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Thank you, New Mexico!

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to the wonderful women who were at my New Mexico retreat this weekend! I was so blessed to get to be with you all … you made me laugh & cry & I learned a bunch too. Thank you, especially, for the beautiful cards!! Your words were a true encouragement to me …

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Mediating the Miserable Christian Marriage

I thought that some of you might be interested in seeing the outline that Pastor Jason and I prepared for our workshop last week on Mediating the Miserable Christian Marriage. I think I’ll have the CD of our talk available one of these days, but in the interim, here you are! God bless! And may we all grow to reflect …

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Courage & Grace (HT BrittleCrazyGlass!)

Totally worth one minute of your time to scoot on over to BrittleCrazyGlass and read this post by Molly: Courage and Grace Well said, dear sister! Preach it, Molly!

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Oh my STARS! But she was MAD at me …

Quick post from the Salt Lake City WorldClub … I’m hoping that typing this out will release some of the adrenaline that is COURSING through my body!! Because I just spent pretty much an entire one hour flight sitting next to a FURIOUS woman!!! Yes, yes … it really was MY fault because: I spilled a little WATER on her! …

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We were on television!

Fred took the afternoon off yesterday and we went on a family “adventure” (to quote Soph). (Basically, we just had a picnic lunch at Riverfront Park and then enjoyed lots of playtime feeding ducks, walking & singing in the woods, skipping rocks in the Yellowstone River, and stopping for ice cream on the way home.) But our super-fun BIG NEWS …

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Could we just stop being MEAN? (Well said, Randy Alcorn!)

We were all tremendously blessed by Randy Alcorn’s plenary Friday evening at The Peacemaker Conference. He spoke on many passages of Scripture and humbly, gently reminded us all of our calling to live in “complete unity” (John 17) and “love each other” (John 13) as brothers and sisters in Christ. He then went on to share a specific case study …

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Peacemaker Conference Friday AM Plenary – Rev. Dr. Nakah

Oh! I just can’t do justice to Dr. Nakah’s sweet, painful retelling of the FURY that he and his (then-fiance, now-wife) experienced when they sought her parents’ blessing on their engagement. His wife was from a ROYAL TRIBE and he was, most decidedly, NOT. In Africa, this was simply unacceptable. (“You don’t contaminate royal blood!!!!!”) Her mother looked her in …

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Blogging from the Peacemaker Conference!

OK … I’m trying to give myself a little grace even though I’ve been quite a FAILURE at blogging “live” from the Peacemaker Conference … But I have learned a thing or two: 1. It’s hard to blog a conference when you’re SPEAKING during every single workshop slot; and 2. It’s really hard to blog when you’re ASLEEP. 🙂 !! …

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Oh my STARS! But this was FUN …

At our friend/prayer group this morning, I made the off-hand comment that I was FASCINATED by my friend’s super-cool-very-rectangular PURSE and, if she was ever comfortable sharing, I would LOVE to know what was in it. She immediately started to unpack it and show us what was in every pocket & zippered area & velcro’d section. It was SO fun! …

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How to respond to gossip …

Our church is going through The Peacemaking Church Small Group Study (based on the Bible–and Ken Sande’s book The Peacemaker) and wow! Is it great! If it’s been awhile since you’ve read The Peacemaker–or if you never have done so–I hope you’ll consider not only reading the book but doing so in the context of a small group Bible study. …

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