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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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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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We live in a world fascinated with followers, likes, and platform. In this age where many women are striving to build a brand, it is easy for a Redeemed Girl to lose her focus on what is truly valuable in God’s eyes and what matters for eternity. My friend Kitty Hurdle has served with Cru...
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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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In the midst of one of the many sleepless stretches I’ve experienced this past year, a dear friend came over to help and said words that have defined this new season of life. She looked at my sleep-deprived and un-showered state and said, “Ain’t no ‘hood’ like the motherhood.” As her funny play on words...
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“To live with desire is to choose vulnerability over self-protection; to admit our desire and seek help beyond ourselves is even more vulnerable. It is an act of trust. In other words, those who know their desire and refuse to kill it, or refuse to act as though they don’t need help, they are the...
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It all started quite suddenly. One day I felt like an 18-wheeler smacked me, leaving me completely depleted of energy and strength.  For real, I’ve never felt so exhausted in my entire life. I didn’t know what was happening as I crawled to bed every night at 7pm, because I couldn’t hold my eyes open....
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