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Dear Mom, This Is for When You Need to Guard Your Heart
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Dear Mom, This Is for When You Need to Guard Your Heart

Is today one of those days when you need help? A day that’s been a difficult mom day? A day you need help to stand up against the whispered lies of the enemy … and help to guard your heart so it doesn’t fall apart? If so, this is for you. For When You Need…

To the Girl Who Doesn’t Know She Is Worthy
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To the Girl Who Doesn’t Know She Is Worthy

It was 5th grade. I was tall for my age, especially in my small town and equally small school. Not slight nor dainty, but strong and athletic. Instead of skinny, I was fit. I appreciated my athletic abilities, but never felt comfortable in my own skin. I wanted a slimmer, bonier, and shorter version of…

When Our God-Given Identity is Under Attack
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When Our God-Given Identity is Under Attack

A God-given identity. It’s always been my personal struggle. And I know it is a struggle for many. Because the attacks against our identity begin even before we are born. The baby growing within the womb of a woman unprepared and unwanting of the pregnancy. Studies show that even in this stage of life, the…

When Life Is Hard and Marriage Hurts {Rising Above Unhappy Times}
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When Life Is Hard and Marriage Hurts {Rising Above Unhappy Times}

Honestly, the memories are still fresh. They’ve long passed and healed, yet they’ve left scars.  Not scars that remind me of pain, but scars forever reminding me of the power and hope of a God who saves.   Life was upside down. Our once chaotic, yet predictably peaceful existence as a family of four had…