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Fashionable vs. Frumpy

In order to reach this world for Christ, we must live in it yet remain not of it. We must be attractive to the world, yet not based on worldly standards. Our attractiveness must come because we dress neither in the latest fashions nor the frumpiest of conservative garb, but...

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The Feminist Mom

Pictures and emotions are quickly formulated when the word feminist is used in conversations. Some cringe, some sigh, and some smirk. I was brought up in a conservative Christian atmosphere and taught that a feminist was one who didn’t like to submit to men and didn’t respect God’s law of...

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Journaling Methods

Without journaling, we have a tendency to gloss over familiar verses, miss connection points, and proceed through our reading time without processing what we have read. Journaling makes us slow down, ponder, and truly listen to the Spirit’s voice as we read....

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Choosing the Good Part

Happily, I slipped into a chair next to another woman about my age and introduced myself. Her face lit up as she told me her name, and then she promptly asked me, “So, what do you do?” “I’m a mom!” I shared excitedly. “Ohhh, that’s nice,” she declared in her...

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Never Ending Day

Perhaps, though, their advice comes not from forgetfulness but from a deep realization of a truth that they wish someone had shared with them as they struggled through the tough seasons, always looking for this time to pass....

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Staying Focused

Very few of my days fit into the neatly ordered flow I would love to have. Instead, interruptions come, tasks take longer than planned, or regular seasons like summer and Christmas bring a disruption to routine....

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When Our Hearts Run Dry

Friends, when done correctly, making time for ourselves is not selfish. It is nourishing. It is you placing the oxygen mask on yourself before placing it on others. Not because you consider yourself more important, but because you know you cannot fully care for them unless you are healthy yourself....

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Credible Witnesses

Many reasons have been offered as to why women serve as the immediate witnesses to the resurrection: the women stayed with him through the crucifixion, so he appeared first to those who stuck with him to the last; women traditionally carried out the burial rituals in first century Judaism, so...

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