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My Guest Post on Devotional Diva

Today, I am a guest blogger on Devotional Diva. Read my post “When It’s Easier to Declare Defeat“. Have you ever declared self-defeat rather than leaning on faith? This is my story about what God has taught me through pregnancy and the miracles He creates every day! Thank you to my friend, Renee Fisher, for … Continue reading

Guest Post – Living Like a Christian

Guest Post by Veronica: Returning for a second time on WordsByMara is my friend and co-worker, Veronica. Today she is sharing her testimony and story of coming to faith. Our relationship with God is constantly growing and needs tender care. I pray that you are encouraged by Veronica’s story. — Blessed to have been raised … Continue reading

Guest Post – Precious Christmas Moments

Guest Post by Jenny Lorton – I’m excited to introduce Jenny as the guest blogger again today. She has become a regular and I’m thankful for her willingness to share these stories. Today, Jenny gives her perspective on being a step-parent and the difficulties that come with it. She explains that building relationships aren’t always … Continue reading

Guest Post – The Meaning of Christmas

Guest Post by Teryn O’Brien – I am thrilled to introduce you to a woman that has become a very good friend, even though we’ve never met in person. I connected with Teryn on Twitter and through a mutual friend in the online Christian community. She helped me through a personal loss of a friend … Continue reading

Book Review – Shackled Lily by T.L. Gray

T.L. Gray contacted me in the summer about reviewing her 2nd book in the 3-part Winsor Series. If you missed my review on her first book “Shattered Rose”, please check it out here. One of the best features of a 3-part book series is that you get to learn more about these characters that you’ve … Continue reading

Somebody is Always Watching

I am from a town that is quiet and conservative. We wear green and gold on Sunday’s and say hello to strangers. We help our neighbors and speak kindly to one another. We are friends with people that have good values and respect for each other. As a Christian and wife, I try not to … Continue reading

Christian Fighting

Getting into a disagreement with another Christian can often be more frustrating than the initial issue or problem itself. It’s okay to disagree and to share different perspectives, but it’s the way that we choose to handle it that matters the most. I’ve seen it happen and have been in the midst of some rather … Continue reading

Guest Post – Testimony of Prison

Guest Post by Kathy Eselhorst:  I met Kathy unofficially over email. She was grateful to read my post about a cousin serving time in prison. Kathy felt compelled to share her story. I hope that you find encouragement in her story. Though we all make mistakes, it’s important to know that we receive forgiveness through … Continue reading

My Thoughts on Faith

  Faith is the ability to believe what you cannot see.  It is the ability to press on and trust in God’s Word and Truth.  Faith is knowing that despite your circumstance… God will bless you.  It is delighting in the trial and thanking God for our troubles.  While the Lord is polishing and molding … Continue reading

How to Overcome Trials

Until recent years, I thought the biggest trial of my life was going to begin and end with my motorcycle accident in 2005. Since it was such a long process to recover, I selfishly hoped that the Lord would never put me through something like that again. Wrong. Trials aren’t about who we are or … Continue reading