His Wisdom for Her World

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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Teaching Your Kids to Love the Word, Pt. 2

By on July 19, 2012 in Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. -Psalm 119:11 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. -Psalm 119:105 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that […]

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Go Ahead…Ask! (Eph. 3:20-21)

By on July 12, 2012 in Faith with 0 Comments

On my desk at work sits a stuffed, purple dragon with orange horns and wings. His name is Figment, as in a Figment of your Imagination. He is a Disney-created character that can only be found at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Figment is a favorite of mine and sits on my desk to remind […]

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Holiness in a Hook-Up Culture

By on July 10, 2012 in Culture with 0 Comments

A few months ago I heard an eye-opening presentation by Dr. Joe McIlhaney, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, who came to speak to our college students at Southwestern about what he has observed over his lengthy career caring for girls and women. His conclusion? Western culture has stopped protecting its girls. He argues that we […]

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