Restoring the Lost Petal

Keeping a When There’s Time List

Last weekend I found myself with an unexpected afternoon and evening to myself. The question, “What should I do,” never entered my mind. The question I was left with was, “What do I do first?” My normal To Do List was a mile long, left over stuff from the previous day still needing attention and […]

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Change Your Prayer Life Forever

I was compensated for this review with a copy of Before Amen. The opinions expressed below are my own. Deep in repentant prayer, tears hit my Bible like icy rain on a winter day. I have been so wrong about so many things. My shortcomings flashing across the screen of my mind. “Father, forgive me for losing […]

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A Birthday Giveaway!

Today is my birthday and we are celebrating! It’s been 36 years since I took my first breath. I’m not really one to care about age but I did have a moment the other day when I realized I would soon be 40. Hummmm……..oh well, age is just a number! I’m giving away a few gifts […]

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*When Father’s Day Hurts

Dear Dad, I used to wonder why.  When I was younger I thought maybe you were afraid.   Then I got older, I  thought maybe you were just too narcissistic to care about anyone but yourself.  Some years I thought it was my fault. Some years I was mad and saw all men as walk away Joe’s […]

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Two Keys to Controlling Your Mouth

“If you don’t pick them up NOW they are going in the garbage and that’s the last you’ll see of those beans!” Beans. I just yelled at my son over beans. $2.00 worth of beans have caused me to get red-faced, yell like a crazy person and threaten to do something I won’t do anyway. […]

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Am I The Only One Thinking About Sex?

The Lord is doing amazing things. He told me in mid-January 2014 that doors would open and I would be reaching women. They are, and I am.  I never thought I’d be stepping into a role of teaching, training and disciplining women but He is turning my messy life into a message – His message, […]

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*5 Lies You Need to Know About Biblical Christian Counseling

Many Christians shy away from main stream psychiatry because they feel it isn’t Biblically based, but what about Christian counseling?  Is counseling in all forms wrong, unbiblical, and unhealthy? In John 4: 44, Jesus gives us a clear description of the enemy and his biggest tool: “He was a murderer from the beginning, and does […]

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Making the Most of Mommy Free Time

Imagine yourself with three hours of uninterrupted time alone. The children are safely on an outing with Daddy or Grandma.  The dishes and laundry are all finished and put away. (Okay, so that one is a stretch.) Now image the 200 things you want to do swirling around in your head to the point where […]

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Should Christian Women Question Their Purpose?

Maybe you’ve seen movies or read books in the secular genre about women trying  to find their place and purpose, searching earnestly for their purpose and place in life. There’s a misconception that Christian women should know their purpose and calling and there should be no question.  I think everyone, at some point in their […]

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Clearing the Air: Letting Go of Offense and Growing in Grace

I had a chance to clear the air yesterday with a woman I consider a friend. We didn’t start out as friends. We started out on opposite sides of the computer screen and what seemed like worlds apart. I was a reader, absorbing words that cut like a knife through my soul and rumbled my […]

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