Time out for a “Beauty Treatment”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Time out for a “Beauty Treatment”

By Julie Pearson, Founder of Gap Gals Ministry – I can spend a lot of time and money trying to make myself beautiful and attractive. My trip to the beauty salon is no short encounter; sometimes it takes up to three hours. The time (and money) I spend getting dolled up is no comparison to my husband’s trip to the barber. Seriously, my husband can probably receive ten haircuts for the price of one cut, color and manicure for me! Ouch! Why do we women choose to...

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Intentionally Loved by a Good, Good Father

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Blog |

Intentionally Loved by a Good, Good Father

By Linda Mayer – We are coming upon Valentine’s Day, the season of love. So when I started to think about what to write, naturally my thoughts turned toward the ultimate love, the love of God the Father toward us. Some friends of my family have a genetically inherited disease. My friend saw first-hand with her grandpa and momma the terrible effects of this disease. After being married for several years, my friends decided that they did not want to pass on this...

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The One Word Prayer

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

The One Word Prayer

By Kathryn Leonard – Every year-end we begin to reflect. We often realize that things we had hoped to accomplish are still on the to-do list. There are joys we are grateful for and things we regret. There may have been losses that still resonate deeply in our hearts. There have been victories that encouraged us. As we transition to the New Year, we often focus our attention on resolutions that will fix what didn’t go well the year before. My relationships are...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Happy New Year!

By Cyndi Clark – It’s January 2016, time for all the overachievers of the world to sit and reflect on the previous year and set goals, (or dare I say “resolutions”) for the New Year. But don’t let the thought of setting goals for 2016 get you down. The very wise CS. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” If that doesn’t inspire you, how about these words from another great philosopher, “You have brains in your head. You...

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Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave

By Linda K. Mayer – A story was told about a little girl who called her mother into the bathroom one evening.  She was crying as she told her mother that she needed her help.  Apparently she got a small knot in her long, beautiful hair about a week previously and she couldn’t get it out.  Not wanting to bother her mother with such a small thing, she let it go and now, about a week later, her hair was in such a tangled mess that she didn’t know what to do!...

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TRAIN INSTEAD OF TRY

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Blog | 4 comments

TRAIN INSTEAD OF TRY

By Julie Pearson, Founder of Gap Gals Ministry –   I get exhausted by TRYING to make things happen in my life! TRYING to stay in shape and eating healthy, TRYING to stay positive when my mind fights the negative, TRYING to have a better relationship with my husband and kids, TRYING to achieve and reach a level of success. TRY, TRY, TRY!! For most of us, it was engrained in us as children to “try harder” when circumstances don’t go our way. I...

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The Life of a Junk Drawer

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Blog | 4 comments

The Life of a Junk Drawer

by Melissa Hale – We all have a “catch-all drawer” in our home. Maybe you have one in every room or maybe multiple drawers in a room! Don’t feel bad; I cannot judge. This is a picture of the “junk drawer” in my kitchen after I recently cleaned it. Want to hear something embarrassing!? I never cleaned out that drawer in the 12 years I have lived in our home! Yuck. Using a red solo cup to scoop out the clutter, I filled one whole grocery...

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