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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2008’

Evaluating Organizations

Recently, at one of my booktables, a woman asked me about a certain ministry. Apparently, she had met some people who were affiliated with this organization and they just despised it. They thought it was a “cult” and “intrusive” and boy! They just didn’t have anything good to say about it. The woman was careful in her speech and seemed …

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Robbing the Cradle …

Well … for the next ten days, my dear Steady Freddy officially robs the cradle and enjoys being married to a “younger woman.” Happy 38th Birthday, Fred! You make me deliriously happy. Your devoted wifey, Tara

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Family Vacation Advice (HT: PureChurch & CJ Mahaney)

Thanks, Pastor Anyabwile (PureChurch), for linking to these great articles by C.J. Mahaney on family vacations: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 (Updated on 5/31 with the third and final installment from Pastor Mahaney. Last night I asked Fred if he would please read these articles and help us to prepare for some upcoming trips we have as a family. …

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Henry Alford (HT: JollyBlogger & Pyromaniacs)

Wow. There is just SO much I don’t even know ANYTHING about! Do you know of this great man: Henry Alford? I sure didn’t. But I want to learn more about him. Apparently he was brilliant–but listen to just one paragraph describing him (emphasis added): “Nor was he merely an arid academic. When he was sixteen, Alford wrote in his …

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Daily Devotional Recommendations?

A recent blog commenter asked me if I had any recommendations for a good daily devotional book … and I thought I’d pitch the question up to a real post and ask for your advice too. What daily devotional books would you recommend as being particularly encouraging and edifying in your walk with the Lord? We have been reading John …

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Thanks for Pursuing Me, Hubby Fred

Fred did a great job of not giving up on me yesterday. I was grouchy and hormonal. I felt tired, scared, and overwhelmed. Pretty much the last thing I wanted to do was work hard to reconnect with my beloved husband, Fred. But he pursued me and didn’t give up. We had a quiet family day. We ran errands together–donated …

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If only my church were like YOUR church, Tara …

So … do you think I ever hear comments like THIS after women hear me speak at an event or watch my DVDs/read my book? “If ONLY my church were like YOUR church, Tara … but it’s NOT!” “Your leaders sound SO GREAT … but my leaders don’t shepherd like that. Maybe I should leave my church.” I do. I …

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(last few copies!) FREE 5-CD Set from my standard women’s retreat …

I’m just about to box up my 5-CD sets (“Women and Peacemaking–A Journey of Grace”) and send them off. But I still have a few copies available. Wouldn’t you like to send them to a missionary or friend or donate a set to your local Crisis Pregnancy Center or Homeless Shelter? Well … all you have to do is review …

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Created for Community (HT: Paul Tripp)

Another great read by Paul Tripp: Created for Community I encourage you to read the entire article and I’ll tempt you with just a few excerpts (emphasis mine–don’t miss the bold paragraph!): “People are created for community. We are made in the likeness of a God who not only is committed to community and calls us to community, but is …

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Pink Baseball Gloves are Cool!

Ahhhh … daddies and their little girls … Hope you’re having a wonderful night too!

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