Marriage

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This scenario may seem a bit exaggerated, but that is exactly what Hannah endured.  Eli allowed his sons to run wild, without rebuke.   They were having sex with women when they brought sacrifices to the temple.  Eli did accuse Hanna of being drunk, but when she explained why she was praying, Eli blessed her.  […]

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Kayla went into the dressing room with four dresses to try on.  She thought to herself, “Why do I even bother?”  The realization of the weight gain had hit her square in the face that morning, as her husband spouted off another rude comment about how big she was getting.  He didn’t have to remind […]

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I lived most of my life to please others.  I was the person they needed and wanted me to be.  It did not matter who I really was inside; if I didn’t fit their mold, I changed myself to make them happy.  So many years buried under so many masks, it’s no wonder I lost […]

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Did you know that you could very well be the most prepared to serve in the church, or minister to others, when you feel completely ill equipped, unqualified, and incapable?  IT’S TRUE!  Why?  Because when we feel unable in our own strength to help others, we must rely completely on God’s love to pour in […]

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heart

I was charmed recently to observe a young teen couple who obviously liked one another, but who were terrified that the other might recognize their interest.  They verbally danced an intricate dance of advance and retreat.  I wished them well; I recognized the dance. Being a young teen is emotional chaos.  As you begin to […]

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The black skeletal trees stand in stark relief to the gray-white background of all else.  There is an edge of ice glittering on the northern rim of each limb; it seems slightly threatening in this dying day. A huge storm was promised with blizzard conditions, but only a dusting of white powder snow is scattered […]

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