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Marian Jordan Ellis
The Cure for Spiritual Dehydration I’ll never forget working at a summer camp in college. The heat was blistering, and I worked at the top of a water slide that sat directly in the mid-day sun. I vividly recall how desperately thirsty I felt during those scorching summer days. During my shift, I’d count down...
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I don’t cry easily. I’m not a girl who is moved to tears by sappy commercials or Hallmark movies. I’m not saying I’m heartless, just not prone to weeping. But when I do cry, let me just say that I am the ugliest crier in the entire world! For starters, I don’t do simple tears....
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The War in the Wait: Rejoicing in God When Living with an Unmet Desire My phone beeped, and a text from a friend popped up on the screen. I didn’t need to read more than a few sentences to discern the pain and disappointment in her heart. She said, “Marian, I’m reaching out to you...
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Join Marian Jordan Ellis in Israel Next Summer! Would you like to walk where Jesus walked? Would you like your faith to grow iimmensely? Would you like to develop a deeper love for Scripture as it comes to life before your eyes?   If your answer is yes, then join us for a life-changing trip...
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Four Biblical Truths to Pass Down to the Next Generation My daughter Sydney (21 months old) started talking when she was just eleven months old. After mastering “Momma,” her first true words were “Bye… Bye…”  She coupled this with a big hand wave and kisses blown as someone walked out the door. The best part...
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“Here’s my heart, Lord.” These words are more than just lyrics to a popular worship song, these words are a response to an invitation. The invitation is from Jesus who beckons us to come and experience abundant life in Him.  But there’s a catch, we can’t experience all that God has for us unless we...
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I wear many hats: wife, author, boss, friend, daughter, teacher, professional coffee drinker, and now momma.  I’ve been gigging at this motherhood thing for nearly twenty months now. Twenty months of the most life-altering, heart-wrenching, joy-filled, bone-weary job I’ve ever known … and I LOVE EVERY MINUTE of it. I vividly recall during pregnancy being...
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This weekend marks the celebration of Father’s Day. For many women, this is a time to honor the man who played the most significant role in her formation as a woman. The fortunate ones can point to a dad who faithfully loved his family and sacrificed to do so. These dads should be honored and...
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I noticed a long time ago that there are heaps of books and blogs devoted to helping us navigate the troubled waters of dating, marriage, and family relationships, but no one is telling us how to steer through the rocky seas of wounded friendships. How do we handle the awkwardness that arises over a broken...
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Sitting all alone in my first post-college, single-girl apartment, the truth dawned on me: Life, as I’d known it, was over.  Jesus was changing everything. No longer was I the party girl, going out to bars at night with friends with whom I shared the lofty goal of getting hammered and meeting hot guys. Now,...
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