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Welcoming Prayer

By Leslie Vernick | January 16, 2011 |

Blessed Sunday dear friends: Present to the Presence And so, we have come to know and rely on the love that God has for us. 1 John 4:16 Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your heart.” 1 John 5:21 I’ve been sharing with you my adventure to be more and more attentive to the…

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Topic: Is is it OK for an parent of an adult to step into their problem?

By Leslie Vernick | January 11, 2011 |

Happy Tuesday sweet friends, Monday got away from me. It’s actually late Monday night when I’m starting to write this blog. I want to tell you, I love, love LOVE living in the reality of the Lord’s Presence. It has made all the difference in my mood as well as how I handle the day’s interruptions. I’ll tell you about…

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Another picture: Topic: My husband doesn’t get that his actions are hurting our relationship. What do I do?

By Leslie Vernick | January 3, 2011 |

Hi Sweet Friends, Happy New Year. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I did but as always, I ate too much and now find myself 4 pounds heavier then I was at Thanksgiving and I’m not happy! I’m back to no bread or pasta so I can get those pounds off before it becomes worse. I couldn’t resist posting…

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See my Family Photos: Today’s Topic Overfunctioning women and underfunctioning families

By Leslie Vernick | December 27, 2010 |

Good Afternoon Friends, I hope it is a good day for you this post Christmas Monday. Sometimes it can feel a little blah after all the stress of getting ready for the big day. Take the time to simply enjoy a slower pace for a change. One of my Christmas gifts was some knitting needles (I asked for them). I’ve…

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When was the last time you heard some really good news?

By Leslie Vernick | December 20, 2010 |

Good afternon dear ones, When was the last time you got some really good news? I mean news that made your heart sing. Maybe it was some recent report from your doctor who told you, “Your tumor is benign or the cancer is gone.” Perhaps the good news came from your boss. He said, “Our company has done well this…

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How do I deal with my husband’s alcohol abuse?

By Leslie Vernick | December 13, 2010 |

Good morning friends! Well can you believe that in two short weeks Christmas 2010 will be history? It sort of snuck up on us this year didn’t it? At least that’s how it feels in my house. I’ve gotten the tree decorated but that’s about it. My granddaughter, Maya, is coming for a visit so I’m a little cautious about…

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My husband left me because I was abusive. How can I get him to come home?

By Leslie Vernick | December 6, 2010 |

Good Morning to my Wonderful Blog Friends, I’m getting ready to fly to Lynchburg, Virginia later on today to do a Tuesday evening webinar on Love Addiction, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and Co-Dependency with Greg Jansen Ph.D, for the American Association of Christian Counselors. If you’re interested in attending, you can go to at look for the webinar sign…

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How can my husband prove he’s changed? Our daughter hates him. I feel caught in the middle.

By Leslie Vernick | November 29, 2010 |

Good Monday Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, thanking those you know and love for being “them”. I don’t think we do that enough. We’re quick to criticize, slow to encourage and affirm. We may think good thoughts, but often forget to actually say them. Today’s challenge: Bless someone with the gift of your encouraging words. You…

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My boyfriend flirts with other women and it makes me insecure. Should I give him another chance?

By Leslie Vernick | November 22, 2010 |

Good morning beautiful friends. Last week I never got to post a question or response. Instead, I got stuck at O’Hare airport in Chicago on Sunday. My plane had mechanical problems and thus the long layover in Chicago while I waited for my connecting flight home to Allentown. I’m thankful I got home that evening, even though it was very…

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