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Is My Hope Realistic?

By Leslie Vernick | December 23, 2020 |

Morning friends, For me, Christmas is the season for quiet.  For stillness. For reflection on the reality of “Emmanuel, God with us” Pray for me that I would know that God is in this place. So many places the Bible reminds us that the person didn’t realize that God was present when he was. How would your life be different…

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The Difference Between Judging And Discerning

By Leslie Vernick | May 20, 2020 |

Morning friends, I’m up at our little cabin in the White Tank Mountains of Arizona. It’s an entirely different world than Phoenix up here. It’s rustic, green and reminds me of a lot of Northern Michigan or Minnesota. My granddaughters are here for the next few weeks, so we are having fun planting flowers, reading Anne of Green Gables, and…

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Do I Stay Well Or Leave Well?

By Leslie Vernick | August 7, 2019 |

Morning Friends, It’s a 115 degrees in Phoenix today. Pizza oven hot. I’m grateful for the cool 70’s and regular rain up here in the mountains at our little cabin. It’s almost surreal how different both the climate and terrain is only 4 hours away. No sand. No Serrao cactus. Only beautiful green trees, pine trees, and flowers. If I…

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How Can I Implement Consequences When My Husband Is Abusive?

By Leslie Vernick | July 10, 2019 |

Morning friends, It’s been Nana camp again for this week in July. And it’s been fun. We’re going horseback riding tomorrow but the kids have been having a great time on our backyard zip line. What kid wouldn’t? It’s even fun for the adults, although I will spare you the adult version. Here’s the kids having a ball. Thanks for…

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My Kids Are Treating Me Disdainfully

By Leslie Vernick | November 28, 2018 |

Morning friends, I want you to know how thankful I am for all of you. Your community and caring for one another continues to bless me. I know at times there can be different opinions or different approaches on how to handle various situations, but that only illustrates the messiness of real life and the value of real relationships and…

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Was I Wrong In Speaking Up

By Leslie Vernick | October 24, 2018 |

Morning friends, I have a whirlwind schedule over the next few weeks speaking mostly on the East coast so I will be away from home for almost 3 weeks. Pray for my safety and stamina that I do each event with excellence.   Today’s Question: My husband and I began reading The Emotional Destructive Marriage. I initiated this after many…

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Is His Behavior Part Of His Recovery Or Part Of The Same Abuse?

By Leslie Vernick | February 22, 2017 |

Morning friends, Well, we had quite a challenging week at leslievernick.com. Our blog didn’t post correctly last Wednesday and therefore your responses weren’t showing up. Then we discovered other problems with people trying to access our CONQUER membership site. After two days of searching, we found that our hosting site had installed a plug-in that negatively affected my website. The…

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How Do I Stop Second Guessing Myself

By Leslie Vernick | January 18, 2017 |

Morning friends, I love the sweet interactions you have with one another on this blog. I see how so many of you have grown and are functioning in CORE strength, reaching out to other sisters to help them along the way. Thank you, Dawn, for your guest posts and encouraging us in believing that God not only redeems us and…

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Are Negative Consequences Unbiblical?

By Leslie Vernick | December 28, 2016 |

Morning friends, I am having a great week here in Arizona with my three loves. We are baking, taking walks, playing games, telling stories, talking and loving each other. They are so darn cute. When I was cooking a turkey breast for Christmas dinner, I opened the oven and my middle granddaughter, Leilani, said “What are you cooking Nana?” I…

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