Thrive or Survive: The Choice is Yours

I want a marriage that not only survives — it thrives. I want my relationship with my husband Michael to radiate joy to our children and beyond the boundaries of our home. I want to experience love that stands the test of time, but I know in […]

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The Right Feet

“…she began to wet his feet with her tears.” —Luke 7:38 She crawled across the floor on her hands and knees, tears pouring. Oblivious to her desperation, her husband grabbed his car keys and hastily packed bags in a single motion. “Please…don’t leave […]

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I Want to Be a Failure

How often do you hear someone say that? Personally, I’ve never heard it. I’ve certainly never said it, either. I think every human being on earth wants to be successful. Even little kids don’t want to fail. One of my friends, a first grade […]

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Outward Behavior vs. Inward Transformation

It doesn’t matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation. (Galatians 6:15) I hate to admit it, but I used to spend a substantial amount of time trying to get my children […]

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What’s Love Got to Do with It?

As I think back now, I am disgusted by the hypocrisy that has drenched my past. During my teen years a normal day for me would consist of: laughing and smiling as the “straight-​​​​A-​​​​president of the student body,” singing my heart out as the […]

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The First “I Love You”

“We love because he first loved us.” —John 4:19 I remember the day my dad first told me that he loved me. He sat in the worn recliner, crying. His father was dying. At eighteen, I didn't know what to say so […]

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