“Honey… I’m Stranded at Work!”

Recently, I drove my husband's old 1997 Honda to work and everything was fine that morning. But when I was ready to leave the pharmacy at 6:00pm, the engine wouldn't start. Bummer! That is life sometimes, isn't it? An unexpected trial comes out of nowhere. How will I...

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How Can I Have Peace When the World Is SO Crazy!?!

How can I find real peace in this crazy, violent, messed-up world today? We have spoken often about the foundation for our peace being in Jesus and in our personal relationship with Him as our Savior and Lord. The Foundation of My Peace Is Jesus The foundation of my...

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Joy in the Midst of Pain

We live in a fallen world and we all face many kinds of trials in our lives. None of us are exempt. In fact, I am writing this post from the midst of a great trial for our family, after the sudden and extremely unexpected passing of my father-in-law. The Lord calls...

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How You Can Have Real Joy Today!

Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash Joy is something we all long to experience continually. But so few people possess it today. Even in the church. Dear sisters, this need not be! Each of us have access to more joy than we could possibly imagine in Jesus Christ!...

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A Tribute to My Amazing Father-in-Law

Greg and his dad on our wedding day May 28, 1994. He officiated our ceremony and wrote our vows. Last Saturday was like any other Saturday for our family. I went to work in the pharmacy for a few hours. Greg, our 11 year old daughter, and Dad Cassidy went to the two...

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Top 5 Pitfalls on This Journey

On this lifelong journey as I seek to become the woman God created me to be in Christ Jesus, there are some common snares. I have fallen into them myself, at times, and I have seen other women fall into them, too. “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and...

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Prayer Day

Prayer is a way to communicate and fellowship with God. Prayer is not a magic spell. It is about a two way relationship. This is an example of a prayer we can pray for ourselves and others that is loosely based on The Lord's Prayer/The Model Prayer in Matthew 6....

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Avoiding the “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing”

Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Ps. 100:3 When we think of what it means to be godly Christian women, sometimes we think that means we have to tolerate anything from other people. We...

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Healing from Suicidal Thoughts

Photo by Tess Nebula on Unsplash I am so thankful for this dear sister’s story and for the victory she has experienced in Christ! We have all felt the darkness of despair. May we all experience the Light and hope of Jesus like this woman did. (Shared with permission.)...

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A Devotional Giveaway by Our Daily Bread!

Share this video on any social media account and let me know in the comments where you shared in order to be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 of Our Daily Bread's new devotional books, "God Hears Her." This is a new devotional for women by women to help us grow...

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6 Reasons NOT to Criticize His Family

Note - Whenever I talk about dating/courting on my site, I am writing for women who love Jesus Christ wholeheartedly and want to live under His Lordship. And I am writing for those who date men (if they choose to date/court) who want to live wholeheartedly for Jesus,...

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Should We Hate Men?

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash A number of prominent women - college professors and women in the mainstream media - have been quite vocal lately about that they believe women should hate all men. They point to many examples of men who mistreated women, who...

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My $10 Bill Situation

Note - Thank you for all who have been praying for my Grandma and my family. Grandma passed away peacefully on June 8th with each of her sons there at her side, holding her hands. She is with Jesus now and will never face sadness, illness, suffering, pain, or death...

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My Family Is Experiencing a Trial This Week

Hey, my sweet readers! Just wanted to let you know that my 98 year old Grandma broke her leg Tuesday - had a very severe fracture. She had just gone out to eat with us at a Chinese buffet on Sunday for Mother's Day. She has been living with my parents for almost 29...

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A Teen Girl Overcomes the Snare of Lying

Photo by Anna Demianenko on Unsplash From a teenage girl (now a 9th grader) who is a believer in Christ - with her permission and her parents' permission. I so appreciate them allowing me to share her testimony. I'm very excited to see all that the Lord will continue...

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“I Just Lost My Job!”

Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash Today, let's tackle some tough subjects **: When a woman loses her job. When her boyfriend/fiancé loses his job. When one person is underemployed. When one person is forced into fewer hours against his/her will. This is something...

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8 Powerful Keys to Peace

Photo by Richard Payette on Unsplash   There is no doubt about it, being a woman is tough today. With so many crazy things happening in our own families, relationships, jobs, and schedules – not to mention the complete insanity going on in the world - a peaceful heart...

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“My Future Husband Wants Me to Move!”

Photo by Christopher Harris on Unsplash   I love to take real-life situations and seek to approach them biblically. God has given us a LOT of instruction, help, and wisdom to use in times of conflict in almost any situation. As we learn to look to Him and His Word for...

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The Gratitude Challenge!

Photo by John Jennings on Unsplash Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:18 Gratitude is a habit I must consciously cultivate. It doesn't automatically come naturally. I choose to stop focusing on problems and bad...

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Do You Measure Love – or Enjoy It?

Photo by patricia serna on Unsplash Reminder - I am writing for women who are seeking to live for Christ as Lord and who, if they are dating/courting, are only dating/courting men who are seeking to live for Christ as Lord. Of course, if you are not dating or...

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Spring Cleaning

Photo by Dulcineia Dias on Unsplash NOTE - The ebook version of The Peaceful Wife is FREE today only - 4/2/18 - at GooglePlay! Spring is one of my favorite seasons. A time when all that was dead - or appeared to be dead - begins to awaken. Temperatures grow warmer....

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Books Were My Mentors

In December of 2008, God used a book, "Love and Respect," (by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs) to open my eyes to a lot of problems in my attitude and behavior I had never noticed before in my relationship to my husband. I was mortified. I had no idea how blind I was and how...

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Curing My Compulsion to Control – Part 2

We are continuing a series that started earlier this winter: The Pain That Pushes Us to Try to Control The Cure for My Compulsion to Control - Part 1 Once I see that God is God and I am not and I begin to rebuild my thinking on His Word and truth alone, I am ready to...

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God Wants Me to Do Something HARD – but GOOD

I spent some time over the past month praying, asking God what was blocking me from growing more in my faith. It is a question I want to ask myself and the Lord every so often. He showed me that I have been too distracted. Mostly by comments and emails related to...

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