It Always Starts with a Guy

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For me, every awkward story of miniature crisis starts with “There’s this guy.” It always starts with a guy. I lose focus. I hyperventilate. I freeze mind, body, and soul. It all blitzes in paralysis at once, like a sudden…

Keep On Asking, Seeking and Knocking

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My kids are nothing if they aren’t persistent. I mean right down to the bone “ can I can I can I can I…”. Candy, going outside, a toy from the store, watching videos on my phone, borrowing my paper…

The Greatest Gift

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Most of us enjoy getting gifts from family and friends. We look forward to birthdays and anniversaries with a sense of anticipation of what we might receive. For me, it is not the gift itself that makes me feel special….

Shame

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When we have Jesus, shame shouldn’t exist. Shame hurts, but we don’t need it. Jesus took all of the shame and the hurt away from us. Shame is the one thing that always holds me back. I don’t know what…

The Samaritan Woman on Seeking God

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We know her story well.  She’s the woman who kept husbands that were not her own. The home wrecker.  The floozy. Yet her story is one that shows powerfully the love our Heavenly Father has for us. As we read…

What is coming out of your mouth?

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If you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all! We all grew up with our mothers telling us this, and I’m sure we’ve said this to our own kids at some point. Just think about…

For His Glory, Or Mine?

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I have a tendency of paying it forward. I always keep in the back of mind to do things for others so that someone may repay the favor when I (or even my future children) need it most. A couple…

Conquering Giant Resolutions

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Hi there, I’m new here. Are you new here too? If so, welcome! If you’re a veteran of Daughters of the Deep – welcome to you too! 2018 is a brand new year and it offers us an open door…

His Way is Better

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His Way is Better Have you ever felt like a total failure?  Like you can’t seem to get it right.  Oh sure, for a short time you seem to be doing well.  But before long, you are back where you…

What I’m Learning

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I’m a perfectionist. Oddly, this is a new revelation for me.  I like to think of myself as a lazy perfectionist.  If I choose to do something, I do it to the best of my ability.  I also expect everyone…

A Life of Heavenly Joy

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Recently, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. After a year that was very tumultuous, the only fitting name was Heavenly Joy. I have to be honest, last year brought unexpected deaths, hospital stays, betrayals, and broken friendships. Thus,…

10 Keys to Building Lasting Relationships

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Relationships can be difficult and messy, and marriage is no exception to the rule.  We might fool ourselves into thinking our marriage has nothing to do with leadership/success.  On the contrary, it is everything.  Nothing will undermine our effectiveness faster…