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God Saves Marriages

Kim Pullen’s shares she and her husband’s victorious story over co-dependency and sexual sin.

The Chasm Crosser Comes

I've held onto this story for a few years hoping to get it published. But with teaching full-time, holding a second job as a fitness instructor, and raising three kids, my dream to support myself...

Twelve Years at a Time

This is a reprint from Slices of Life published in 2010. Though my son Tristan is three years older, five inches taller, and 60 pound heavier, things haven't changed all that much. I read the caller...
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Pushing Past Hurts to Build Deep Relationships

You've probably heard this quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Many of us dream of having great relationships with a spouse, children,...

Who Gets the Bigger Cookie? (or How We Rob our Children of Opportunities to Grow)

In our house we love homemade cookies—Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and Snickerdoodles. Course I cheat a little and buy the Betty Crocker packaged mixes so I only have to add butter and...

I’m Still Here…With Worms No Less

Okay, I survived my first week of homeschooling. But it was just the first week.  And to best honest, it was actually, well,…fun.I think science has become our favorite subject. Last week we did...

Plucking the Gray-Fruit (and Dealing with our Sinful Nature)

I’m 52. I don’t look 52, or so I’m told, but my hair is slowly surrendering to the inevitable. And other than a single “wild” episode of highlights, I’ve never colored it. So when gray hairs started...

Mr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde

It’s amazing the ferocity of a mother’s protective instinct. Hunters know the last place they want to be caught is between a momma bear and her cub. On the reverse, a human mother in Quebec actually...

Fit & Fiercely Faithful at 50

On reflection of this my 50th birthday, I say “Where in the world did the time go?” I remember when I was 16 thinking that 50 was so old. And now I think, 50 is so young, because I still feel 16 on...

How to Get a Spiritual Six-Pack

She had no beauty, distinction or grace to attract us to her, nothing in her appearance for which she might be desired. Familiar with both sorrow and suffering, she was actually reviled and rejected...

Love Song #139

It says in the Talmud, “We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” In other words, how we view others and the world in general is all about perspective. It’s all about our point of...
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