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10 entries from August 2006

I was a Crazy Galatian!

Galatians 3: 1-5 1 You crazy Galatians! Did someone put a hex on you? Have you taken leave of your senses? Something crazy has happened, for it's obvious that you no longer have the crucified Jesus in clear focus in your lives. His sacrifice on the cross was certainly set before you clearly enough. 2-4Let me put this question to you: How did your new life begin? Was it by working your heads off to please God? Or was it by responding to God's Message to you? Are you going to continue this craziness? For only crazy people would think they could complete by their own efforts what was begun by God. If you weren't smart enough or strong enough to begin it, how do you suppose you could perfect it? Did you go through this whole painful learning process for nothing? It is not yet a total loss, but... Read more →

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5 Minutes for Mom

I've been interviewed over at "5 Minutes for Mom". Have you seen 5 Minutes for Mom? It's a blog that helps promote mom-run sites. The owners are twins who have a retro toy and collectibles store. They started this blog to help other mom-run sites get free marketing. Read more →

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For those of you who know me, I lead a small group bible study through my church in the fall. This study will begin in a few weeks. I have also trained small group leaders in ways to lead an effective study group. I came across a wonderful blog, Chrysalis, that has posted some leadership tips for small group leaders. It’s worth a visit. Also, over at 3 Forward 2 back, MugWumpMom has posted a an editorial written by an Australian Dentist in response to a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper offering a reward to anyone who killed an American or Canadian. Pop over for a read. It will leave you cheering! Read more →

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God wakes me up in the middle of the night!

Has God ever awakened you in the middle of the night? Then as you become fully conscious is there someone on your mind? Do you sense that you need to pray for them? On the other hand, perhaps you are awakened and have no idea why you are wide-awake and can't go back to sleep? This is exactly what happened to my friend Val. In the middle of the darkness, several months ago, Val became wide-awake. On her mind was a young woman who is married to one of the pastors of our church. Val was immediately compelled to pray for her. She held this young woman up before the throne of our King, asking for intervention, and safety. Val does not remember how long she prayed but recalls praying fervently because the Holy Spirit obligated her. Several days later Val and her friend had a chance meeting. Val began... Read more →

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Guest Writer - Rebecca Saville

I am delighted to introduce, Rebecca Saville, as a guest writer for Spiritually Unequal Marriage. You might remember I mentioned several weeks ago that Rebecca would be contributing an article about longings and disappointment. She has prepared an excellent article. I pray you will find it beneficial and stimulating. Rebecca has a Masters in Social Work and has been a counselor for 12 years. She is a deeply committed Christian and a mother of three. She has been married to a Navy Chaplain for 18 years. Rebecca's wise counsel has brought hope to many men and women. I want to thank her for her willingness to contribute to this site today and in the coming months. A woman marries a man expecting he will change. A man marries a woman expecting she won’t change. Both are disappointed. Do you remember when you were dating your spouse, and you saw so... Read more →

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Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs A wife has one driving need – to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need – to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love and respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily and biblically. This book is filled with wise words and supporting scripture. Leave a comment to win it in a book drawing this week. Be blessed! Lynn Read more →

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A Little Humor

These are real church signs on display at churchsigngenerator.com My husband, although not a believer, is often delighted by Christians. He has a natural curiosity about our faith and is genuinely intrigued by our unique community. He found this web site and we enjoyed a laugh together. God has a wonderful since of humor! Be blessed! Lynn Read more →

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We can't out dream God!

Isaiah 64:4 We can't out dream God! One of the most poisonous of all Satan's whispers is simply, "Things will never change." That lie kills expectations, trapping our heart forever in the present. To keep desire alive and flourishing, we must renew our vision for what lies ahead. Things will not always be like this. Jesus has promised to make all things new. Eye has not seen, ear has not heard all that God has in store for his beloved, which does not mean we have no clue so don't even try to imagine, but rather, you cannot out dream God. Desire is kept alive by imagination, the antidote to resignation. - The Sacred Romance by Eldredge & Curtis When I hear the words, I have no hope, nothing will ever change in my marriage, I hear a soul that is deeply wounded and has resigned to live under the... Read more →

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Book Drawing Winner

CONGRAtULATIONS!! Carol, my daughter drew your name from the hat. I will deliver your book this week!! I want to thank everyone for the great comments and for entering the drawing for The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Don’t be disappointed if you didn’t win. On Thursday, I will be offering another drawing for a well-respected book about relationships. Login Thursday! Read more →

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Spider in the Mist

2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV) So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. I could see it clearly, a large blown spider suspended in air between two tall bushes. The mist of the morning had illuminated the intricate strands of the web adorning it in iridescent miniature pearls. The meticulous design was exquisite. I realized I must have passed by the web every day for the past month during my morning walk. Prior to this morning, it was completely invisible to me. Only through the illumination of the mist was I able to glimpse the beauty of this delicate creation. Staring at the sparkling web I realized that God is also invisible but is always near. He quietly waits for me to notice Him. Sometimes I encounter Him in the beauty of... Read more →

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