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Just a few more thoughts on our struggle against worshipping food …

Remember! Sometimes we really do need to legitimately rest and withdraw a bit (especially for those of us who are introverted by temperament). But every time we withdraw from something, we ALWAYS withdraw TO something. Oh that we might withdraw to GOD and learn to rest in godly, righteous, faith-full ways! (Rather than compounding our exhaustion with the burden of …

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Look for themes …

I was reviewing my pastor (Alfred Poirier’s) teaching on the “three trees” and I was reminded of an important point when we are striving to lay hold of Christ especially regarding our besetting sins and habitual, ruling lusts … Pastor Alfred (www.RMCCMontana.org) reminded us to look for themes … when you don’t get what you want, how do you typically …

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For my SINGLE gals! (and others too)

Almost every time I teach, I have the privilege of sharing fellowship, prayer, and sometimes a few tears with godly, wonderful, loving, beautiful, Spirit-filled, biblical-thinking single women who do not feel a specific calling to singleness, but who are striving to trust in the Lord and rest in His grace whether they are unmarried or married. (I’m picturing three such …

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Struggling with Guilt???

Today I received an email from a woman and my silly email is on the fritz! so I can only receive but not respond. Eek! I didn’t want her to think that I didn’t care, however, and so I hope that she won’t mind me posting her note here (with all identifying information removed) and my response. I’ll call her …

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Are you a “Reconciling Stalker”??

Yesterday, I had a challenging, interesting, and fun email exchange with a woman who was trying to reconcile to a good friend. It had been years since they had even spoken with one another and she was feeling convicted about some of the “logs” in her eye and wondering whether she should contact her estranged friend and make an apology. …

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Can’t send your gifts without your ADDRESSES!!

Hi FrapprMap friends!!!! I’m SO excited to send out my little “thanks for joining my FrapprMap” gifts/prizes … but I don’t know how to reach some of you. Eeek! For the following FrapprMap pals … if you’d like your gift, please email me (tara “at” tarabarthel “dot” com) and let me know your snail-mail address: – Julie B from MD …

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How can I submit when I know he’s WRONG?!

I am preparing a new teaching to be presented at a women’s leadership conference for my denomination (the Presbyterian Church in America). Here is a brief description: ‘But How Can I Submit When I Know He is Wrong!?’—Biblical Conflict Resolution Involving Authority Relationships: We know from Scripture and our own Book of Church Order, that we are called to ‘seek …

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Join my Map & Win a Prize!

In a silly effort to “entice” people to put themselves on my FrapprMap (just scroll down the right side of my blog), I hereby promise to send the first 50 people who put themselves on my FrapprMap some sort of “valuable” prize. (A copy of my book, “Peacemaking Women,” or a 5-CD set recording of my standard women’s retreat on …

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Welcome FamilyLife Listeners!

Hello to the FamilyLife Listeners who are checking out my blog! (If you missed the broadcasts on peacemaking women, you can listen online at FamilyLife.com.) I hope that you enjoy reading my past writings (you can search by topic or by any key words) and also that you consider adding yourself to my FrapprMap so we can see where you …

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My snare …

You know … one of the recurring temptations in my life … one of the snares I struggle with on a daily basis is this: “I deserve this.” I know it sounds so stupid when I say it out loud like this (or write it on a blog!) … but the truth is, when I am tempted to sin and …

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