Comfort For Those Who Have Had a Miscarriage

Sad woman calling on the phone

  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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Nothing Is Too Hard for the Lord {Genesis 18}

Genesis 18 discussion question

Good Morning Girls! Can you imagine if God came to your front door?  What would you do? Today we are reading in Genesis 18 and that is exactly what happened to Abraham and Sarah. Genesis 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.  3 He said, “If I have […]

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The “Messy Beautiful Love” Book Club {Begins Here – November 3rd!}

Book Club Announcement

  I know we are all in the midst of the Making Your Home a Haven Series on Mondays and we aren’t really thinking about November’s Monday series quite yet BUT since it’s a book club, I want to be sure you have enough time to order your book before November 3rd! So here are the details: 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 Why: Because marriage is Messy right? But it’s Beautiful too. This book is an […]

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Making Your Home a Haven {Week 2 – Music}

Candles on  vintage tray with nuts and pumpkin on wooden background

Music. It has a strange effect on people.  Certain songs can flood our minds with good memories.  Others can touch a painful and tender place deep inside of us where we’ve been hurt and bring tears.  Others make us lift our hands in worship while other songs just make us all want to boogie! lol! Edith Shaefer says “There is a charm in making music together which not only stimulates interest and creativity, but which breaks through whining and fussing and clears the atmosphere.” Music changes the atmosphere of our homes. In our home, soft piano music plays 24/7.  Yes, […]

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November & December Reading Plans & This Week’s Plan {10.13.14}

Genesis Reading Plan Week 3

Good Morning Girls! I want to give you a sneak peek to what is ahead  {for all the planners out there. } First – here is this week’s reading plan: I am so enjoying this walk through Genesis with you!  Can you believe how relevant God’s word is to our lives, thousands of years after it was written?  That is because of the work of the Holy Spirit.  He is illuminating us to see and understand the nature and character of God as you read! I Corinthians 2:10-13 says: But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear […]

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Conflict and Separation {Genesis 13}

Genesis 13 discussion question

Good Morning Girls! Today we are up to Genesis 13 where Abraham and Lot’s herdsman have a conflict and they separate. Have you ever been in a conflict and had to separate?  I have – that’s why I hope you’ll watch today’s video. {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.} **Chime In** What are you learning so far in your reading in Genesis?   Have you ever had a conflict where you needed to […]

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Easy Chicken Teriyaki Wings

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Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is back with this Easy Chicken Teriyaki Wings recipe! Janelle writes: Ahhhh wings. For some reason, they are a “big deal” in this house. Watching “the game” and eating wings go hand in hand. I don’t know about you, but there are times I get very disappointed by the wings I purchase from a pizza shop. They’re not cheap and at times, they are a little on the puny side. Here’s a great recipe that will be sure to please the sport’s fans in your home – I know I get plenty of cheers […]

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Making A Name For Myself {Genesis 11}

Making a name for myself

Good Morning Girls! In a world of selfies, overnight Youtube sensations, reality television and television competitions that lead to millions of dollars and singing contracts – making a name for ourselves seems almost normal. Everybody’s doing it – right? I mean, let’s be honest, I’m a blogger.  I am not a wall flower.  My name and face are not hidden here. So what keeps me from not trying to use this platform to make a name for myself? We are in Genesis 11 – let’s look at verses 1-9. 1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same […]

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What Type of Environment Are You?

dryer arriving

Welcome to Week 1 of the Making Your Home a Haven 5th Annual, Fall Challenge! Edith Shaeffer says: “We are an environment, each one of us. We are an environment for the other people with whom we live, the people with whom we work, the people with whom we communicate…our conversations, attitudes, behavior, response or lack of response, hardness or compassion, our love or selfishness, joy or dullness, concern for others or self pity – all these things make a difference to the people who have to live in our environment.” Have you ever considered that YOU are an environment?  What type of environment are […]

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A Message for GMG Leaders & This Week’s Reading Plan {10.5.14}

Genesis Reading Plan week 2

GMG Leaders – thank you so much for taking the initiative and leading a group!  I appreciate you. We have a Facebook Page for leaders but it is now closed.  It will re-open at the end of the year – please look for that if you are a leader and didn’t get in this session. I posted this video for the leaders in our Facebook group this weekend and thought I would post it here for you as well.  It addresses some of the changes coming. (if you cannot see this video – click here) Here is this week’s reading […]

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Your Walk With God {Genesis 6}

Your walk with God {Genesis 6}

Good Morning Girls! We are up to Genesis 6 today! You will find all of today’s devotional content in the video below. We are looking at Noah, his walk with God and your walk with God. (if you cannot see the video – click here to view the video) Some of the verses referenced in the video: Genesis 6:9 Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. ***** Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. ***** Hebrews 11:1-7 Now faith […]

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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Ultimate twice baked potatoes

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has a great side dish to add to any meal! Janelle writes: There’s somethin special ’bout them taters…there suuuuure is! These ultimate twice baked potatoes are simple to make, are ohhh so tasty and are a definite crowd pleaser. Make sure to add this recipe to your next get together!  They may look a little “fancy”, but only you will know they are just “comfy”  *Gluten-Free Preheat oven to 400. Wash, dry, and poke potatoes with a fork on both sides. Roll in olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake in the oven […]

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