Bearing With the Difficult People In Your Life

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  Is there a person in your life… an in-law, co-worker, or neighbor who is simply difficult for you to deal with? I’m over at Overcomer Outreach today talking about how to deal with the difficult people in your life. Biblically. It isn’t always easy, but with God it is always possible. Join me over there today! Walk with the King, Courtney

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5 Ways to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great

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Welcome back to the Messy Beautiful Love*Book Club! {To find the weekly schedule and FREE downloadable Study Guide – click here.} Today we move into chapters 7 & 8 and we have a guest writer – hooray!  Her name is Rosilind and she is the head of Good Morning Girls International! Rosilind is an American girl married to a Bosnian guy who lives in a small village just outside of Zagreb. They have two crazy boys who are as opposite as boys can be. When Rosilind isn’t writing, she is dreaming up recipes and searching for ways to organize her […]

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Love Keeps Going When the Going Gets Tough

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Welcome back to the Messy Beautiful Love*Book Club! {To find the weekly schedule and FREE downloadable Study Guide – click here.} Today we move into chapters 3 & 4 and we have a guest writer – hooray!  Her name is Bridget. Bridget has been married to her best friend for 14 years. Together they have 3 boys and 1 little girl. For the biggest part of her life Bridget has been concerned with what others thought of her marriage and how she was raising her children. It wasn’t until she realized that there is no such thing as a cookie […]

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When Your Child Is Struggling

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This is my friend Katina.  I met her many years ago through our mutual friend Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen.  We’ve done Bible study together , our girls do homeschool group together and she was the Director of the Women Living Well Conference.  She has a huge heart and now she is serving over at the newly launched website –  Overcomer Outreach! Today I want to share a part of her story with you…

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Making Your Home a Haven {Week 4 – A Cozy Warm Kitchen}

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This week is our final week in the Making Your Home a Haven Series.  I cannot believe how quickly it flew by!!! Here comes Thanksgiving and Christmas – oh my!!! But first – let’s finish off this month strong with… This week’s challenge: Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home. Cook things with pleasant aromas like homemade bread, pies, and cookies. Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – do it simply to show love to your family. Invite your kids and/or hubby to cook along side of you – make memories in the kitchen […]

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Comfort For Those Who Have Had a Miscarriage

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  I remember sitting in a conference room surrounded by a sea of women.  The speaker asked all the women who had suffered a miscarriage in the past, to please stand.  As women slowly scooted out their chairs and stood to their feet, the tears began to flow. My dear friend next to me stood and 2 more at my table of 8, stood as well.  Then we looked out over the room and nearly half the room was standing.  There was not a dry eye in that room.  It was on that day, my eyes were opened to how […]

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9 Ways to Study the Bible

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Today we have a guest post by one of the GMG Team Members!  This is Mandy. Mandy is passionate about two things: The Word of God and the Souls of Men (and Ladies!). She is married to her best friend, and gets the privilege to love on their three blessings (who lost their biological momma leaving her husband widowed). Her story of infertility, and now adoption (her husbands three- and a fourth on the way!) is also a passion that is seen in almost all she does. She loves that the Lord has let her life be an example of […]

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Do Not Be Discouraged When You Feel Judged

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I am still on my blogging break but I am in Dallas, Texas this morning at a Women in Ministry Summit with Kay Arthur (author of over 100 Bible Studies!) and Logos Bible Software. I had the opportunity to sit next to Kay Arthur and ask her many questions during breakfast yesterday. My mother has led her Precept Bible Studies for over 35 years. I am a product of Kay discipling my mother and my mother discipling me. So this was truly a joy to meet Kay, at the age of 80, in real life. I was also trained on […]

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Escaping the Rat Race

The term “rat race” began in the 1940’s with the invention of modern day conveniences.  More opportunities and choices were available to us than ever before and soon some felt like they were endlessly busy but often times with meaningless things. Those who first used this term would never be able to imagine the modern day conveniences we experience in 2014!  We have more time saving appliances and resources available to us than ever before and yet it seems that our stress levels only continue to rise. Is it God’s will for God’s people to be trapped in this rat race? Join me over […]

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I Lost My Voice…the Week of the Rachael Ray Show

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All of the contributors at TheBetterMom.com are taking turns telling their stories in the month of June. Today it is my turn – so I invite you to click on over to TheBetterMom.com where I’m sharing my testimony along with a lesson I learned when I lost my voice…the week of the Rachael Ray Show. Bah!  > Click here < Walk with the King, Courtney

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For Moms – Embrace This Season of Life

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  Mother’s Day is this weekend, so I want to celebrate Moms! Sometimes we can grow weary. The noise and chaos that children bring can make us frazzled. The toys spread through out the house and the dirty clothes pile – it all seems unending… BUT there IS an end.  One day the children will grow up, and they will leave.  This season of life does not last forever. In our home, the door of the little years has slammed shut in my face.  No more Barney. No more Matchbox cars.  No more Big Wheels or picture books. I seriously […]

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When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Go To Church

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Wow my friends, one week passes swiftly. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me to your home here on the web. Thank you Courtney for allowing me to be part of your amazing family. I love you! I remember a time when my daughter said “Mom, I don’t want to go.” I stood staring at my daughter’s small face glaring back at me with pinched determination, her arms crossed in a defiant stance.  In that moment I felt a panic creep up my neck, followed by a twinge of fear; but mostly a great disappointment overwhelmed […]

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