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A woman and her calling.

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A woman and her calling. Fight for your calling. YOU are called.

No matter what we’ve been through, or what we face, every woman has a calling. Not only does she having a calling, she has it within her to be FIERCE about that calling so that she can be the woman that she was designed to be. The woman this world needs her to be. Step out of that comfort zone, and into His boldness. Because with His courage, you can make wise choices to change your…

The Day I Walked Away From My Marriage

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The Day I Walked Away From My Marriage, infidelity, marriage, relationships

I have the amazing opportunity to be a part of an awesome community called Compel Training. It’s a part of Proverbs 31 ministries, and its purpose is to train writers in writing words that move people. Everything I am as a writer today has so much to do with this outstanding community. One of the benefits of being a part of Compel is the challenges that are offered. Recently, one of the challenges was to…

When You Need to be Renewed

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When You Need to be Renewed. Renewal, retreat, spiritual

I rested my balled up fist against my forehead as the Colorado sun peered through the window. The speed limit was only 40 mph but the car in front of me surely was only going 30 mph. Apparently, the driver wasn’t aware that I was already a couple minutes late. How rude. Not only was my head pounding from lack of sleep, my lips were hurting, chapped and had a red scaly ring around them….

The One Thing to do when You Find Yourself Frustrated

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all been frustrated with life at some time or another. I’ve often found myself extremely frustrated and a lot of the time I didn’t even know the reason. We do, do again and then do some more, yet still, there is no satisfaction. And just like Rosanna (today’s feature) says, “doing doesn’t bring us closer to God.” Instead, it leaves us tired, weary, and just plain worn-out. As a wife,…

Why it’s Important to Take Thoughts Captive in Marriage

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I’m the worst at thinking things that just aren’t true. As much as I know it isn’t right, it’s just something I’m not great at doing. I know I need to take my thoughts captive, and it’s something I have to continually work through. My husband is fairly easy to please. Actually, he’s super easy to please. He typically will eat anything I put in front of him and he never complains. I’m extremely blessed. We’ve been…

A Fierce Love | An interview with Shauna Shanks + Giveaway!

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You guys, I couldn’t wait to click “publish” on this post! I’m so very excited to interview Shauna Shanks. Shauna is such an inspiration to me. She’s a new author and a new friend, and she has really cool hair; so ya know, that’s a no brainer. I stumbled upon her blog several months ago as I was doing research for the book that I’m in the process of writing. When I found her blog…

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…

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