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Kathi Lipp Guest on Let's TALK LIVE

SUMite Nation, Tomorrow, June 13th, on our SUM Facebook page at 12:00 (noon) Pacific, my wonderful friend, Kathi Lipp will be our guest on Let's TALK LIVE. We are going to chat about one of her new projects, Get Yourself Organized. It will be a blast. Plan to tune in and participate in the comments. I will be giving away two copies of Kathi's books, The Husband Project & The Marriage Project. And a free copy of her Get Yourself Organized. So lucky SUMites who comment during the live broadcast will be winners. Plan to tune in LIVE and enjoy our conversation and get yourself organized this summer. Hugs, Lynn Read more →

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Testimony Springboard & Powerful Conflict Tool

Hey SUMite Nation: Today I shared two powerful perspectives on the SUM Facebook page. I want to share these with you and to celebrate 26 years of marriage and how this is important to your marriage. Let's Talk Live is moving to Wednesdays at noon Pacific. Please make time to listen to this broadcast as it offers some powerful perspectives to THRIVE in your faith and marriage. I love you. Lynn If you can't view this video in the email blast, click here. :) Read more →

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I MUST Apologize

SUMite Nation, I’m on the verge of a holy explosion. Okay, ya, that didn’t come off quite right. But the excitement is growing in my spirit. In fact, I’ve spoke to most of the TEAM of writers at SUM and we are all sensing that something BIG is rising. AND I believe that it’s something about the men…. About timing, about God’s purposes for this end-times season…… With that said, I owe all of you an apology. And I want to explain why and apologize to you face-to-face. So, I’ve decided that THIS Tuesday through the, Let’s TALK LIVE Broadcast, I will do it then. I have much to say about the men of the SUM spouses and I want you to know I heard what I’m going to share directly from the LORD. I’m also going to share about why some of us aren’t seeing our breakthrough and then... Read more →

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Patty Tower On SUM Facebook Page

Hi SUMite Nation: I would like to introduce you to Patty Tower. Patty has come alongside of me to help out with our SUm Facebook Page. Patty is a writer and also has a ministry. She will be sharing some of her amazing articles and encouragement on the page starting NOW. I am truly overwhelmed by this community. So many of you have offered to help. Many of you offered to help by sending in a tithe to the ministry and give generously and many of you monthly. THANK YOU! Patty will be sharing NEW content about marriage and parenting that you will ONLY find on Facebook. Some of her topics are: 25 encouraging statements to say to your husband Dangerous Comparison statements when raising kids Below is her introduction. Please click on the link, like that page and say hello to Patty. I love you my friends. Oh And... Read more →

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Update And Change To SUMite Sisters Group

Hi Everyone, my apologies as I am going to be out-of-pocket most of the summer. I’m traveling, teaching and moving my daughter and busy nearly every weekend from now until October. Whew… So, be patient with me if I’m behind in responding to email and FB, DM’s. I will get to them. I’m traveling with my daughter, Caitie today to Las Vegas. My Elise-e-boo (granddaughter) is in her first ballet recital. It’s going to be adorable and hilarious too. I’ll post pics on my FB page if you are interested, friend me. I also share many of the things the LORD is telling me in my prayer time right now. Recently, God told me to start sharing His words. Funny thing. It appears that what He is speaking to me is also for so many others. Scroll down through the posts and let your heart be filled. ALSO….. I want... Read more →

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SUMite Sisters In Christ Facebook Group

SUMites, A few weeks ago, in the comments of a post, some of you mentioned that you would enjoy participating in a private Facebook group. Be careful what you ask for. Because those brave SUMites who asked about the group, chatted with Dineen and I. Collectively it’s a great idea and those ladies decided they would be glad to manage the group and facilitate the discussions. Neat! And Thank you! So, Tay and Christy have created a safe place for more intimate discussions. SUMites Sisters In Christ. Click on the name and you can request membership. Be certain to read the group agreement at the top of the Facebook page once you are added and then scroll through some of the content. I think that Tay and Christy have a topic to discuss on this Monday. Don’t worry about participating if you don’t have time and never, never stop commenting... Read more →

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Dancing With Jesus..... The Miraculous Happens

Part II ....... And indeed, a second and successful surgery saved her life. AMEN! My privileged vantage point has been awesome. I have a front row seat to view the life-long, faithfulness of God in these very later years of my mother’s life. Over the last few years as my own spiritual journey expanded and intensely grew, I shared so much of my faith experiences with my mom. I told her about the many freedoms I’ve attained through Jesus and also how some of the bondage that has lived in our family blood line has been cancelled I prayed over the phone with her to free her from familial spirits of Free Masonry and other issues that have plagued our family line for generations. In these her latter years, my mother is experiencing areas of heart healing from our Savior. The memories bring a smile of Godly joy to my... Read more →

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Conference At Merriman in Garden City, MI

Perhaps for a moment in time, just perhaps, we stood upon holy ground. Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” I bet many of you know these ladies. They like to hang around SUM! Gillian, Teresa, Melissa, Heidi, Joanne Some of the Ohio SUMites: Left to right: Judy, Mindy, Laura, Dawn, Chris This is Beloved, Franie. This conference started in her heart last summer. The Holy Spirit moved. We laughed, cried and we were loved on by our Lord! The skit was hilarious. I was cackling. Well done Merriman! This is the amazing team of leadership that made this day possible. Thank you is inadequate but THANK YOU! More photos are posted on our SUM Facebook page, click here. The best part of... Read more →

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Summer Bible Study

Friends, Beginning June 1st we will walk the pathways of the 1&2 Peter. I've been drawn to those books of recent and the truths and precepts are life changing. I plan to offer parts of the passages for study and we will discus how these paths strengthen our faith. These truths will set us on the Kingdom pathways and lead us to live life well. There are so many great teachings from Peter and I'm psyched to look at them together. Dineen and I will be taking a break from writing on SUM this week. We will be back next Monday, June 1st to begin our study. This week, following Memorial Day, find us on our SUM Facebook Page. We will be praying there, asking some questions and hanging out with those who are part of our FB community. Click here to join the FB conversation. Have a great week.... Read more →

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Walmart Prayer Day

I'm undone. I'm humbled. The entire team was filled with God's grace and favor. We prayed. We loved. We handed out all of your gifts. The feedback already is amazing. Men leaving the store said, "Thank you so much for doing this." AND "I will pay this forward." Message I received an hour later through Facebook: I just received this message from Montserrat, a Temecula resident, about our Walmart Day. I'm undone. She wrote: Were you outside Walmart giving hugs and gift cards? I saw a post on a Temecula group of someone who received one. She Loved the gift card, but the comment that got my attention was when she said she hadn't had a hug in 7 months. People were so receptive for the most part. Overwhelmed. Some were hesitant. They expected there to be a catch but most just received. And we gave. We gave the love... Read more →

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Weekend Worship—Flawed for Jesus

Last week I posted this on my Facebook page: Total light bulb moment: "No flaw is sinful or shameful — it’s the way God wired you! ... Those flaws are part of your custom design, and God planned them for his purpose and glory." — Rick Warren This former perfectionist says, wow! I am uniquely flawed for God's glory. Not that I can live with. (Read the full devotional, “Even Your Flaws Can Bring Glory to God.") First let me clarify that flaws are those things or place in our live where we have imperfections and weaknesses. I’m not talking about sins. One of my flaws is my soft voice. Even in school it was an issue. Tried to talk louder but just couldn’t. Yet Abba chose me to be a speaker of all things! In my flaw, He is glorified. People who listen to me hear Him, not me.... Read more →

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The Statistics Aren't Good... But Our God IS.. Thoughts?

So I’ve been pondering Father’s Day that looms on Sunday. I have felt compelled in my spirit to write about Father’s Day and have waited for God to prompt me. Well, today one of our SUMites posted some statistics on her FB page which really moved my heart. I want to share it with you and let’s have a discussion here. Before we jump into that discussion however, I think we need to cover this conversation with love and respect. We must keep it clearly in our minds that our spouses don’t “get it.” They don’t have the wisdom, the knowledge, the Holy Spirit to help them in our marriages and in parenting. I know that a discussion like this can stir up our memories and thoughts to find every conceivable wrong and short-coming in our husbands. So, let’s just no go there. Let’s remain focused on what believing mothers... Read more →

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Born to Create

I have a bone to pick. Something that has bugged me for years. It's not quite on topic with being spiritually mismatched but then again, this one change in your thinking could change every aspect of your life. Care to pick that bone with me? It's about creativity. For as long as I can remember I have loved to color, draw, illustrate, design and write. I've painted pictures and murals, crocheted more afghans and scarves than I can count and made several quilts. And I love to write. So yes, I'm an artist. I am creative. Guess what? You are too. What's that you say? You can't draw? I've heard that line before: "I can't even draw a straight line." (Yes, pun intended.) Or this one: "I don’t have a creative bone in my body." (That’s the bone we’re picking—yes, another pun. How could I resist?) Or how about this... Read more →

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A Peek Into What's Coming

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn and I will be on FamilyLife Today. You’ll get to hear Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine ask us some pretty direct questions. And we loved every minute of it because one, we were able to share our hearts for our husbands and marriages and two, our readers here at SUM and on our Facebook page were on our hearts as we spoke, as well as those who will come seeking this ministry for the first time. But today, I want to some of the most amazing parts of our time at FamilyLife. We had the wonderful opportunity to do this interview with Darla Stone, author of In Christ Alone. Darla has some very crucial things to say about our identity in Christ and finding our security there. Plus she’s a great storyteller! We loved getting to know Darla. On day two you will hear... Read more →

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The Culmination

Greetings Everyone, As you read this post today, Dineen and I along with one of my great friends, Heidi, who happens to live right behind my house are on our way to a Heaven's Open Conference in Redding, CA. Dineen and I feel like this is the culmination of our entire series this summer, about bringing the Kingdom of God to earth. We are beyond excited. Did you know that Dineen and I have known each other for more than six years now and not once have we been in worship together. Wow. Well that all changes today. We will gather with a few thousand people tonight to worship and learn more about our Lord. We are expecting our Lord to arrive with power and to change us. And that's just a little of what we are expecting from the next three days. The conference begins Wednesday evening, continues all... Read more →

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Astonish Us, Lord!

Yesterday many in the S.U.M. fasted and/or prayed for Rash Hashanah. Did God reveal something new to you? Be sure to jump over to our Facebook page and share. We'll be talking about it there as well as here. “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. —Isaiah 43:19 Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days — You would not believe if you were told. — Habakkuk 1:5 This is the fourth year in a row that these two Scriptures have come to me either in emails, in devos, from a friend. And it's always around this time of year. And this one came to me during my fast and has shown up several times this year alone:... Read more →

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Courage and the Winners Are...

Hello Everyone, I hope you found the Courage series inspiring and that something in the past two weeks moved you to fight the battles for Christ. I find it interesting in that as Dineen and I wrote about this very subject, God wanted us to "live" it first hand. Earlier in the week I posted on our Facebook page that Dineen and been in a car accident in Texas. Let me tell you that it was scary but they are all fine and now headed home to California. Woo Hoo. For me it was last Monday. My husband and I shared a significant exchange about faith and marriage. My friends, I had to face some fears and I did. But the outcome of facing those fears was oh so worth it, as my husband stepped into a new place in our marriage. Now I'm still waiting and praying to see... Read more →

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Join us over on Facebook!

Lynn and I are together today at the Berean Christian Book Store in San Jose, California at 12:00 PT signing books and making new friends. Join us over at our Facebook Page to see pictures and get updates. We'll be sending messages all day long! Come join us! Praying and believing! Dineen (Special thanks to Joey Garcia, store manager, and his entire team for opening the doors to us to share our book and our message!) Read more →

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Facebook Ruins Marriage

Facebook ruins marriage. I’m sure you saw in the news a few weeks ago a Pastor in New Jersey gained national attention when he told his staff to close their Facbook accounts. The gist of this requirement was his experience that in his marital counseling efforts, many marriages ended because of Facebook. A married spouse would find an old flame online, they began to chat and then ultimately began an affair. Well this incident with the pastor opened up some fascinating and interesting conversation around our house, with my teen-daughter, my husband and a few of my friends. So my question; Is Facebook a danger to marriages? Should we close down our account? Now don’t be shy, add your voice because I can tell you, this is a very real issue. We received many Google search hits on an article I wrote about this very issue a year ago. So,... Read more →

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Thanksgiving Week

Today I am on my way to Colorado to spend the week with my mom and sister's family. Look for my travel updates, the fun stories I uncover along the way and the grace of God I see in lives of others on Twitter and Facebook. And because Dineen's mother is visiting this week, we think we would like to shake things up a bit and depart from our regular posting schedule. We may post here three or four times a day about giving thanks or sharing thanks or perhaps, we will remain quiet. However we both agree that we truly have heart's and lives that are abundant and filled with the gifts of God. We are thankful and give the Lord, Almighty all honor and glory for the great things He has done and provided in the last 12 months. We also know that so many of you also... Read more →

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A Bible Verses 2010 Calendar for You?

Wow! Do you see this beautiful Calendar? Iris of Grace Alone, has an amazing photography gift. She made these calendars for 2010 and I have one to give away. I want to give one away to our SUM friends on Facebook. To enter just join us over on our Facebook page and leave a comment to enter. I will pick a winner on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, we will launch our plans for the new year. You will want to participate in this. Last year changed my life and my husband's. I am convinced it was partly due to how I started the year. Also, I have much more to add tomorrow about our weight discussion. I have a challenge and I have some helpful ideas. Are you in? Pop over to Facebook. Leave a comment. Come back tomorrow for an update on the "Fat Cat" series. I love you.... Read more →

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