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Three Things That Will Help You Remain Strong in Character

The last two weeks we have looked at things that can help us remain strong in character: guarding our heart and guarding our tongue. This week we will look at the third: guarding our time. There’s a great epidemic in our culture today: were busy at being busy. We need to STOP – take control

Three Things That Will Help You Remain Strong in Character

Last week we looked at the first of three things that will help you remain strong in character: guard your heart. This week we look at the second thing: guard your tongue. Think back to a time when you said something that brought a smile to someone’s face.    People can be helped by the words

Three Things That Will Help You Remain Strong in Character

This week I’ll share with you the FIRST of the THREE things that will help you build and remain strong in character. It is said, “The only thing that walks back from the cemetery with the mourners and refuses to be buried is the character of the man.” Character is important - VERY important! In

4 Things I Love About a New Year

I absolutely LOVE the New Year and all that comes with it: new journal filled with blank pages, new planner ready to be filled, new pens and markers, and new empty, fresh files. It’s like preparing for back to school all over again. Organizing, planning, and designing makes me heart happy! After all, doesn’t the

Why I Want to End 2016 Well

I grew up in a musical home – I married a singer/songwriter so music is often a go to for me when I need comfort, when I need to relax or when I want to set the tone. Music is everything!! One thing I learned from my husband is the importance of ending a song

Extraordinary Strategist

Hello all!!  I am so excited to share with you a blog from my dear, Vanessa McGee!!! I knew the first time she shared it with me that I wanted to share it with you. SO GOOD, SO TIMELY!!! Hugs, Marie Extraordinary Strategist Feeling a bit overwhelmed?  Too much to do and not enough time to

For What Are You Preparing?

There’s nothing quite as special as reading a passage of scripture and hearing God speak to your heart. “Better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere.” Some days, especially frosty winter mornings, I love to sit in His presence all day, reading the Bible and then combing through the internet for inspiration that

One of the Most Difficult Lessons I Have Had to Learn

Thank you for letting me inundate your newsfeed with announcements about my book release. This book was birthed out of an act of obedience. It’s been quite a journey; I’ve laughed and I’ve cried through the writes and rewrites of it all. It all started years ago when Kent watered the seed that God had

I’m Thankful for My Village! How About You?

It takes a village!! It’s the TRUTH!!!  There’s NO way we can do this thing called life alone! We need each other – God created it that way. He created us for community and when we don’t have community we’re lonely, isolated, and if we’re not careful we can become bitter, grouchy, critical, and down-right

How To Make A Meatball

How To Make A Meatball by Marie Armenia is a must read. Just saying the name Marie Armenia takes me back so many years. Phil and Marie Armenia have been a part of my life since my young days as a teenager.  I wanted to be just like them when I grew up. They were