ACWM: What If?

Carol Inspirational, Pain, Suffering, Trials 0 Comments

Share this Post The dark night of the soul. Yes, I’ve been there. In those times, I have to concentrate on each breath. Breathe in. Breath out. Put one foot in front of the other. Those moments whittle all of life down to surviving the present moment and then the next and the next. The pain is excruciating. My heart …

Injustice: Speak or Be Silent

Carol Inspirational, Suffering, Womanhood 2 Comments

Share this Post Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82:4 ESV I could write books about the many injustices in our world. The persecution of Middle-Eastern Christians makes my blood run cold. The plight of innocent refugees breaks my heart. But today I am talking about injustice towards women. Some is …

ACWM: Big Messes and Small Steps

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Share this Post My son’s room looks like an explosion in a toy store. I don’t want to even look at it. That special guest in our home (the one called “Not Me”) apparently dumped all the toys and closet contents on to the floor. If the mess overwhelms me as an adult, I can’t imagine how his little brain …

ACWM: A Shield of Childlike Faith

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Share this Post She is at such a sweet stage in life. She is trusting, yet spunky. She loves made-up bedtime stories. She is captivated by hero stories, of good overcoming evil. Inside her lies the heart of a warrior. Recently she memorized Ephesians 6:10-18. I loved listening to her recite these verses with gusto. She believes every. single. word. There …

Taking Jesus at His Word

Carol Inspirational, Jesus First, Traditions 2 Comments

Share this Post He loosed the hold of faulty man-made traditions. He elevated Gentiles, slaves, women, and children. He challenged the proud and arrogant. He showed compassion to the repentant. He ate with men of poor reputation and rebuked the self-righteous religious leaders. He talked of a Kingdom where the least would be the greatest and the greatest would be the …

ACWM: The Ultimate Champion for Women

Carol Inspirational, Traditions 0 Comments

Share this Post Imagine having no rights. No right to control your own property. No right to give a testimony in court. No right to speak to a man in public…if you are even allowed in public! No right to an education or a religious opinion. No right to have conversation with male guests in your own home. You might …

ACWM: My Worst Enemy

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Share this Post Sometimes I really give Satan way too much credit. Yes, he does like to wreak havoc in my life with sickness, chaos, relationship challenges, and leaking roofs. Yes, I do need to put on my Ephesians 6 spiritual armor. Yes, I do need to be vigilant and aware of his devices. But I have a greater enemy …

A Father’s Prayer

Carol Inspirational, Prayer 2 Comments

Share this Post What if your child were one day elected to be your city’s mayor? Or your state’s governor? Or your country’s president? What would you wish for them? What prayers would you circle around them? Before he died, King David appointed his son Solomon to be king of Israel after him. He knew first-hand what struggles his son would face. …

ACWM: Discovering Womanhood

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Share this Post When we seek the truth on any subject, we have to be careful to distinguish between God’s TRUTH and man’s TRADITION. Some religious traditions insist that I fix my hair in fashionable styles and keep my makeup perfect at all times. Still others forbid the use of makeup and limit hairstyles to buns or long hair. Clearly …

A Prayer for the First Lady

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Share this Post Another political post? Nope. Like you, I have had enough of the bickering and name-calling of social media. I’m tired of trying to figure out which news sources to trust. I want to rise above the fracas. I don’t want to be bogged down by the mudslinging political disputes. If we claim to follow Christ, there is …

ACWM: God-Sized Dreams

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Share this Post Recently, many of us have been part of a 21-day prayer group. We have committed to fast and pray for the things God put on our hearts. One day last week, I read “Day 7” from Mark Batterson’s book, Draw the Circle. He talked about acting in faith as we pray in faith, just as Noah did …

A Presidential Prayer

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Share this Post First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires …

His Last Words–A Review

Carol Bible Study, Jesus First, Suffering, Trials 2 Comments

Share this Post A few months ago, a fellow blogger told me about an opportunity to help her friend, Kim Erickson, launch her new Bible study book, His Last Words. I had never been on a launch team before, so I applied to Moody Publishers and was tickled pink to be accepted on the team. As a team member, I …