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    The Downright Dreadful and Difficult “S” Word

    Wives, obey your own husbands. In doing this, you obey the Lord.  For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church…As the church is to obey Christ, wives are to obey their own husbands in everything. Ephesians 5:22-24 (NLV)

    I’ve always been an independent, do things my own way kind of girl.

    My family and close friends, they’d probably say I’m stubborn or hardheaded. But I like independent better, don’t you?

    It’s a much more pleasant spin on what can be a downright dreadful and difficult topic, submission.

    Being the good Christian girl I am, I’ve heard all the scriptures and sermons about submitting many, many times.

    But that does nothing to stop the automatic eye rolls or slow the “ain’t nobody going to tell me what to do” chorus that quickly arises in my heart and my head.

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    Freebies

    Prayers for My Child – Back to School Edition

    Oh Lord…here we go!

    Back to homework assignments.

    Back to special projects.

    Back to state exams. Packing lunch bags. Fussing over outfit choices, or why the uniform is “boring”. And my all time favorite, back to the daily dash to make it out the house on time.

    Sweet Jesus, it’s back to school time!

    Would you excuse me for a moment while I take a deep breath. Feel free to take one too. I  promise, I won’t judge!

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    Devotionals

    Walking Away Can Be A Good Thing

    “…Look around. Isn’t there plenty of land out there? Let’s separate. If you go left, I’ll go right; if you go right, I’ll go left.” Genesis 13:8-9 (MSG)

    Have you ever had to give up something you loved? Something you felt entitled to? Something familiar and comfortable?

    It’s one of the hardest decisions to make.

    It’s especially hard when you see no new prospects on the horizon or when you don’t have a backup plan.

    That’s exactly what Abraham (Abram) was forced to do when things reached a breaking point between him and his nephew, Lot.

    Abraham and Lot were both flourishing in life, so much so things started to get uncomfortable between them. For the sake of peace, Abraham decided it was time for him and Lot to separate.

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    Love & Relationships

    The Ultimate Wedding Season Survival Guide

    Here comes…the…

    Status updates. With her new last name. And those cute custom hashtags dedicated to the newlyweds.

    And who can forget the pictures, showcasing her new manicure color and of course, her sparkly new ring.

    Yup, here comes wedding season 2017!

    For some of us single gals, it can be discouraging scrolling down social media lane during the summer and early Fall months. It’s during this time when weddings and engagements seem to be the only stories featured on our timelines.

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    Everyday Woman

    A Special Prayer for Mother’s Day

    I know today will be a busy day for many of you. It’s going to be a busy day for me as well.

    But before we get lost in opening gifts, exchanging celebratory hugs, and sending off those sparkly group text messages, can we just slip away for a few moments of quiet…just the two of us?

    Like so many moments in life, Mother’s Day can be bittersweet.

    For some women, it is a blissful day of pampering from her family. For another, it can be a painful reminder of an indescribable loss. And for another, it’s a day where their seemingly deferred dreams come crashing head first into their present realities.

    Yes, Mother’s Day can be all these things and so much.

    The truth is life doesn’t always come wrapped in a pretty package of perfect.

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