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WHEN OBEDIENCE IS AS EASY AS PIE

Ever have those days when you don’t feel like doing anything? Well today is one of those days for me. There are lots of to-do’s on my list but no motivation to-do any of them. I seriously consider a Netflix marathon in the comfort of my bed and then I try what millions of us…

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FAVORITE PHOTOS FROM MY TRIP TO AFRICA

Going to Africa last year was an amazing experience. But if you ask me, “How was your trip to Africa?” I’ll likely share very little. For a woman who’s never been short on words, even I’m surprised that I haven’t had more to say. Like a cherished love note, I’ve held my journey to Africa…

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WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT MARRIAGE FROM A MARATHON

I didn’t know how hard marriage would be. It’s not that no one told me. It’s just that I thought ours would be different. In the Beginning We married in 1987 as I was finishing my junior year at Samford University. I was a full-time student, commuting 1.5 hours one way, and working a part-time…

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Creating Space for Intimacy in Every Season of Marriage

A marriage cannot thrive without intimacy. Husbands and wives crave intimacy and if we attempt  to satisfy our God-given needs in unhealthy, unrealistic ways we end up hurting ourselves and those we care about most. As a happily married wife of 30 years and a mother of  5, I want to share what I’ve  learned…

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The Accidental Homemaker: Part 1

After 14 years  of marriage and three young children, I left the work I loved to be a stay-at-home-mom and full-time homemaker.  I’d earned 3 degrees and had years of experience in my field but I was unprepared for a life at home. A Woman Plans Her Way I was a committed Christ follower focused…

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HOW YOU CAN HAVE A MERRIER CHRISTMAS

Dreading Christmas already? The holidays can be overwhelming but you can have a Merrier Christmas if you’re willing to make a few, simple choices.  Expectations, family stress, grief, sickness, and financial issues are just a few of things that can derail your hopes for the holidays. I learned a few things in November—the hard way…

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