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I LOVE talking with you – AND hearing what’s on your mind! I also love giving fun and beautiful things away. This is one of the new features on my website that I hope you’ll love – each month, come to my blog and answer a poll or question I’ve posed that will ALSO give you the chance to win a really fun or great gift! We’ll announce the winner on the last day of each month. Only the first 100 to respond within the month will be eligible. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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5 Ways Busy Women Find Time to Pray
Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 Ways Busy Women Find Time to Pray

When you’re a busy wife, mom, business owner, employee, ministry leader or church volunteer, there are a few things you know you need. A good calendar, a good system to manage everything you have to remember, a couple of favorite restaurants on speed dial for last minute takeout when someone forgot to turn the slow cooker onContinue Reading

10 Simple Steps to Better Understand the Bible
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10 Simple Steps to Better Understand the Bible

As Christians, reading and understanding the Bible is key to growing in our understanding of God – and important if we want to deepen and grow our relationships with Him. But many of us aren’t exactly sure of how to do that. I get it. I’ve been there. It’s hard knowing where to start. It’s hard knowing what somethingContinue Reading

Understanding God’s Direction for Your Life
Monday, October 27, 2014

Understanding God’s Direction for Your Life

Some people are blessed with a gift I only wish I had: a sense of direction. I’m not talking about understanding God’s direction for your life (we’ll get to that in a few minutes) – but literally – knowing the direction you need to go, when you need to go there. Understanding where I am and arriving where I want to goContinue Reading

How to Add More Contentment to Your Marriage
Monday, October 13, 2014

How to Add More Contentment to Your Marriage

Do you remember how you felt on your wedding day? How excited you were? How many butterflies you had in your stomach? How you just could not stop smiling? Did everything go perfectly? Did it all feel perfect, even if it wasn’t? At our wedding, the ceremony itself went off without any problems. That is, as long asContinue Reading

Believing in God’s Good When You’re Walking Through the Bad
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Believing in God’s Good When You’re Walking Through the Bad

Just a few months after I’d turned my manuscript in to my editor for How Can I Possibly Forgive, I found myself in the middle of a tough situation. It was a hurtful situation where the circumstances went beyond just a simple mistake. I had nothing to do with the decisions or the outcome, but IContinue Reading

Do You Know How to Forgive the Small Stuff?
Friday, October 3, 2014

Do You Know How to Forgive the Small Stuff?

When you think about someone forgiving someone else… what comes to mind? Is it the Big Stuff? What seems to be the Unforgiveable? The woman who chooses to forgive the drunk driver who killed her son who was in the car he hit head on? The man who can still remember the beatings his father gave himContinue Reading

When You’re Mad at God
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

When You’re Mad at God

The following is an edited excerpt from my new book, How Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret. We sat in the quiet of the church sanctuary, two chairs pulled together, our knees almost touching, listening to the faint laughter and conversation in the hall behind us as women lined upContinue Reading

When You’re Pressed Out
Monday, September 29, 2014

When You’re Pressed Out

I recently spent six weeks with some special ladies at my church walking through a first-draft of what I hope will become a Bible study that goes along with my book, My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife. On the last Sunday of our study, I was so encouraged by one friend in particular who shared an amazingContinue Reading