Archive for 2017

Fighting in Marriage: It’s Okay. | Link-up #6

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How Fighting in Marriage is Okay.

The devil HATES your marriage. If he can slip in even through a tiny crack, he will. His desire is to come in, make residence, and wreak havoc. And then the ultimate goal is to destroy you, destroy your family and destroy generations. Sounds depressing and somber, doesn’t it? Yep. Because it is. We can’t allow him to do this! We have to FIGHT in marriage, and I’m not talking about fighting each other. We…

When You Don’t Want to Submit in Marriage.

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Submitting in Marriage: When You Stink at it!

Welcome to week#3 of our summer sizzle series! I love this beautiful woman that wrote today’s article. Alison is wise beyond her years. I had the pleasure of meeting her several months ago because she used to live not far from me. Alison is young, but you’d never know it by talking to her. She truly is an inspiration and a gift to me. Whether you’ve been married for 1 year or 20 years, you’ll…

How to Live with an Authentic Faith | S & L Linkup #5

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What is Authentic Faith? How to Live with an Authentic Faith, Link Up, Faith and Inspiration

Living with an authentic faith in today’s world is different than it was 20 years ago. I was 25 then and Christianity was a predominant faith, at least it was in my eyes. Maybe I was just naive, but the fact remains that being a Christian today is a welcome contrast to what it was back then. Today, it is even more important for me to live authentically for Jesus Christ. To me, this doesn’t mean…

What Do We Do When Our Daughters Hurt?

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When our daughters hurt

This is week #2 of the Summer Sizzle Series. As I was reading this article by my dear friend Melanie, tears streamed down my face, because I’ve been there. And if you have girls, I know you can relate.  When my daughters hurt, it’s like a knife in my heart. If I could take all of their pain away I certainly would. Grab your kleenex friends, and get ready to learn some valuable truths that…

How Do You Measure Your Self-Worth? | Linkup #4

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How do you measure your self-worth? Inspiration and Faith

“Our outward appearance should never be our greatest contribution to society.” What wise words from today’s Salt and Light feature. Liz is refreshingly transparent in this article, and it’s a breath of fresh air. Why is outward appearance so important to women? It’s like this thing we carry around with us like it’s chained to our ankle and as much as we try to rid ourselves of it, it seems to just linger. The fact…

How do we know we’ve had a change of heart?

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How do you know you've had a change of heart over something? Summer Sizzle

Ah….it’s summer! Flip-flops, sunglasses and sunburns; they just make me giddy! {it doesn’t take much} Ya know what else makes me giddy? It’s the fact that in June and July I’m featuring 8 other amazing writers once a week for your reading pleasure. So put down your book friends, and pick up that phone, tablet or PC because the articles I’m sharing are the hottest on the web! That’s right, it’s the Summer Sizzle series!…

When Darkness Clouds Your Perspective | #FierceFriday

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When Darkness Clouds Your Perspective

I always enjoy the view, the works of art, from 30,000 feet.  As the airplane crawls away from the hangar my kids get anxious and antsy, the little adrenaline junkies love the thrill of acceleration, nosing into the sky.  But me, I love the smooth and steady pace of cruising above the clouds and the perspective I gain from there. Recently I was watching clouds out the airplane window and was once again captivated.  The…

7 Scriptures Every Teen Should Know | Linkup #3

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7 Important Scriptures Every Teen Should Know (Salt & Light Linkup #3)

“More than anything I want my kids to know who they are, who God is, and what He does. They need to know what God has already done and what He promises to do for them.” -Betsy DeCruz Let’s face it, being a parent is tough. It’s not for the weak that’s for sure, especially in today’s world. I know most of you will agree with this Momma’s heart when I say that I take…

How to Stop Self Defeating Thoughts

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How to Overcome Self Defeating Thoughts

I never thought I’d be a writer much less write a book. I knew how to write essay’s in high-school, and I’m fairly good at grammar, but although that’s real nice, it doesn’t make someone a good writer. There have been times on this journey of mine that I’ve almost given up. Sitting down at my silver laptop and writing words that I knew were there, have at times felt impossible. And that led to…

3 Ways to Stand Firm in the Faith (Linkup #2)

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If you don't stand firm in your faith, you'll fall for anything. Here are 3 ways to stand firm!

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” Ever heard that quote? While it’s a true and positive quote and is used quite frequently in secular media, I prefer to say it this way “If you don’t stand firm in the faith, you will fall for anything.” It’s true, isn’t it? Satan does his best work when we’re not standing firm, and if we’re not careful we will find ourselves succumbing to his schemes…

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