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Pause, Pray, Prepare, Practice and Plan
Spring is a glorious season, it’s a time for gratitude and celebration. We get to reflect on hope, renewal, and the gift of our salvation in Christ Jesus. This week’s question provides an opportunity to appreciate the courage and strength it takes to prioritize our well-being and set boundaries in our relationships. By focusing on what is working and finding…Read More
Am I Wrong for Not Wanting Reconciliation?
Morning friend, I had a wonderful time in Istanbul and Greece on my cruise. It was two years of waiting, but worth it. I especially enjoyed seeing Ephesus and Mars Hill, where the apostle Paul was, and visiting the place he preached in Acts 16. It’s hard to get back on track, especially with the holidays coming up.I am doing…Read More
He Won’t Leave
Morning friend, Sometimes when we’re stuck in a repetitive pattern of unhealthiness or sin we’re tempted to berate ourselves over and over again. We don’t even see the tiny steps forward we may have gained, all we see is the big mistakes we’re still making. In today’s question, our guest is mad at herself and sad for falling into the…Read More
What’s Wrong With Sacrificially Helping Others?
Morning friend, I am cooking and hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. How about you? My adult children are also bringing food. My granddaughters will set the table. Everyone helps clean up. I don’t do it all. I don’t want to do it all. We’re about to enter into a season where sometimes we can get stressed out, tapped out, and…Read More
A Courageous Woman Refused To Submit
Morning friend, Prayers appreciated for my family. My step-mom is in the final days or weeks of her life and it’s been hard. Pray that she is taken home to heaven with a minimal of suffering and discomfort and comfort for my father who will deeply miss her. Instead of our normal question and answer format, today in light of…Read More
How Do I Stop The Blame Game?
Morning friend, Did you know that during the daytime, sunflowers all turn towards the sun, but at night they all turn towards one another? I love that picture from nature. We are hardwired to need nourishment from both God (the source, the sun for flowers) and also from community. When it’s dark, when it’s cold, when we don’t see or…Read More
Controlling Someone Or Having Good Boundaries. What’s The Difference?
Morning friend, I appreciate the interaction on this weeks’ blog. One question was regarding Jesus’ interaction with the Rich Young Ruler. There is a lot to be said about this interaction which I don’t have time to unpack here, but my point in using this illustration in the particular blog question was that Jesus didn’t offer this man unconditional relationship. …Read More
Identifying and Owning Your Problem
Morning friends, Lately, we’ve been talking around the topic of responsibility and ownership. The R- Step of my CORE strength teaching. Too often as wives and mothers, we have over functioned, taking ownership and responsibility to fix or solve someone else’s problem while ignoring our own. Today’s question is another example, that I’m sure many of you will relate to.…Read More
How To Find And Keep Good Friends
Morning friends, I usually respond to a lot of questions each week about marriage. But last week’s question was about a friendship with another woman and I don’t think we give this topic enough time or energy. Our girlfriend relationships are crucial, probably even more important than marriage because there is no one person, even a good spouse that can…Read More