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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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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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“The time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths” (2 Timothy 4:3–4)...
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It is hard to fathom Easter is this weekend. First of all, where did March go? Second of all, I honestly thought winter would drag on FOREVER! Seriously, I wanted to call winter a cab and send her home. (She was beginning to embarrass herself.) But I digress… spring is here!   Breathe in the...
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“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 Called. That word carries with it a dual weight of responsibility and identity. First of all, how do I know if am called? Secondly, what am I called...
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Chick flicks capture the frenzy, and newsstands are littered with the evidence: Women are flat-out wedding crazy. The wedding industry is a billion-dollar business. Many women are obsessed with being a bride. So much so that there are now television shows, magazines, professional planners, stylists, designers, photographers, and personal wedding websites all clamoring to deliver...
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There is a war raging over sex. It’s hard not to notice the uproar occurring in the media today as women across the globe speak up and say, “Enough is enough!” Whether it is the sexual abuse of children, the horrific sex trafficking industry, or the myriads of unwanted sexual encounters reported, fractured souls are...
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