When You Feel Forgotten {Genesis 40}

When you feel forgotten

Have you felt forgotten? Maybe you feel unappreciated or unnoticed by your husband or a child. Maybe you have a father or mother who has walked out on you. Or perhaps a friend has quit calling or caring. Maybe you have missed church a lot lately and no one has called to see if you are okay. Or maybe you have helped someone…more than once… and now you need them, and they are no where to be found. And maybe, just maybe, you wonder sometimes if God has forgotten about you too. It hurts.  I know. Today, the Good Morning […]

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Love Keeps Going When the Going Gets Tough

Love Keeps Going

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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4 Qualities We Need to Be Used By God {Genesis 1-38 Review}

hands of a potter

Last Friday, I missed making a video, so this week – we’ll have a Wednesday video – and Friday devotional. Have you ever felt like you aren’t enough? You aren’t good enough, smart enough or talented enough to be used by God? Then this video is for you! Today’s video lists four qualities from scripture, we need to possess — to be used by God: {Are you reading this in an email – click on over to the blog now to see this video} As we read through Genesis we see –God uses broken and messy lives for his glory. […]

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Loving Our Husbands Through the Hard Times


Welcome to the Messy Beautiful Love*Book Club! Today we dive into chapters 1 & 2.  I’m going to share some of my thoughts from the reading, then a short video with the author and then discussion questions. I hope you will join the conversation by leaving a comment. {To find the weekly schedule and FREE downloadable Study Guide – click here.  This Thursday, we have a special guest who is going to share her thoughts on Chapters 3 & 4.} Chapter 1 Chapter one is a powerful chapter.  Darlene courageously tells her story of infidelity and her husband’s response.  Michael […]

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November Bible Reading Plan {11.2.14}

November Bible Reading Plan

  November has arrived!! I love the month of November!  The cool crisp Ohio air and crackling leaves beneath my feet put a spring in my step. I also love our reading plan for this month.  Genesis has taught me SO much. This month we finish Genesis and move into Psalms. Some of you asked why we are not starting at Psalm 1 (good question!). The reason is because we read Psalm 1 & 2 in September (see my post here).  So we will begin at Psalm 3 on November 24th and then continue on in December in the book […]

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Making Disciples of All Nations

Go and make disciples of all nations

I do not have a Genesis post for you all today.  I’m so sorry! You might notice that my site has been updated with a fresh and clean look.  As a result, I did not get my video I had planned -made – so I’ll save that message for another day. Instead, I wanted to share with you about how God is working in Germany through Good Morning Girls AND invite you to join the GMG International Team…(that’s coming at the end of this post). First – let me introduce you to Katja. Katja and I met on-line in 2010 […]

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When Your Child Is Struggling


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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More Love: Less Comparing {Genesis 29-31}

More Love Less Comparing

Have you experienced a mean girl in your life? Mean girls watch and compare.  They are discontent, jealous of anything good that comes your way, insecure and keep score.  Mean girls happen outside the church, inside the church, and even in the family. What we need in this world is more love and less comparing.  Competition can sneak up on us when we least expect it. Maybe someone else’s Facebook status leads us to envious feelings or someone’s new decorating makes us insecure about our home.  Maybe it’s the success of a sister or the failure of our own dreams […]

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The Messy Beautiful Love Book Club Begins Next Week!

Book Club Announcement

  The Messy Beautiful Love Book Club begins next week!!!!!! In case you missed the details – here they are again: When: Every Monday and Thursday in November we will be reading and discussing the book Messy Beautiful Love* by Darlene Schacht, the Time Warp Wife. Where: Here at WomenLivingWell.org Why: Because marriage is Messy right? But it’s Beautiful too. This book is an inspirational testimony of Darlene’s messy marriage made beautiful and laced through out are Biblical and practical applications for building a Christ-centered marriage.

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

Candles on  vintage tray with nuts and pumpkin on wooden background

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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This Week’s GMG Reading Plan {10.26.14}

Genesis Reading Plan Week 5

Here is this week’s reading plan:   For those who like to plan ahead…here’s next month’s printable book mark. Please note that starting next week – there’s no weekend reading.   The reading plan will only cover Monday through Friday. Use your weekends to catch up if you are behind or to reflect and go deeper with the reading from that week.   This is a free printable – click here to print it.   Did you miss Friday’s video?  Here it is again for those who missed it. See you back here this Wednesday and Friday to discuss this […]

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When You Are Tired of Waiting On God {Genesis 27}

sad girl on the windowsill looking out the window

  Have you ever been at the end of your rope and just simply tired of waiting on God? You pray and pray and you can’t possibly see how God can come through… If you are in this place today, this video is for you: {if you are subscribed to Women Living Well and are receiving this in an email – don’t miss out on the content of this video – please click through here to view it.} Isaiah 40:31 says: “But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; […]

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