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Dear Husband…{how to start and sustain a ministry (& a woman) for life}

When we believe in people for who they presently are, and invest in people in who they can potentially be --- we make imprints, change lives, carve history, and sustain a ministry that outlasts natural lives.

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When You Feel Like You’ve Got Big Shoes to Fill & You Don’t Quite Cut It For the Job

Every call in life; whether in the creche, or in the classroom or in the courtroom is always a call to plumb the depth of the Father's love for us.

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How to live the rest of your life burning on instead of midway burning out

So it's been a busy year... The clock  keeps ticking, and your calendar keeps filling up. The work comes right up piling,  and these kids, they're growing taller by the day. And yeah, for every sticky relationship that requires pruning, you feel like your heart could be shredded into a million pieces. And for all the emotional messes you've committed, these too, they… Continue reading How to live the rest of your life burning on instead of midway burning out

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Self Control

Post by The Husband “Self-control” – This term seems to be an oxymoron. It would seem natural that one would be in control of oneself. I mean, if there is one “self”, then there must be only one will that controls anything, and if there is one will, then there must only be one will… Continue reading Self Control

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Happiness

Post by The Husband Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me”. If you think about the next 24 hours, what are you looking forward to most? I think that this question draws out what truly brings us happiness, and this will determine the quality of our happiness (and therefore whether joy exists… Continue reading Happiness

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How feeling bad may not change a thing

...Yes, I am guilty of this too - many times stopping short of just feeling bad without letting the heart really gets it - the wrong done against God, the injustice done against others, and the price I've gotta pay for my own mistakes...but fully admitting that my sin breaks His heart, and gathering courage to walk… Continue reading How feeling bad may not change a thing

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The Dance of Trust

So here we are --- rounding up the first full term of school, finishing up the first quarter of a brand new year, gearing up for the joyful time away ahead, and Kathy Troccoli—- she’s singing this song, beckoning me to pause and praise, inviting me to stop and drink, comforting me to trust and rest. I want… Continue reading The Dance of Trust

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how to sing your soul large when everything seems so small, so out of tune

When we both stumbled into the church's kitchen that Sunday morning, both hunting for that caffeine fix, I knew that there were simply gonna be days just like this... Days when you feel like tearing your hair apart. Days that make you wanna stop whatever you're doing and change lane, even midway. Days that are short though they feel so long.… Continue reading how to sing your soul large when everything seems so small, so out of tune

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The One Habit that Will Make You Happy as A Family

So when the preacher talked about the importance of meditating on the Word of God today, I closed my eyes and squeezed my palms tight and tried to take it all in, my husband thinking that I had dozed off during a Sunday morning service. "Meditating on the word of God" he said, "is revolutionary. It will give… Continue reading The One Habit that Will Make You Happy as A Family

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When You’ve Gotta Choose between Pleasure or Purity

...so Average Joe isn't that average after all... the moment I met him some 17 years ago, I was blown away by the imprints of God's greatness all over his life. This gifted young man has blessed so many in the Body of Christ. His heart of compassion for people, his love for strong and effective preaching of the Gospel and his… Continue reading When You’ve Gotta Choose between Pleasure or Purity

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How to Live the Days of Your Youth and Be Certain of an Uncertain Future

...So we ate and sat in the company of about 20 of you tonight. And what can we say? --Thank you-- It was a wonderful time, a memorable fellowship, an amazing connection...and to think that we had flown out so that we can be with you tonight?, that is amazing 🙂 And really,---you are at a very important junction of… Continue reading How to Live the Days of Your Youth and Be Certain of an Uncertain Future

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How to Have the Perfect Rest for Your Overworked Soul

So the two girls came running to me, hand in hand, and gasping for air, they asked for permission if they could ride the horses together...these two girls are cousins-born-sisters, and I'm sure they would spend every waking moments talking if they could, and they leaped happy when I nodded to them with a big yes… Continue reading How to Have the Perfect Rest for Your Overworked Soul

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How to Train the Heart to March to the Drumbeat of Faith

Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (John 6:29) Technology may run life efficient, but how does one oil the mechanics of the soul, often given to worry? We hopped onto the plane and flew some 1800 miles, jumped into the car and drove a further 4… Continue reading How to Train the Heart to March to the Drumbeat of Faith

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The Truth About Making Jesus the Centre of It All

"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day. The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to… Continue reading The Truth About Making Jesus the Centre of It All