Category Archives: Faith

My Week at Camp

Camp was amazing. I had the privilege of shepherding six second and third grade girls for the whole week as their counselor. I got to tell them again and again to change their shoes and find their toothbrushes. I got … Continue reading

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Does God Want Me to Be Happy, or Fruitful?

“What God wants for us is happiness, joy, and freedom!” It was a passing comment made by a guest worship leader, not the main point of my pastor’s sermon, but it started me thinking: is that really accurate? Does God always want me to be happy? … Continue reading

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My Experience with the Promising Beginnings Contest

I began working on the manuscript for A Wife of Valor: Your Strategic Importance in God’s Battle Plan back in December, 2012. The main premise of the book is that marriage is not just a nice human convention, but an … Continue reading

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Week 4–How Sarah Learned to Hope in God: I Peter 3:1-7 and Genesis 17,18 & 20

What Class Participants said they found most thought-provoking, challenging, or helpful:  “The nuances of this discussion have been very helpful in giving me what I have been seeking for some time…what does God REALLY want from wives?”  “I am only … Continue reading

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Week 3–Manipulation and Control vs. Asking for Help: Case studies of Biblical Women

What Class Participants said they found most thought-provoking, challenging, or helpful:  “The stories of Bible women showed how each woman’s choices affected her family, and future generations, as well as her marriage, some negatively and some positively.”  “A noble and … Continue reading

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Week 2–Unity in Diversity and Interdependence in Marriage

What Class Participants said they found most thought-provoking, challenging or helpful:  “I want to have the wisdom to teach my daughter how to have the right attitude about being a woman, and not the attitudes I had. Our true value … Continue reading

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A Heart Like Mary’s–Joy

“My soul exalts the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. For the … Continue reading

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A Heart Like Mary’s–Courage

Mary must have been a very courageous young woman. She had to know that embracing God’s plan for her life would involve terrible risks. She risked the loss of her reputation, the rejection of her friends and family. She very … Continue reading

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A Heart Like Mary’s–Faith

After the angel tells Mary that her relative Elizabeth is pregnant with John the Baptist, she goes immediately to the hill country of Judah to visit her. As soon as Mary’s greeting reaches her ears, Elizabeth’s baby leaps in her … Continue reading

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Jealousy

On the day before Thanksgiving, when we are all supposed to be reflecting back over the past year and counting our blessings, why am I writing a blog post about jealousy? Well, let’s see… Earlier this month, one writer friend … Continue reading

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