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Topic: Honoring dysfunctional parents when there is no reconciliation

By Leslie Vernick | March 12, 2012 |

Good morning dear friends, It’s been a great week. I just returned from speaking at a Morning Star Friends Church women’s retreat this weekend. Our topic was humility and we together we learned how freeing humility can truly be. So many of us are afraid to think about humility because we associate it with humiliation (which wounds our ego) or…

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Grieving in the Holiday Season

By Leslie Vernick | December 19, 2011 |

Merry Christmas Friends, Are you all ready for Christmas? Is the tree up and decorated, stockings hung, cookies baked, gifts bought, cards signed and sent, and presents all wrapped? I didn’t think so. But if there is such a person out there who has all this done, please share your magic secrets with the rest of us who are scrambling.…

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How To Stop Making Christmas Happen For Everyone

By Leslie Vernick | December 5, 2011 |

Good morning friends, This week I am in Florida at a beautiful condo on the Gulf of Mexico that some friends of mine graciously let me use to rest, read, think, pray and write. I probably will have a little fun too. But beauty is so restorative to my soul. As I’ve said before, it’s essential to our spiritual and…

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Topic: The Gift of Prayer

By Leslie Vernick | November 28, 2011 |

Happy Cyber Monday Friends, I hope you’re not getting too stressed out already. The saddest thing about this wonderful season is that most of us don’t really enjoy it. We’re so busy trying to make it perfect for everyone else, that we are stressed out and crabby. Please don’t do that to yourself. You know you do have a choice.…

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Topic: The Gift of Forgiveness

By Leslie Vernick | November 21, 2011 |

I am so thankful for you. I want to ask you to do something for me. Pray. I am beginning to write my new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage and I am tempted to be overwhelmed and scared (as I always am when God takes me way out of my comfort zone). It will take me most of 2012 to…

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Topic: The Gift of Kindness

By Leslie Vernick | November 14, 2011 |

Good morning friends, What a beautiful weekend we had here. As I left church yesterday, my heart sang praise as I watched all the trees stretching out their arms with their fire engine red leaves to the glory of their creator. I love beauty. Don’t you? My soul thrives on it. Ugly and shabby things drag me down. This weekend…

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Topic: The Gift of Truth

By Leslie Vernick | November 7, 2011 |

Good Monday Friends, Today is your last opportunity to sign up for a free 1 year subscription to WHOA, a new Christian women’s magazine that is filled with great stories of real women who listened to God, featured articles on living a godly life in a secular world, and lots of great tips from cooking delicious meals to what not…

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Topic: My Husband is Smoking – The Gift of Acceptance

By Leslie Vernick | October 31, 2011 |

Good morning friends, We have just survived our first October snowstorm. Much of the area has been without power, many beautiful trees are ruined. Their branches couldn’t carry the load of snow and ice because their leaves hadn’t dropped. It is so sad to see the wreckage. I’ve included two pictures, one from the snow storm on Saturday, one from…

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How to Respond When Someone Hurts You

By Leslie Vernick | October 10, 2011 |

Good Monday friends, I am in sunny California this week being Nana to Amaya and Leilani and cooking up a storm for my daughter and her husband to have meals to eat for the next few weeks. I’ve decided for this week to share a video on a question and answer session I did at a women’s retreat last year.…

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