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The Life of the Widow – Part 6: The Church’s Responsibility to Her

In its concern for the widow, the economy of Israel provided…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 5: Rebuilding Her Life

Understandably, the loss of a companion whom one has…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 4: Legal & Financial

Attendance to legal and financial matters in the family is…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 3: Physical and Mental Considerations

Wesley Teterud says, “A widow’s health is at a higher risk…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 2: The Grieving Process

Scholars, both sacred and secular, have given much attention…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 1: God’s Love for Her

I am a widower of more than six years now. The pain of…

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The Ministry of Comfort

Few things are more disconcerting than a telephone call…

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Dinner Party vs. Cleaning your House

You can’t host a dinner party and clean your house at the…

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Perfection Through Suffering

To make…perfect through suffering (Hebrews 2:10). God…

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Setting Boundaries – A Lesson from Lilly

Given a choice, I would prefer to be named Ronda Peace…

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Daughters of Divinity – Part 5: Adoption Repositions Us for an Inheritance

Part 1: Daughters of Divinity Day 5: Adoption Repositions Us…

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Daughters of Divinity – Part 4: Adoption Rewrites our Ending

Part 1: Daughters of Divinity Day 4: Adoption Rewrites Our…

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Daughters of Divinity – Part 3: Adoption Rewrites our Ending

Part 1: Daughters of Divinity Day 3: Adoption Rewrites Our…

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Daughters of Divinity – Part 2: Adoption Rescues Us from Abandonment

Part 1: Daughters of Divinity Day 2: Adoption Rescues Us…

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Daughters of Divinity – Part 1: Have you Reclaimed What Has Been Stolen?

Part 1: Daughters of Divinity Day 1: Have Your Reclaimed…

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Try Again

There’s a writer, who in his fifties, wrote a manuscript for…

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Straight Ahead

Have you noticed that there is always something between you…

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Made for More: Part 1

Do you feel there is more to your story than meets the eye?…

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When Your Feet No Longer Touch Bottom (Part 1)

I can still remember feeling panic when as a young boy…

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Not Without Honor

Margo hummed as she dusted in the living room. It had taken…

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Loneliness

Life can be crazy busy. Who has time to be lonely? After…

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I Was Not Prepared for Betrayal

It is more blessed to give than to receive. I find it easier…

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A Better Hug

My friend Judy’s hugs have changed. No longer the…

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Healing After Abortion

The topic of abortion stirs emotion and opinion in the…

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Graffiti Touched My Soul

Tears ran down my face as I set the phone back on its…

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Girls and Body Image

So, you think your daughter is overweight or heading in that…

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Green Looks Terrible on You

“Kelsi, did you see the top that Mikayla was wearing…

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Compliments

“How pretty your hair looks,” I commented to an…

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You Don’t Deserve to Be Hurt

“My boyfriend loves me,” stated Emma, “but…

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Stupid Blessed Tears

“Stupid, stupid tears,” I mutter ducking my head and swiping…

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Will You Be My Friend?

One of the greatest needs of women today is finding a true…

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Define “Can’t”

I was listening to a call-in radio show this past week. The…

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Friendship

In 1971, Pepper Rodgers was the head football coach at UCLA,…

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Seven Questions to Ask On A Tough Day

Ever have one of those tough days where you just wanted to…

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How Not To Waste Grace

There’s a person I’ve always been impatient with. He’s a…

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When Your Smartphone Fails You

Smartphone virtual assistants—like Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s…

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Duties of Drugery

Why is it that we women get most of the grubby jobs in the…

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The Girl factor

Extreme poverty has many dimensions. Topping the list is:…

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What’s Under Your Dirt?

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you…

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What’s in Your Trunk?

Sunday on the way to church, the back of our truck was…

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Do You Know Leah?

Today, I had the honor of being a guest blogger on Deep…

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What’s Under Your Couch?

I admit it, I like a clean house. Okay, maybe worse than…

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What’s a Girl to do When Life is Interrupted?

Lately, I have found myself becoming annoyed with delays and…

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The Practice of Awareness – A Day at the Spa

“The only job you have is to focus on your breathing,” said…

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Dare to Meet in Person – It’s Still in Vogue!

Researcher, Andrew Shatte has shown us that the resilience…

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Nice is Just Another Four Letter Word

I almost quit wearing the dress today, made an appointment…

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Recognition and Praise

In my last blog, I asked the question: Do you get enough…

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Inviting Conflict – Failure and Recovery

Pride blog I believe I work with the best team that ever…

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The Cure for my Disillusion

John Maxwell Quote: When God called me to ministry…

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Not Just Another Christmas Tea

Over the last few years, leaders in ministry (including…