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Archives for January 2014

*If Only My Silence Had Spoken: The View From Inside an Abortion Clinic

  I never realized people actually had abortions before this.  To say I was naive is an understatement.I was 16, maybe 17.  Old enough to drive, but I was only a passenger this time. A silent passenger. When a friend told me she was pregnant and she was going to see what it “took” to have […]

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Virginia George Relauch Party and Giveaway

Have gotten to know Virginia George through various networking places for bloggers and she’s such a gem.  If you don’t know Virginia this is definitely the time check her out. Virginia George, formerly of GeorgeTownMN.com has moved her blog and is throwing a party! She is still writing about faith, food, family, and life after […]

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*Spiritual Disciplines for a Thriving Life: Fellowship

So far in our series on the 4 Spiritual Disciplines for a Thriving Life, we’ve talked about spending time in the Word and time in prayer.  Today we’re going to explore the third discipline: fellowship. If you’ve gone to church, chances are you’ve heard the term fellowship.  Maybe you’ve even heard the term outside the church […]

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Young Girls Should Go To College, God Doesn’t Speak and A True Story

The very core of why I pour my heart into the posts on this site is my desire to encourage you to be who God has called you to be.  I want each of you to realize who God is and what His plans are for your life.  We serve one God; He’s the same […]

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You Can Make It (A Collection of Awesome DIY Home Essentials)

Whether you really want to be a DIY’er and are just getting started or you’re just out of something and need a quick fix, these awesome, simple homemade essentials are great. Why Homemade? Why bother making stuff homemade when Wal-Mart is in every other town and carries everything you need?  There are lots of reasons to […]

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Real Food Basics: Healthy Egg Substitutes

It happens to the best of us…..running out of a key ingredient that you always have on hand. I found myself in that spot last week. I was out of eggs……(And we even have chickens!) I have been lucky in the past and been able to run to the coup, grab an egg or two […]

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The Double Standard of Women’s Rights: Statutory Rape and The Morning After Pill

Protecting Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves There’s this widely recognized law in most states that goes by the common term statutory rape.  Statutory rape is commonly defined as one sexual activity in which one participant is under the legal age of consent and the other is not. Basically an “adult” and a minor “child” engaging in sexual […]

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*8 Times to be Intentional About Praying During Your Busy Days

Prayer time is a crucial part of my day.  Without it I am often short-tempered, easily agitated and ungrateful.  (Not a very rosy picture, eh?) Yesterday we talked about the ways we should pray daily, today we’ll dive into applying daily prayer in a practical, intentional way. Being intentional about prayer time sounds good but […]

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*Spiritual Disciplines for a Thriving Life: Prayer

The second of our 4 spiritual disciplines we are looking at is prayer. Prayer is a simple, powerful weapon we have available to us.  We can talk to the living God who created us, loves us and wants a relationship with us. So many people don’t realize the power of prayer and still others think that […]

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How to Get More Results with Less Worry

How was your holiday season?  Was Christmas full of worry?  Did you ring in the new year worrying about something? Would you like to see results without having to worry through life?  The secret is simple. Stop worrying. Worrying will not, in any capacity, change the outcome of your situation nor will it make God’s […]

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