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5 Tips for When You’re the New Girl

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5 Tips for When You're the New Girl

As we drove to church, Averee was only an arm’s length away in the backseat, yet it felt like she was miles away. Biting her nails, she stared out the window with wide eyes. I could tell she was nervous. When the church building was in sight, she suddenly planted her face in her hands. “I don’t think I can do this you guys,” she proclaimed through quiet sobs. John and I looked at each other…

When Life is Falling Apart

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What to do when your life is falling apart.

Today I’m absolutely elated to introduce you to my friend Micah. I met Micah not too long ago and I can’t tell you the blessing she’s been to me. She is launching her first book in September, and I’m currently in the process of reading it, and oh, friends, you’re going to want in on this! There are moments in life that are so devastating there are no words to utter. You see people surrounding…

What Can Prayer do in Marriage?

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3 Important Benefits of Prayer in Marriage

I’ll be honest, I have no clue how married couples survive without God in their lives. Marriage is hard enough with God, so without Him? Geesh. I can’t fathom. For most of my marriage, John and I have relied on God for truth, wisdom, and direction. He has gone before us and He has sustained us. And during the most traumatic time of our marriage, He was there, even when we did not feel Him….

Why Your Friend Needs You Now More than Ever.

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Giving your friend space: 6 Ways Your Friend Needs You Now More Than Ever

I felt the phone vibrate in my purse. It was one short vibrate which meant it was a text. “I’m praying for you today,” then a purple heart emoji. A sweet text from my friend. I felt so much gratitude in my heart for her text yet there was nothing really that I wanted to say back to her so I tapped the home button and put the phone back in my purse. I didn’t really…

Dear Friend, You are More than Enough

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More than enough- How God is the only one who can fill the hole in your heart.

Hi friends, I know you’ll love today’s post from one of my favorites. Lori is one of the most encouraging friends I know. Lean in, and be encouraged! Some memories are so vivid. Almost as if God locks them into our minds so that in His time, the memory will give us a reflection of His ongoing work. I had been an athlete all my life, but after a career-ending injury my senior year, I…

How to Show Grace to Others

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How to Show Grace to Others

Hi there friends! We’re sliding into the middle of July, and summer is almost over. We have two more weeks of “Summer Sizzle,” and then I’ll be back to posting regularly. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer but I’m grateful! I love today’s post from my friend Dawn, at Above the Waves, because it’s about one of my favorite subjects; grace. I think we can all use a lesson in grace every so often. Actually,…

5 Truths for Your Broken Heart

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5 Truths for Your Broken Heart

Everyone suffers from a broken heart at some point in their lives and taking the easy way out and denying it sometimes seems to be the best option in dealing with it. But the thing is, it’s not the easy way out. When we face the pain and heartbreak, healing begins. And the most amazing part of facing it is that we aren’t alone. Jesus is with us, even when we can’t feel His presence. Today’s…

How I Encourage My Husband | Guest Post

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How to Write Your Husband a TRUE love letter

I thank God every day for my husband because I earnestly prayed for a man just like him. Everything I do, I strive to give thanks to God for all that is within my marriage (during the good and the bad). As I think about him, I can’t help but think about writing love letters. A lengthy letter thanking him for how he has loved me, blessed me, and taken care of me would be…

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…

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