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Marian Jordan Ellis
Nothing says summer vacay like plunging into a good fiction book while lounging by a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, my everyday life is so busy that taking the time to read fiction proves a luxury. Sure, I’m always reading something, but mainly I spend my time in the non-fiction world, in order to prepare for teaching...
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Four Truths I’ve Learned About Marriage on our 10th Wedding Anniversary “‘Haven’t you read,’ Jesus replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they...
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How the Shield of Faith Helps us Overcome Disappointment  News arrived that I’d been waiting on for months. But, unfortunately, the answer was not the one I had hoped to hear. To say that I was bitterly disappointed is an understatement. After long months of waiting for an answer, my dream was crushed. To hope...
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As the mother of a five-year-old girl, I watched my fair share of princess movies during the pandemic. Hours trapped indoors made me quite thankful we live in a day when streaming channels are a reality. While I’m careful about my daughter’s screen time, there were several days when a good fairytale saved my sanity....
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Rejoicing in God While 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 because I know you get...
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Is that guilt conviction of sin or condemnation of the enemy? I’d blown it. I said something that I couldn’t take back. As soon as I uttered the sentence, I regretted it. My words were unnecessary, not helpful, and certainly weren’t kind. My words failed the litmus test outlined in Ephesians for the kind of...
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New Series: Passport to Freedom is now on YouTube Do you feel like you’re in bondage to shame, insecurity, anxiety, anger, or an addiction? Do you long to experience more of the abundant life? The good news is that Jesus came to set captives free! But what is this freedom, and how do we experience...
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Cultivating a Lifestyle of Prayer The familiar ring alerted me that a text message awaited me. Opening my phone, I read an update from a colleague. The news was good but required immediate prayer. Running out the back door, I searched for my husband. I wanted to share the information with him and ask that...
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The Best Daily Devotional Books It’s that time of year when everyone talks about goal setting, resolutions, and making 2021 the BEST YEAR EVER. It’s time for a new beginning, and I am here for it! One area that many of us need a fresh start is our spiritual lives. We know that prioritizing time...
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IS YOU SOUL RUNNING ON EMPTY? How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:1 Regardless if we realize it or not, our souls thirst for the Presence of God. Why? Because we are hard-wired...
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