A Case for Fasting

I don’t like fasting. I like to eat. Planning, preparing, sharing, and thinking about meals is a big part of my life. I receive a lot of pleasure from food, …

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Instruction from Titus 2

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young …

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Lesson from Marriage

Recently, I was asked to share something that I have learned from marriage. As I was thinking on this, I asked my husband how he would answer. He said, “That’s …

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Paths

“For the LORD…keepeth the paths of judgment…”Proverbs 2:6, 8 As I read this chapter from the book of Proverbs, I couldn’t help noticing how many different “paths” were mentioned:  paths …

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Be Still

It’s the phrase I doodle on my placemat at restaurants, it’s what I write over and again in my journal, and it dangles around my neck as a constant reminder. …

The Challenge to Change

We’ve all heard the taglines: “30 days to a better marriage!”, “Try this diet for two weeks and reset your body completely”, or “90 days to reorganize your life!” We …

This Little Light of Mine

Babies bring such joy into a home! In fact, they bring joy with them wherever they go. It’s as if they carry within themselves this beautiful light that just shines …

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Ask and Ye Shall Receive

“I go to books and to nature as a bee goes to the flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey.” John Burroughs Morning. Ten thousands …

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My Soul Waiteth upon God

In life, there are frequent times that we must learn to wait. We may often find ourselves waiting for something that we expect to happen, but then find the fulfillment …

Deer Bacon

They were sitting around the dinner table, talking about the plans for family vacation… “I want to purchase some of the cold food before we get to the house.” Dad …

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The Compassion of the Father

The story of the prodigal son is a familiar one. It is the story of a wayward young man, dissatisfied with what he has, taking what he can get from …

The Grand Invitation

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:16Come along with me as I …

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Be not Deceived, God Is not Mocked

“I want you to understand… that if you’re here today saying, ‘I’m going to run my life… I’m going to do it my way!’ you are taking something that does …

Breath, No Breath

Nine o’clock in the evening. My husband and I walk the wide corridor of the ICU. Just over an hour ago we were on our way home from dinner with …

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A Mother is Born

The preparation time before my son was born was a huge time of transition for me – almost as much as it was when I was preparing for marriage. I …

Ombra Mai Fu (Never Was A Shade)

“Tender and beautiful fronds of my beloved plane tree, let Fate smile upon you. May thunder, lightning, and storms never disturb your dear peace, nor may you by blowing winds be …

The Central Characteristic of the Virtuous Woman

Could there be such a woman who knows the depths of her worth, someone who is pure in body and spirit, full of spiritual, emotional, and even physical strength and one who is respected, honored, and praised by all?

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A Woman’s Influence

God made us as women in such a way that we wield almost a mysterious influence over the ones our lives touch. We see this first illustrated in the Garden …

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Homeschool Graduation

For the past 22 years I have been working on a project. This past week that project ended. I’ve learned a few very important lessons that I’d like to share with you. What project? Educating our four children at home.

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The Heritage of the Righteous

“Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever:for they are the rejoicing of my heart.”Psalm 119:111 “… this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,and their righteousness …