. I thought I “had to try to control” other people and situations. I truly believed it was my responsibility and that everything would be a disaster if I […]

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The Pain That Pushes Us to Try to Control

Photo by Civalias Kune on Unsplash In my experience with women who feel they have to be in control of situations and other people, there is usually some level of trauma or hurt in her past. The level of trauma can vary. But usually something happened that caused her, as a young girl, to develop […]

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