His Wisdom for Her World

Serving Friends Through Food

By on September 4, 2012 in House and Home, Ministry with 0 Comments

I will never forget the kindness of my friend Debbie Rambaum. She was a neighbor who lived across the street from us in Largo, Florida, when we were in those early child-rearing years. Debbie was not a believer at the time, but she brought a meal to us the day we brought our son Jared […]

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When You Feel Like God Let You Down

By on August 28, 2012 in Faith with 0 Comments

Have you ever felt as though God let you down? Have you ever blamed Him for a situation or circumstance that He allowed in your life? Have you ever been offended by God? We, the Offended, began our spiritual journeys much like every other believer.  We heard God’s Word as it addressed our souls with […]

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Does a Woman Belong in Seminary?

By on August 21, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

I remember my first day at seminary. Walking into that first class, I was excited. It was Biblical Hermeneutics. (I didn’t even know what “hermeneutics” meant.)  When I finally found the classroom I was one of the last to arrive. I quickly scanned the room to find that the room was full of men and […]

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FORGIVE?! I Don't Wanna!

By on August 16, 2012 in Personal Growth with 0 Comments

Have you ever had a day that life gave you lemons but there was no way you could make lemonade? It may be easy to say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But, if you have lived for any length of time, you know that there are days that life gives you lemons and […]

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The Treasure in Your Clay Jar

By on August 9, 2012 in Faith with 0 Comments

My sister Kristina and I are extremely close.  For the past seven months, we have been ooh-ing and aww-ing over baby clothes and nursery ideas in anticipation of the arrival of her and her husband’s first child.  So when I received a phone call saying she had been rushed to the hospital and in critical […]

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Dear Dottie, I Feel Unworthy in My Marriage

Dear Dottie, I have been married for a few months now. The Lord blessed me with a wonderful, godly man who desires to seek the Lord in all that he does. He treats me with gentleness and care, and often does little things to show how much he loves me. Things “should be” wonderful, but […]

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Cooking for the Culinary-Challenged

By on August 2, 2012 in Ministry, Relationships with 0 Comments

You don’t have to be a fabulous cook to practice hospitality! Quite frankly, most people you invite into your home aren’t going to care what you serve. They will just be thrilled with an invitation into someone else’s home. The opportunity to establish connections with others is one of the greatest needs of our society […]

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Mommy Boot Camp

By on July 31, 2012 in Personal Growth with 0 Comments

I have several friends whose husbands have gone through the military’s basic training, which is 9-13 weeks of being tested and challenged beyond what one could imagine. They are pushed to their physical, mental, and emotional limit. Just when they think they cannot give anymore nor do one more push-up, sit-up, or mile-run, their officer […]

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Passing the Baton: From One Generation to Another

By on July 26, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him . . . Then he (Elisha) arose and followed Elijah . . . (1 Kings 19:19b, 21b) It was four years ago at the summer Olympics in Beijing that both the U.S. men’ and women’s teams were expected to medal in the track and field 4×100 […]

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Aurora Heroes and Real Men

By on July 24, 2012 in Gender with 0 Comments

This morning’s headlines still have us stunned by the senseless evil of the shooting in Aurora, CO. But even in the wake of the tragedy, we hear about the everyday heroes. Like 21-year-old Stephanie Davies, who covered the neck wound of her friend Allie with one hand and called 911 with the other. Or like […]

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