The History of GMG and a Video With the Leadership Team

This summer the GMG Leadership team wrote here on the blog on Wednesdays.  I was so glad you got to read their writing…but I’m even more excited for you to get to see their faces and hear their voices! In the video below, I open with the story of how GMG began and its history from the start, then each of the ladies share how long they’ve been with GMG, what they do here and what GMG means to them. Join us for our chat! {I know the video is a little long – so if you want to chime in […]

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When Christianity and Culture Collide {Genesis 19}

when Christianity and culture collide

  In our culture, the only wrong – is saying something is wrong.  Tolerance is held as the world’s moral standard. But so far in Genesis, we have seen that God was not tolerant with Adam and Eve’s sin. God was not tolerant of Cain’s murder of Abel. God was not tolerant of the wickedness during Noah’s day. God was not tolerant of the pride of those building the tower of Babel. And in this week’s reading, God was not tolerant of the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah. In God’s great mercy, He sent 2 angels to rescue Lot and […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club {Free Materials for Leaders}

WLW Book Club Free Materials for Leaders

If you would like to lead a Women Living Well Book Club in your church, neighborhood, as a home study group or on-line – you are welcome to use any and all of these materials (this includes the images with quotes, videos and free Companion Study Guide).  All that I ask is you reference as your source for these materials. Download the entire Companion Study Guide free by clicking >>here<<. The Women Living Well Book Club Every link below includes: a video images with quotes from the book discussion questions to go with the chapter reading. Part 1 – […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapters 19, 20 & Conclusion

never seek to be someone else you are amazing

  Hooray!  We have arrived to the FINAL post of the Book Club.  If you missed a week – no worries – this Wednesday I will post all the links to the archived posts from the book club, so you have easy access to it. So let’s finish strong friends! First up – the final video.  In this video I discuss two things – 1.) I have received emails telling me what is missing from my book – so in this video I answer one of these issues (there are more that maybe I’ll consider writing on later) and 2.) […]

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Balancing Family & Ministry Webcast + Everyday Confetti Giveaway!

Session 7b

This is it – our final webcast replay of the series!  Grab a big pile of laundry to fold and enjoy this 40 minute webcast featuring Karen Ehman as our keynote speaker and Darlene ( and Ruth ( on the couch as we discuss balancing family and ministry. (if you cannot see this video – click here) Karen is giving away TWO copies of her newly released book titled Everyday Confetti (co-authored with Glynnis Whitwer) Here’s what’s inside Everyday Confetti (isn’t the cover adorable!!!): When a busy woman looks at her calendar and sees a birthday, holiday, or special occasion, […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 15 {School Choices}

A reminder to our children

Let’s Discuss Chapter 15 If you want to start disunity in the body of Christ…just talk about school choices.  Ugh. I am aware of this, so I tread very carefully into today’s blog post 😉 As chapter 15 says, I’m a product of public schools.  My parents walked alongside me, discipling me and teaching me how to be a light in darkness for 12 years and when I graduated, I was on fire for Jesus. My parents lived out Deuteronomy 6:6-7: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to […]

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Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 14 {When Moms Lose Their Temper}

chapter 14 header

Let’s Discuss Chapter 14 Do you struggle with losing your temper –you are NOT alone!  Long ago I turned to the book of Proverbs in my Bible, grabbed a highlighter, and marked every.single.verse that referenced how I am to communicate with others (there’s a TON of verses between chapters 10 and 31 regarding our speech). Some of the verses I both marked and committed to memory are: “He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.”  Proverbs 13:3  “A quick tempered man does foolish things.”  Proverbs 14:17  “A gentle answer turns away […]

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“Your Parenting” Webcast & Extra Resources

session 4

 {image credit – Jen Thorn} I just love today’s webcast featuring Ruth Schwenk from and  Her keynote runs for the first 15 minutes.  Then Darlene from and Angela join me on the couch to talk about Motherhood. (if you cannot see the video – click here) Here are some extra resources from From Grouchy to Great – a 30 day series to help moms overcome grouchiness What Every Weary Mom Needs to Know Bi-Weekly Whole Food Meal Plans A Dozen Little Ways to Connect With Your Teen Casting a Vision in the Heart of a Child Lighting […]

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Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 13 {Motherhood Mess-Ups}

motherhood is not a sprint (3) (2)

Let’s Discuss Chapter 13 “Have you ever lain in bed awake at night and wondered, Why me?  I don’t understand these circumstances, God!  Have you ever felt like a failure, as if the rest of the world has it figured out, and you are the only one who just can’t seem to pull it together?  Your two-year -old won’t let you buckle her in the car, your three-year-old bites, your four-year-old hits, your ten-year-old struggles with reading, your teenager is defiant, or your grown child is making poor decisions –you sit there, helpless.” ~page 133 Oh friends – have you […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapters 11 & 12 {Motherhood & Technology}

the influence of a mother

Hooray!  We are at the half-way point. We have completed the first half of the book  Women Living Well – on Your Walk with God and Your Marriage.  Now we are up to the section titled: “Your Parenting.” Let’s Discuss Chapter 11 – A Mother’s Influence In Chapter 14, I write about the influence of a mother. Abraham Lincoln reportedly said, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” The Statue of Liberty was said to be modeled after the sculptor’s mother.  When Super Bowl football players look into the camera – they don’t say […]

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Valentine’s Video & Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl Giveaway!

Valentine's Day Special 5 Marriage Bloggers

I’m interrupting our regular schedule for the Book Club – for this Special Valentine’s Day Video and Giveaway! This video was done by 5 of the ‘Top Christian Marriage Bloggers’ including: Sheila from, Fawn from, Ruth from, and Jennifer from So sit back and relax and enjoy this 10 minute video: (if you cannot see the video – click here) We all pin to a Pinterest Board together at “Inspiring Christian Wives” if you’d like to follow us there! Next up – Singles (or mother’s and friends of singles) this giveaway is for you!!!! Paul Hendricks writes: […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 8 {Banishing Bitterness}

who we are at home is who we really are (1) (2)

Let’s Discuss Chapter 8 Today I want to share some thoughts with you from Elisabeth Elliot’s book titled “Let Me Be a Woman”. Elisabeth writes: Who is it you marry?  You marry a sinner. There’s nobody else to marry.  That ought to be obvious enough but when you love a man as you love yours it’s easy to forget.  You forget it for a while and then when something happens that ought to remind you, you find yourself wondering what’s the matter, how could this happen, where did things go wrong? They went wrong back in the Garden of Eden. […]

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