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Ever Had Mustgoes?

Sure you have! It’s the food leftover in your refrigerator that “must go,” before it goes bad. Well, marriages have mustgoes too. They are the things we allow too long in the fridge of our marriage, and they can go … Continue reading

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Measuring Trust In Your Marriage

Trust is one of the most important aspects of a healthy marriage. With it the marriage can grow and change as prompted by the Lord without difficulty. The benefits will be enjoyed by both husband and wife. Without it the … Continue reading

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Pray In This Way

Have you ever been in a season of your marriage when you honestly don’t know how to pray? It usually happens when you realize what you want to happen may not be the best, but you don’t know an alternative … Continue reading

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On Normal

I’ve missed normal. It’s been months since we’ve experienced what used to be normal. I think I’m finally realizing our normal has changed for good, and I need to adjust my expectations. <sigh> But I don’t like it. Everything looks … Continue reading

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On Reading

It is the beginning of a new year and one where goals are made and hopefully kept throughout the year. One goal I look forward to each year is choosing my reading plan for the Bible. This year Tom and … Continue reading

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Trusting God

Hi. It’s been awhile since I’ve been here–sitting at my computer contemplating what the Lord would have me share with you. It’s hard to think about normal things when my normal has changed so much. So I think I’ll share … Continue reading

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Prayer Prompts

As we gather in a couple of days with family and friends it’s good to have an idea on how to make God the center of our Thanksgiving. The best way to do this is to involve everyone at the … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Slow Reentry After Prayer

Today we provide the fourth theme on entering the quiet place that Gary Thomas shares from his book, Seeking The Face Of God. 4. A Slow Re-Entry After Prayer – Since spiritual contemplation is largely a lost art in today’s … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Bridled Tongue

I have always loved to talk–ask my family, ask my husband. It is something I enjoy doing. It wasn’t until the past few years though, when the Lord began arresting my attention in this area of my life. My words … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Quiet In Your Marriage

This week we are delving into the deeps of cultivating the quiet in our minds, hearts and marriages. It may be something you’ve thought about often, or you may be venturing into unknown territory. Whatever the case, we believe this … Continue reading

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Do You Do This?

How often do you pray for your spouse? We’re not talking about as you’re driving down the road, but concerted, undistracted time alone with God letting Him know your requests for your spouse? Prayer is our most powerful weapon against … Continue reading

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Live Like There’s No Tomorrow

It’s Monday. Traditionally a day when those who go back to work or back to school let out a sigh, a moan or a prayer–depending on how much joy you derive from your lot in life. What if today–on this … Continue reading

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When Honesty Hurts

We all know that honesty is the best policy when it comes to business, social media, and acquaintances. But what about marriage? What if the words you need to say are going to hurt your spouse? Like confessing sins committed … Continue reading

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Joy In The Rhythm of Life

It is 11p. as I’m writing this post. We’ve had a busy day going our separate ways, doing the things we need to do. Tom had doctors appointments, phone calls about business opportunities, and an after dinner get together with … Continue reading

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When Your Feelings And Convictions Don’t Agree

We’ve all faced seasons where we don’t feel like doing what we know we should. Our convictions may be clear, but our desire to stick to them may fluctuate on any given day. Here are some scenarios to help you … Continue reading

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Re-Employment Update

As you know Tom no longer has a job. We went away to the mountains of North Carolina last week to be alone and mostly to listen. Tom prayed. I prayed. We prayed together and read God’s Word. It was … Continue reading

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Back To The Basics – Works

They run because it is the fastest way out of poverty in their country. The Kenyan Olympic team uses basic methods that produce olympic results. The residents of Iten is well-known as the “Home of Champions.” And there is good … Continue reading

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Part 2 – We’re Exhausted

This is Part 2 of our series titled, Diapers, Toddlers & Romance, Oh My, where we are talking about how to keep the home fires burning in the midst of raising a family. Yesterday we began by talking about the … Continue reading

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A Marriage With A View

Do you have a marriage with a view? We’re not talking about a view out your window. It doesn’t matter if you see mountain vistas or sunrises over the ocean. All these are grand, but they don’t compare to the … Continue reading

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Do You Notice?

Have you ever had one of those times when you are surrounded by people you love and you step back and take in the moment? It can happen at a birthday party, a funeral, or a graduation. They are pivotal … Continue reading

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