Healing The Father Wound

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‘Every man carries a wound. And the wound is nearly always given by his father.” ~ John Eldredge “You’re not listening,” said my husband. He was right. I was completely distracted by the interaction I was witnessing at the restaurant where my husband and I were having lunch. At the table next to ours was […]

Have You Stopped And Smelled The Roses Today?

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“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. ~ Charles Stanley” I live a life that’s not normal. It wasn’t always like this, but most of my days now are quiet. In this day and age, […]

Allowing Others To Influence Your Destiny

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“The people who have significant input into your life shape who you’ll become and what you’ll do.” ~ Steven Furtick God has something He wants you to accomplish in this life, a destiny, that only you can fulfill. The enemy of your soul, Satan, has a destiny for you too, and it’s very simple; to derail […]

Why It’s Important To Be Patient

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“Some of your greatest blessings come with patience.”                                                        ~ Warren Wiersbe We had been in the waiting room of the car dealership for an hour and a half. […]

Giving Yourself Grace In The Seasons Of Transition

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“If we prepare ourselves for life’s inevitables, we will not be perplexed by life’s transitions.” ~ Jack Hyles I was completely blind sided. No one warned me that it would be this challenging. The strong wave of emotions I was experiencing surprised me. Desperate to be comforted I reached out to a few close friends. […]

What Does Delighting In The Lord Mean?

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“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.” ~ Psalm 37:4 A few days ago our eldest son married the woman he loves. Their wedding day felt like heaven had come to earth. It was beautiful. The entire ceremony was blessed by the Lord. I have witnessed God’s promise of […]

Growing Your Relationship With God Through Journaling

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“When you express your thoughts and feelings in a journal, you’ll be surprised by how much you discover about God in the process – and God will use your journal as a tool to transform you.”~Helen Cepero Do you journal? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Many don’t journal, because many don’t realize […]

The Emotionally Abused Wife And Her Unseen Bruises


“The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.” ~ Unknown Something about me that many don’t know is that, due to some health issues, I live with chronic pain, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. How would anyone know? I look perfectly normal on the outside. Like my physical pain, there […]

Make A Spiritual Nest And Enrich Your Relationship With God

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“Do you have a favorite place to pray? A place where you get better reception? A place where your mind is more focused? A place where you have more faith?” ~ Mark Batterson In order to have a more effective quiet time with God, it is important to have a specific place where you can […]

How To Let Go Of Your Adult Children

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“The same commitment that leads us to do so well when the children are small (dedication, love, concern, involvement), also causes us to hold on too tightly when they are growing up.” ~ James Dobson Being a mother has been one of the biggest joys of my life. Although I have enjoyed most aspects of […]