Category Archives: 31 Days of Encouragement

All is Grace

Shaun Groves is still messing with my world. The melodies pour from my kitchen while I clean and cook, and the lyrics awaken me literally every morning since my return from Relevant. Heart-filled music, with lyrics sometimes raw, sometimes simple, always … Continue reading

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Stay Married. Get Happy. {Part Two}

Part One of this set can be found here: Stay Married. Get Happy. {Part One} So, if we’re married, we have to stay that way. Because God says so, because we promised to, and because we love our kids. Does … Continue reading

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Stay Married. Get Happy. {Part One}

This white screen looks extra large and blank this morning. Yesterday, I knew it was time to finally write this post that’s been running around my head for many months. I come to this topic with a certain measure of … Continue reading

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Be Satisfied!

I woke this morning with a song running through my head … yup, I’m pretty much wrecked. Just Enough~ Shaun Groves, From Third World Symphony Two things I beg of you Before I die don’t refuse Keep lies far from … Continue reading

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What Do We Do With the Dark?

   This article ran today at Heart of the Matter! I saw him across the park as I scanned the area, mama bear protecting cubs.   Many years I’ve watched for danger as my children blissfully play. Playgrounds at restaurants, … Continue reading

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Encouragement from an Angel

I just finished having a lovely conversation with Roma Downey. Yes, the beautiful, sweet angel from Touched By an Angel! It’s fun to talk to someone you watched on television for years. She was a lot of fun. She spoke … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 13 for Homeschool Moms

This is something I wrote several years ago. But I needed to read it this morning … need to live it today … and thought maybe some of you might need it, too.   1 Corinthians 13 for Homeschool Moms If I … Continue reading

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Off the Hamster Wheel

Once in awhile, I find myself feeling like a little hamster in a big wheel. Running, running, running … and going *nowhere.* Today, the Lord clearly spoke to me, in the midst of one of those long going-nowhere-runs …  “For this reason … Continue reading

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Praying You Take Time to Rest!

Sundays are for rest. “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which … Continue reading

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Encouragement for About-to-be-Moms of Many

It’s an interesting sisterhood, this band of moms. Walk into a grocery store, park or fast-food place with more than one child per arm and you’re bound to hear the questions, whether they’re stated or not. Sometimes, of course, people … Continue reading

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