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Living a Beautifully Dignified Life – Part 2 Sally Clarkson Conference

Monday I shared powerful quotes from Sally Clarkson’s Mom Heart Conference(her family is pictured above). Today I want to take you a bit deeper into some of the things I am wrestling out in my own life as a result of the conference. Living Beautifully: Some of you may remember Women Living Well’s Making Your Home a Haven Fall Challenge . I encouraged us all to light a candle and pray for peace everyday. I am still practicing this habit in my home daily and as I undressed my mantel from the holiday season, I realized that the word PEACE […]

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Women Living Well’s NEW Wednesday Link-Up! Come Join us!

Let Us Encourage One Another ~ Hebrews 10:25   In 2010, all link-ups were attached to challenges and were on Mondays.     But in 2011, it’s a fresh start and link-ups are moving to Wednesdays!   This first one is WITHOUT a challenge! (although I do have plans for a new challenge coming soon – right in time for Valentines Day! I’m hoping your husbands like it!)   Today, I want to invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that will encourage Women to Live Well. It can include posts encouraging women in their walk with God, marriage, parenting […]

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Equality in Marriage

  4 years ago at St. Josephs Beach in Michigan  This quote below is taken from Girl Talk Blogs.  I LOVE it so much I had to share it with you all! “I once had a lively discussion with a brother who insisted that in his relationship everything was equal, and that this was the hallmark of their marriage. To him equal meant same and therefore interchangeable. He proudly rejected the idea of male initiation and female response. And what is more, he thought he was serving the cause of women in this. I responded by saying that in my […]

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The Problem of Envy and Selfish Ambition

The day you were born-again you grew in wisdom. Your eyes were opened to god’s wisdom and your life forever changed. There are many who are wise in the world’s eyes but true wisdom comes only from God. “Wisdom, does not mean knowledge. It does not mean information. It means the application of knowledge with divine power to the reshaping of life, transforming attitudes, transforming behavior into righteousness. Wisdom then is not what I know, wisdom is how I live. And so how I live according to the wisdom of God is a barometer on my spiritual condition.” ~ John McArthur James […]

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The Danger of Bloggers

Faith plus nothing equals nothing. You can know more about a person by what they do rather than what they say. I would say this is one of the dangers of bloggers. The world mainly sees my words. But the integrity of my writing comes by how I LIVE out the words I write. Sally Clarkson once said “The first book anyone ever reads will be your family.” What she meant was – live the truth out in your home first – then write. I want to write from the faith that is lived out in my home and that […]

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Do Not Favor the Rich Over the Poor

In this video, I mention a book by Richard Stearns titled “The Hole in the Gospel“. This book powerfully explained the need for American Christians to understand the poverty of the world around us. I reviewed this book here . Here’s an excerpt from the book: “Richard was a godly husband and father to 5 children and was the President of Lenox China before giving up his Jaguar, large home, and large salary to become the President of World Vision. He went from living the country club lifestyle to sitting in grass huts in Uganda feeding children who are starving. […]

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What Are The Secret Desires of Your Heart?

 In this video, I talk about a time when my husband and I were clashing over how we were going to spend our weekends (my husband was traveling extensively for business on the weekdays). My husband wanted to spend them at home with just me and the children. I wanted to go out and have fun! I neglected to tell how the clash was resolved. I listened to Keith and tried to understand why he felt this way. Then he listened to me. We came to an agreement that before I scheduled anything I would run it by him. […]

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How To Make Bunny Cupcakes

Today I’m featuring Janelle from ComynKitchen.  She writes “I found a photo of these cute cupcakes on the Betty Crocker website a few years ago. As soon as I saw them, I couldn’t wait to make them for an Easter play date we had scheduled! The children at the play date went crazy when they saw them! Ever since, I have made them every year around Easter. I give each of my children a cupcake, individual ingredients, and I show them step by step how to turn their ordinary cupcake into a cute little bunny…they have so much fun! These particular […]

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Motherhood is a Huge Time Zapper!

I remember when my son lost his very first tooth. A funny thing happened, he swallowed the tooth – which made for a little pickle when I tried to figure out how we were going to do the whole “tooth fairy” thing! Daddy wrote a note to the tooth fairy explaining the situation and – good news – the tooth fairy did indeed show up!  But not without my husband and I first having a discussion about the going rate for a tooth these days. My husband suggested a pretty high price – I on the other hand tend to be […]

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My Mini Faith Crisis – Does God Hear My Prayers?

 Years ago, I had a faith crisis. I questioned if God was really hearing my prayers.  God spoke to me through his word and here’s what he said: Psalm 139:17,18 “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!How vast is the sum of them!If I would count them, they are more than the sand.I awake, and I am still with you.” As I emptied my suitcases from vacation, I found 100’s of grains of sand stuck in the corners of the suitcase and inside of shoes. Memories of reading Psalm 139 on the beach wrapped around me like a warm blanket – comforting […]

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Dear Husbands – A Letter To The Men

The title of my blog is Women Living Well. I write to women, but from time to time I receive an email that says, “my husband is so glad I read your blog – he reads over my shoulder.” lol! And so though my ministry is only to women – today I want to write directly to the husband who might be peaking over his wife’s shoulder. Dear Husbands, We wives have loved you since the day you slipped that ring on our finger. You were everything we dreamed of and more! We want to live a life filled with open […]

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How To Communicate Your Needs To Your Husband

I made a mistake! I made a video about a year ago where I talked about “how to change your husband”. In the video, I addressed the overly demanding and nagging wife and neglected to mention the dangers of being a wife who silently stuffs down her feelings. So I just deleted the old video and re-shot the video below in its place. Last Friday I attended an all day Marriage Seminar by Dr. David Clarke. (pictured with us is Clare from Peak313 Fitness) During the seminar, Dr. Clarke shared about a scenario that he sees in marriages that are […]

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