One Way to Deeply Impact Your Marriage

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If there was just ONE thing you could do that would deeply impact your marriage, would you do it? It's something women are wired to do easily. When my daughter was four years old, she had a friend whose kitten died. When she found out about it from the little girl’s mom, she told me, “I have Continue Reading

4 Thoughts to Take Captive

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Sara stirred awake, hearing the baby's whimpering through the monitor. Eyes barely open, she glanced at the clock. The red digital display said 3:23. Whimpering turned to fussing, then crying, and Sara knew the three week old's tummy was waking him. She sighed.  She pushed back the covers, Continue Reading

Four Things To Remember to Change Your Life…

Peace about my husband's heart condition surrounded me like a warm blanket for days before, during, and after our retreat this weekend. But this morning, I felt the familiar flame of fear's sharp tongue licking around the edges of my spirit. Instead of starting my day with Him, life Continue Reading

Dare 23 of The Respect Dare… and GIFTS

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Is "receiving gifts" your husband's love language? God knew I didn't have time to think this week because of the first ever Daughters of Sarah Boot Camp - please pray for us all as we do this NEW next thing! :) Our pilot groups are starting this summer - we're so very excited!! :) Anyway, Continue Reading

When Your Husband Is …

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When your husband is what? I don't even know what to call it. In danger? At risk of dying? 6:30am. He's leaving for work. I watched him lift his uber-heavy computer backpack and cringed. How much does that weigh? Is it more than he's allowed to lift? Will that be the thing that Continue Reading

Got Sorrows?

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Throat tight, fiercely pounding heart throbs in my ears. Eyes wet. And that smell. Why do hospitals always have that smell? We walked silently to the elevator together after meeting with the doctor. I wasn't sure I'd make it. My legs felt funny. Weak. Wobbly. I literally didn't Continue Reading

Dare Nineteen… The Respect Dare

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Just an inside tidbit of debated truth in our house - it wasn't 17 frying pans. It was 27. And yes, gluttony rears its ugly head in multiple ways, at church picnics, and in keeping and acquiring. So now we have 8 pans we fry in. And while I'd love to be inspirational today, love to spur Continue Reading

Inside One Man’s Head… from Kyle Hargrove

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Alex and Blake had spent most of the day deer hunting, deep in the woods, and after a long, unfruitful hunt, were conversing in the semi-darkness around the campfire. Alex asked, "Blake, do you ever wonder why women take everything we say so personally?" Blake replied, "Yep, I do." Alex Continue Reading