Encountering God by Name: Savior and Lord

I don’t know what I was thinking when I joined my students to go whitewater rafting. We chose the adventure package, even though none of us knew how to swim. About 20 minutes into the fun, I suddenly found myself...
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Spring Season in Marriage: New Beginnings

Thank you for hanging in there, as we went through the harsh winter season of marriage. Now the freeze is thawed, and all the hard work of that season is behind us. Spring is finally here. What does spring mean...
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Winter Season in Marriage: Healing Conversations

  This fourth post in the series on surviving a harsh cold winter in marriage (post 1, post 2, post 3) focuses on healing conversations. How does a marriage arrive in a winter season and how does it heal? A...
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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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The Secret Mirror

  Do you carry a pocket mirror in your purse? As a woman, having a mirror is essential. We use it to apply makeup and make sure we are presentable. At my son’s wedding, my daughters insisted that we have...
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A Special Meeting Place

  Do you have a favorite place to unwind? A place just to be at peace? Everyone has some place where they like to relax.  One of my favorite places to unwind is the beach. Walking on the beach, feeling...
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Living on Purpose: Living Carelessly is Costly

The beginning of a New Year is a good time to reflect on our lives and determine what we might want to do differently. As a result many of us make new year resolutions.  I read a story about the...
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