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Thankful Thursday - Marriages

Every once in a while we give thanks on Thursdays here at SUM. And considering all that transpired in the past few days, Dineen and I have so much in which to be thankful. As I think over the opportunities we had to reach out to people who are unequally yoked, I'm undone. Let me just share just a few of the miracles and praises. Please celebrate with us. From the Forum on Tuesday at Focus Communities: Hello Ladies, my name is Mark and I heard the announcement about this FOTF program while on the way to pay for a divorce with my wife....... The Lord stayed my hand on divorce yesterday, so I know He's up to something. From 1 Peter 3 Living: Gill ~My mom was married to an unbeliever for 19 years. She prayed and prayed of course, but she didn't push, just lived her quiet example.... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - A Focused Moment

Hi Everyone, It's a bit late in the day to join Thankful Thursday but my heart and Dineen's heart overflows with gratitude. We thank our Lord for allowing us to share the hope we have for our unequally yoked marriages with the team and eventually the listeners of the radio program, Focus on the Family. We arrived at the Focus campus yesterday and went straight into the recording session. We will share more at a later date. For today, Dineen and I want to offer praise to Jesus for this day and to thank our Lord for the community here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage. You are our eternal family and we love you very much. Lynn and Dineen Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - Holy Chill Bumps

Gave me Holy Chill bumps. (only 2 short minutes) Shut down distractions. Turn on Speakers. Be moved. So thankful this Christmas. So utterly thankful. Lynn Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - My Good Bye

Thankful Thursday is back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for the month of October. Next week visit Laurie at Women Taking A Stand for Thankful Thursday. I have been a participant in Thankful Thursday since 2006. Whew, a very long time indeed. I have been a host for this online gathering for a very long time as well. And I LOVE sharing my thankful heart with all of you and reading your posts of thanks. But, I'm now following the call of the Lord as He moves my focus and time to new areas of service so today will be my last time to HOST Thankful Thursday. I still plan to participate in Thankful Thursday as time allows but my hosting of the event is ending. I have LOVED to read your posts. I have walked through many seasons, struggles, triumps..... There have been births, marriages, adoptions, changing of the... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday -

Thankful Thursday is back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for the month of October. Woo Hoo! Achoo! Sniffle, sniffle. Good day every one and pass the Kleenex. Where's the Nyquil? Do you feed a cold and starve a fever or feed and fever and starve a cold? Sheesh! Yep, cold number four this year. Thankfully, I don't need to use my voice for blogging because I have laryngitis as well. This morning I reached down to pet my dog and say, “Do you want some breakfast?” And my voice came out sounding like a cross between a drugged up bear and a Giant South African Bullfrog. The dog freaked out and ran away. Mercy! I don’t look much better than that bullfrog either *grin.* In spite of the dramatics (too much Nyquil is my guess) and the cold, I’m still filled with joy. It’s Thursday and I love Jesus. That... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - Honor God

Thankful Thursday is back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for the month of October. Woo Hoo! ----- Yesterday I was privileged to sit down and share lunch with Pam Farrel. Many of you may know Pam and her husband, Bill. They have been writing and speaking about Godly marriages for years and years. One of my most favorite books they authored is, Men are Like Waffles and Women are Like Spaghetti. This book is a hoot. If you want to understand your spouse better, I highly recommend it. Pam spoke yesterday at our church prior to lunch and shared a verse and a story that filled me with such hope, I shall never be the same. 1 Samuel 2:30... Those who honor me I will honor... Did you know that Pam was raised in an unequally yoked home? She faced enormous struggles as a child. Too much of a story... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - It's all about Perspective

Thankful Thursday is back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for the month of October. Woo Hoo! We have a busy month around here and for all of you joining us today, welcome to our marriage challenge. Out-Love Your Husband/Wife If you missed the video posted Monday, I promise it’s worth your time. Just read the comments. AND join us this month to put God’s love in action in our marriages and then watch and see what our Great BIG God will do. I love this time of year. Our first winter storm rolled in off the ocean and I headed for my sweatshirt and jeans. I turned on the central heat to chase the morning chill away and that familiar smell of fall washed over the house. Yep, burnt dust. But, there is something about the fall colors the smell of the heater the first time it fires for the... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - Eerie Beauty

Thankful Thursday is hosted this September with Iris. Yesterday I stepped outside for my morning walk; the fog had rolled in overnight. As I was walking I watch the grace sky melt away and the brilliant blue appear overhead. As the sun spayed its light around me it illuminated the many spider webs that are present this time of year. The webs were sparkling with tiny drops of crystal dew. Spectacular in their eerie beauty. The webs appeared to be everywhere and would normally go unnoticed if it weren’t for the fog that brought them to light. I walked. I worshiped. I’m thankful for the unexpected beauty found in an ordinary garden spider web. What are you thankful for? Join us over at Iris’ place and let’s praise the Lord. Have a great day, Be blessed, Lynn Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - The Miracles

Welcome to Thankful Thursday. Hosted here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage each Thursday in July. August- Laurie and September- Iris. Remember we are at Laurie's next month. Wow, my month to host Thankful Thursday is over. My friends, time is rushing forward. Prepare yourselves as the days hasten when every knee will bow and every tongue confesses that.... JESUS IS LORD!!! Earlier today I sat in my favorite Fresh-Mex restaurant with four of my Bible study gals. We caught up on life and as always, our conversation turns toward what God is working out in our lives. I love that. I hope you have friends who love to talk about the Lord. I listened to one of the gals share that once again her husband is unemployed. We have prayed for their employment situation for over two years now. I felt moved by this unexpected turn in the employment situation in... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - Random Abundance

Welcome to Thankful Thursday. Hosted here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage each Thursday in July. August- Laurie and September- Iris. Dineen did such a great job last week with the Thankful Thursday topic. Thank you my friend. I'm back home from Wisconsin and we have another Thursday. Jack in the Bean stock has nothing on me. I returned home from Wisconsin and in just a week my garden exploded. Take a look at this: I'm in there somewhere. Can you see me? That sunflower is at least 16 feet tall. Sheesh. It's a beauty. And look at this tomato bush. Mercy! This is a yellow pear tomato plant. I have three words to say about that. Yum and eee. I write about my garden in our book, Winning Him Without Words, it is a special place. And gals and guys may I say, God has blessed it abundantly. I can't wait... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday — Dineen is in the House!

Welcome to Thankful Thursday. Hosted here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage each Thursday in July. August- Laurie and September- Iris. Hi Friends! Lynn's on vacation and asked me to do Thankful Thursday this week. Woohoo! I get to play. :-) So this week, let's talk about a turning point in your life that you are so very thankful for. Small or big, what event changed your mind, your heart, your life and took you on a unexpected path that turned out to be better than you could have imagined. Those are the moments I love because I know without a doubt that God was orchestrating them for a bigger purpose. The book of Esther is a great example of this. Esther never imagined she'd wind up queen. We don't even know if she already had other plans for her life. I wonder if her Uncle Mordecai wanted better things for his... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday -

Welcome to Thankful Thursday. Hosted here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage each Thursday in July. August- Laurie and September- Iris. WOO HOO! I am loving summer! And right now on my morning jog, I run by my neighbors house and see this. Isn't it stunning. I giant beautiful tree in full bloom with wispy, tiny, silky-hair-like flowers. Take a closer look. This is a bloom on a Silk Tree. Spectacular hug? Now why do you suppose God created a beautiful tree that grows hair??? Such a sense of humor!!!! Such a sense of beauty and surprise. There are days when I take in God's creation and it stirs me to the core of my being. In worship. In love. In awe of our Almighty Creator. Today was one of those days. I am loving summer and the beauty of God's world. Are you thankful for summer? Give your praises to the... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - Random Richness

It's Thankful Thursday. In June we are at Iris', Grace Alone. Next month, July, we are back here. WOO HOO! Dineen will be helping with Thankful Thursday in July, as I will be in Wisconsin. Do any of you live in or around Door County? Let's meet up..... Half of 2011 is OVER. Say What? I'm so thankful for the answered prayers in the last six months (read Monday's post for just one answer to my words of prayer). I'm thankful that tonight the Women's Leadership Team will gather at my house for Sunridge Women - Foodnetwork. We are going to cook together, Roman Chicken, A Southwest Salad, Cheesey garlic bread. Three words: Yum and eee. We are celebrating the victories of the past church year. Lives were changed. Bondage broken and Jesus was glorified. I'm still humbled to the core that as an unequally yoked woman, my church embraced... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - In The Storm

“Everything in our lives has to go through the filter of God first. Just like Job. His disaster’s were not a surprise to God— God didn’t keep it from happening. God filters what happens and what is kept “from happening” in our lives on a daily basis.” ~Aimee Douglas Every tear. Every question why. Every pain. Hurt and every disappointment. God has filtered it and will use it for good. I am living proof of this truth. Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. I'm not thankful for disaster. I'm thankful that God will not waste it. That out of it He will bring good and all for His glory. It's Thankful Thursday. What are you thankful for this week? Hugs, Lynn I't's Thankful Thursday. I put up my TT... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - Small Group Community

I't's Thankful Thursday. I put up my TT posts around 5:oo PM PT on Wednesday so the gals who live on the other side of the world, can join the fun while it's still Thursday where they live. May we are over at Laurie's, Women Taking A Stand and in June we are at Iris', Grace Alone. Today I sat outside of a local coffee house with a few of my friends. Eleven of us to be exact. These are some of the gals from my small group Bible study. We were having a reunion. I can't tell you how thankful I am for God's people. Today we shared triumphs and new challenges some of us face but you know what we celebrated the most. Jesus. And our friendship through Him. Our hope for our future and the relationships we have with one another. You know, when we leave this... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - Hope

I'm so excited that Thankful Thursday is back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for the month of April. I put up my TT posts around 5:oo PM PT on Wednesday so the gals who live on the other side of the world, can join the fun while it's still Thursday where they live. In April we meet here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage in May we are over at Laurie's, Women Taking A Stand and June at Iris', Grace Alone. At Home With The Donovan Clan: Several days ago I stood in the bathroom working my usual routine, blow dryer, make up, hair spray, hair spray and ……. more hair spray. (I heart BIG hair -- Loved the ‘80s) Okay, I’m dating myself here. My husband, at the time, was also working through his morning ritual. Please join in on our conversation. “Yes, you do snore.” "I DO NOT snore,” I... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday -

I'm so excited that Thankful Thursday is back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for the month of April. I put up my TT posts around 5:oo PM PT on Wednesday so the gals who live on the other side of the world, can join the fun while it's still Thursday where they live. In April we meet here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage in May we are with Iris at Grace alone and June over at Laurie's, Women Taking A Stand. Sometimes we spend a significant amount of time pouring ourselves into other people, writing on our blogs, teaching at church, just so that we might help one person discover what we already know..... That Jesus can change anything, redeem anything, save anyone. He can restore joy and purpose, hope and love. Often we don't see the results from our hours of efforts. We never see the fruit. But on rare... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday -

I'm so excited that Thankful Thursday is back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for the month of April. I put up my TT posts around 5:oo PM PT on Wednesday so the gals who live on the other side of the world, can join the fun while it's still Thursday where they live. First, I have missed all of you so much. I can't wait to catch up on what's happening around your place. The Lord has been up to BIG things and I can't wait to read about them. Please post your thankful post on your blog/Facebook or in the comments here and join the community and let's be intentional about giving thanks to God for our abundant blessings. Be sure to visit at least five others and share their praises. Let's get going. One of the greatest blessings of our internet community is to FINALLY meet you face-to-face.... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - A Garden

Thankful Thursday is at Grace Alone in March, back here in April and at Women Taking a Stand in May. I'm so excited that Thankful Thursday will be back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage next week. I put up my TT posts around 5:oo PM PT on Wednesday so the gals who live on the other side of the world, can join the fun while it's still Thursday where they live. Plan to stop in and participate in the praises. Today, I am thankful for the warm breezes. It's 82 degrees right now at 5 in the afternoon. (Sorry to all of you in the north) Spring is here and my garden will be planted tomorrow. I can't wait to see how things progress. New this year, green beans, roma tomatoes, egg plant. I give thanks today for something seemingly so simple yet full of joy, a garden. Thank you... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - Bible Study

Thankful Thursday is at Grace Alone in March, back here in April and at Women Taking a Stand in May. Hello... IT'S THANKFUL THURSDAY. Bible study ended today. Last September a group of women gathered together in the upstairs room of our church. Many of us were strangers or merely acquaintances. Yet, we set out on a journey together to know more about the Lord, whom we serve. We traveled through the difficult yet powerful and healing study, Breaking Free by Beth Moore. Chains were broken, sins forgiven, freedom found, eternal friendships were forged. Then we moved on to learn more about Jesus through the study, Jesus, The One and Only by Beth Moore (I'm a Beth Moore fan). Today our long journey ended and as I looked around the table at the the 15 women sitting there, I wept. Overcome with emotion that I will love and know these... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - Under God's Hand

Thankful Thursday is at Grace Alone in March, back here in April and at Women Taking a Stand in May. Hello... IT'S THANKFUL THURSDAY. Two days ago I sat in the church office with my friend, Pam. We were talking about the developing nuclear disaster in Japan. Pam looked at me and said, "The arrogance of man that we think we can control nature. " No one thought a 9.0 earthquake was possible in Japan. I'm grievous for the people in Japan. Please join me today to pray for them. To pray for our world. But mostly today, let's remember that our God, the Creator of all things, He has His hand over this world. Pray that He covers Japan and in and through this event, Jesus is revealed to many. Be Embraced by the King, Lynn Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - 2,920 days

Thankful Thursday is at Grace Alone in March, back here in April and at Women Taking a Stand in May. Hello... IT'S THANKFUL THURSDAY. Bible study is a lifeline for those of us who are unequally yoked. In the early years of my marriage, I was desperate to have someone of faith come along side me and love on me, teach me and pray for me. My small group of gals from Bible study was God's provision in a time of my much needed spiritual growth. I have served as a small group leader of women's Bible study for many years now. It remains one of the most rewarding adventures in my life. Yesterday I was privileged to pray with one of the women in our group when after eight years of inviting her to study, she gave her heart to Christ. Angels and this lil' ole Bible study leader... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - It Takes a Giant Family

Thankful Thursday is at Laurie's of Women Taking A Stand and then over to Grace Alone for March and back here in April. Hello... IT'S THANKFUL THURSDAY. If you are new here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage, let me introduce you to one of my favorite days of the week here at our home. A day we are intentional about recognizing our blessings and naming them to give praise to our Lord. It's a fun opportunity to participate if you are a blogger, on FB, or in the comments here, to add your praises and link up with an entire on-line community to give praise. Today, I want to thank the Lord for the many, many people who support SUM behind the scenes. There truly are a significant number of people who contribute to make this place a home. They volunteer to help because of their love for their Savior and... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - No Weapon

Thankful Thursday is at Laurie's of Women Taking A Stand and then over to Grace Alone for March and back here in April. After spending a week in bed with the worst cold ever, I'm starting to feel like a human again. The enemy tossed every obstacle possible at me two weeks prior to our book launch but I would have none of it. I told the devil yesterday that in the name of Jesus, I would make it to Bible study today. And I did. I am behind schedule and set back but not defeated. I serve the Lord Almighty and the devil is hereby put on notice. No weapon formed against me will prosper. Is 54:17 So, my challenge to everyone on this Thankful Thursday is to speak these words of power into your life. Put the enemy on notice that your home and everyone in it belongs... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday is at Laurie's of Women Taking A Stand and then over to Grace Alone for March and back here in April. Hi Everyone! Dineen here...Lynn's sick with a bad cold (please pray for her speedy recovery!) so I'm filling in for Thankful Thursday. We have so much to be thankful for...Lynn and I are delighted and overwhelmed by all the support we are receiving to get our book out there and helping others. We're counting down the days to the official release. Friday, we have a huge surprise for you, but you have to come back and find out what it is. LOL! Oh the suspense! We promise you won't be disappointed. I would like to give thanks myself today for surviving our first radio interview. Oh, if you could have seen me before the call, pacing my office, trying to breath! LOL! And I did it! God... Read more →

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