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The Power of the Lord’s Prayer

The Power of the Lord’s Prayer

For years, every time I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t fall back to sleep because of waves of raging thoughts, I would recite the Lord’s Prayer and think through verse by verse. It is a powerful way to center my mind back to the peace of the Spirit....

The Metamorphosis of Heart

The Metamorphosis of Heart

With all my children in school, and now that we finished the moving process, I finally have some time to go back to my passion — oil painting. I have several old paintings that I did years ago. When I look at them now, I felt something was lacking... how could I make...

The Confidence of Love

The Confidence of Love

“Time for school!” I used my most cheerful voice, trying to get my three children out of the car at the parking lot as smoothly as possible. As I turned around, my three years old clung to his seat and looked at me defiantly. “Not this again!” I said to myself....

Marriage is Worth Work Hard for

Marriage is Worth Work Hard for

There was a season our marriage was hard. It never got into a bad place, but there was a lot of tension and stress. It was the first year our twins were born. I remember the days and nights all tangled together. On top of that, I was trying to breastfeed them and had...

Six-Day Prayer Challenge for Husbands

Six-Day Prayer Challenge for Husbands

Trust me, the most important thing we can do for our marriages is pray. By praying for our loved ones, we are acting as their intercessor to God. In the meantime, we are also purifying our own hearts, chipping away at the selfishness that comes so naturally to...

Leave Yesterday’s Junk Behind

Leave Yesterday’s Junk Behind

We recently moved to a new place. When my friends asked me how the move was going, I kept saying: I wish I hadn’t accumulated so much stuff! I have beauty samples that I never got to try on; plastic cups and bowls I wouldn’t use in a million years. Not to mention all...

When solitude brings us down

When solitude brings us down

My MOPS moms group had a fun night out planned yesterday. We were going to meet for dinner, then head over to the church to make a vision board. (A collage of images and words on a panel for motivation purposes.) But I was physically tired and mentally exhausted by...