18 05, 2017

To the Wounded Woman

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To the hearts of wounded women: Not necessarily wounded in body…but in spirit…in the soul…in the heart…the mind.  The places where the devil creeps in…leaves his sinister seeds of pain, doubt, worry, worthlessness, loneliness, fear, loathing, fallacy, hate, anger and resentment.  Then, in partnership with the world he waters the seeds and they grow.  Some quickly.  We see them almost immediately as selfishness, self pity, and self reliance rear their heads.   While others slowly grow, choking out the joy, hope, [...]

11 05, 2017

When God Set Me Up

By |May 11th, 2017|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Several months ago, I sat next to my husband on our living room couch, quietly crying in frustration and pain over the circumstances we found ourselves in the midst of. I wondered out loud for the hundredth time why these things had happened, when they were going to be resolved, and where in the world was God while all this was going on.  Because I sure hadn't been hearing from Him much lately.  Had we been making the right decisions? [...]

4 05, 2017

Forgiveness

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: equipHER, Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

  Forgiveness Eleven letters which hold such great power. Power to unlock and free oneself from a life of being imprisoned to anger, offense, and bitterness. When I think of the word “forgiveness” there are many examples from the Bible that come to my mind. Examples of the power of God moving in the lives of ordinary people. Jesus models forgiveness for us as He cries out “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” as he [...]

20 04, 2017

Can’t You Be a Better Person?

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: equipHER, Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Driving down the road one day, Michael and I were discussing a parenting issue involving our son, Ben. Every few minutes, Emily, who was 10 years old at the time, kept piping up with her opinion on the situation. We finally said, “Emily this really isn’t any of your business.” She sighed, saying, “Fine, if you don’t want me to help you make Ben a better person! Whatever.” Isn’t that what we think we’re doing sometimes, helping to make someone [...]

13 04, 2017

He Gets It

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: equipHER, Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Do you ever feel like no one understands what you are going through?  I do!  Like your friends or even your family just don’t get it?  Me, again! The other morning heading to work I was feeling a little weary, a little hurt, a little angry a little a lot of things, I guess.  I was thinking about someone who I am frustrated with.  I guess I felt let down by this individual and I felt justified in my feelings. [...]

29 09, 2014

Are you Doing What Really Matters – Today?

By |September 29th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Family, Her Voice, Purpose|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

By Angela Howard Do you ever wonder if you’re living a life of purpose? Do you ask yourself if the routine of your daily life will matter in the end? Maybe your career has lost its luster and you dream of something more fulfilling. Perhaps you’ve just received a diagnosis that means your life is going to change indefinitely and you’re thinking, “I’ve had it! I’m ready for something better.” This past week one of my daughter’s friends was absent [...]

17 09, 2014

Collaborate Pt. 1

By |September 17th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Charity Rattray Each year we collaborate with friends to plan a refreshing time for our families. The meals are shared and the group as a whole works together, making the fires, hauling the gear, adventuring out together the next day. Whether the goal is a surf trip or otherwise when we collaborate with others we find a rich satisfaction in the outcome. Collaboration is working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals. Jesus invited 12 [...]

13 11, 2013

Putting the Happy back into the Holidays…3 steps to staying fully present

By |November 13th, 2013|Categories: Imperfect Wives, Spiritual Formation, The Power of Women|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

“Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I've ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing.... Through all that haste I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away.” Did she read my mind? I asked myself as I [...]

6 11, 2013

How I Became a Helicopter Mom

By |November 6th, 2013|Categories: Family|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

                            My life and actions as a mom all became clear to me as I read the book, Strategic Organizational Communication in a Global Economy. Your first question is probably: What normal person reads a book with that boring of a title. Giving it more thought, I am sure you are pondering how I could ever discover anything about motherhood from such a book. My answers... I [...]

21 10, 2013

What’s a girl to do when life is interupted?

By |October 21st, 2013|Categories: Pondering|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Lately, I have found myself becoming annoyed with delays and obstacles in my schedule. With a to-do list with zero room for error or interruption, there is no question in my mind of why I am annoyed. I have plans and goals and I intend to accomplish them. A schedule that is on the go with new projects and current objectives that beg to be achieved. A family of two active boys and a husband that I am passionate about, [...]

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