Saturday Confession: Resurrected Fire

I don’t know what it is about men and fire but they seem to think their success depends on a roaring fire. I’m just grateful for enough flame to burn a marshmallow. But with a new firepit and nice weather, we’ve had a few fires. And frustrations. The last fire did not want to take off. It showed potential, sputtered, and returned to a bright ember. But then my husband…

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Saturday Confession: Like Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

There are a few things I do beyond the wife and mom thing. I love to encourage others, especially women. There are times I feel a nudge to invest time in someone by sharing my story and what I learned along the way. Sometimes I do this through Bible studies. Other times, it is custom designed and I communicate as God leads. That’s where some of my time has been…

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Character Confession: The Sparkly Gift

To say I had a low self-esteem as a young adult would be an understatement. I didn’t feel worthy of love for a few reasons, and would complain when I observed what I thought were high-maintenance girlfriends demanding flowers and chocolates from my friends, their boyfriends. I thought so little of myself I remember uttering that “if he wasn’t hitting me, that would be gift enough for Valentine’s Day.” When…

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My Million Dollar Snot Gift

I have the opportunity to participate in an event that walks ladies through the book of Esther in a tangible way. I’m familiar with her story and have read a lot about her, but little compares to walking in a church and having the sanctuary transformed into a palace. One week focused on her preparation treatments, and this week was about approaching the throne room to see the king. When…

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Book Review and Giveaway Opportunity: Joan Wolf’s A Reluctant Queen

To celebrate Joan Wolf’s debut Christian Fiction title, A Reluctant Queen, Joan and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have teamed up to give away A Reluctant Queen prize package worth over $150! One grand prize winner will receive: * A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen * A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf (for KINDLE) To enter, just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, the…

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Faithful Bloggers Prompt: Why I’ll Always Answer with Esther

Have you checked this out yet? Courtney at Faithful Blogging has great prompts going on and the prompt I’m using today is this: What is your favorite book of the Bible and why? My answer hasn’t changed since the first time someone asked me in the mid ’90’s. Esther. I’ve been mocked for choosing a book that doesn’t even mention God’s name. Somehow by answering this way I’m less holy…

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