Weathering Storms

Storms usually come when we don’t expect them. In 2017, the United States experienced three major storms that brought massive rain, flooding, and devastation to Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Flooded streets left people stranded in their homes and many...
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The Cost of Freedom

Our freedom always comes at a cost. The freedom we enjoy as Americans cost our founding fathers and all those who defend our nation something. For many, it cost them their lives. Likewise, our spiritual freedom comes at a great...
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How to Cultivate Joy in your Marriage

Inspire   Let’s face it, our lives are busy. We are under constant pressure to do more and more daily. The demands of raising young children, coupled with family, work, and other responsibilities are enough to stifle joy out of...
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How to prevent little foxes from wreaking havoc in your marriage and relationships

  Inspire Son: There is a fox at the door. Me: Open the door and bring it in. Son: Mom! It is a fox, not a box! Me: What! Jumping out of bed, I dashed to the door. Sure enough, there...
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Deep Lasting Love

Inspire What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? I’d like to join in your celebration. Is it ok if I bring a friend along? I have a good friend who knows a lot about love. According to Wikipedia, my friend...
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Marriage Series: Introduction

  I plan to write more posts on marriage and relationships to share my experiences and lessons learned on the marriage highway during the last 32 years. I am passionate about encouraging women struggling in difficult marriages.  I will be...
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Fear

  Inspire We are all familiar with fear on some level. Sometimes it presents as a low-level angst that we are not able to shake off. We fear conflict, violence, natural disaster, disease, death, unemployment, and change. According to the...
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Thank you for rolling with me in 2017. Today marks the beginning of another New Year and an opportunity for a fresh start. My prayer for us in 2018 is that we will draw closer to Jesus...
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Abundance

  Inspire Back in October, while out walking, I saw in my mind a picture of a cluster of African oil palm fruits. As I processed this image, I realized that the image matched my word for 2017, “Abundance”. West...
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