UW Book Review – The Power Of A Praying Wife

At the beginning of April I picked up The Power Of A Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian.  It has 30 short chapters – a perfect challenge to read one a day for a month – each one a different topic encouraging wives to pray for their husbands.  The title alone empowers wives, prompting them to take action in protecting their family!  The writing style is very comprehensible, making it a very easy read.  Stormie took 30 topics that are faced in marriage and provides a guided prayer for each one.  She also includes “Power Tools” – awesome verses – that reinforce why we need to keep God in the center of our marriage, why prayer is an important part of that, why praying for husbands

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Inspiration – Love & Steadfastness

This verse, 2 Thessalonians 3:5,  is a cornerstone for a healthy marriage.  We need to abide in God daily.  Seeking and pursuing a personal relationship with God gives us understanding to the depths of love and reveals the capacity we have to love ourselves and others.  We need to be steadfast – fixed or unchanging; steady; firmly loyal or constant; unswerving – we need to be steadfast in our relationship with our Savior!  Allow God to direct your heart, allow transformation, allow refining, allow His LOVE to fill your heart… in this you will find the overwhelming capacity and desire to LOVE your husband:)

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Iceberg Right Ahead

There is a particular movie that came out when I was entering into the maturation process of womanhood. It heightened all my senses, tapped into every emotion and captivated my heart. With two beautifully strong screen performers and a really tragic story, it retold an epic event in history from the perspective of two young kids falling in love. Have you figured it out? Perhaps by the blog title alone? If you have sat through the movie as many times as I have you wouldn’t hesitate to shout it out… I’m talking about Titanic, starring the always lovely Kate Winslet and the first guy to ever steal my heart, Leonardo DiCaprio. It was just a crush:) It was just on TV the other day. It

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Wednesday Rant – Cupcake Wars

Unfortunately this post is not about the show Cupcake Wars from the Food Network, although writing about such decedent masterpieces sounds enticing.  Rather, I feel led to share more on the negative side of those tasty treats and the war they rage in the work place. I have been working in childcare since I turned 18.  I have a passion for teaching and empowering young children to discover the world around them.  However, if there is one thing I can say I despise about working with children, I wouldn’t hesitate to answer birthdays! It seems like there is a birthday party every day of the year and do you know what the number one way to celebrate a birthday is…CUPCAKES!  Whether homemade, chocolate, vanilla, confetti,

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Overcoming Health Issues & Adversity Through God’s Love

There is a couple in our church who were faced with a huge challenge early on in their relationship. At service on Sunday they played a video that shared their testimony; tears fell, laughs were belted and a standing ovation was given in response to the adversity this couple faced and overcame! Faith carried them through this situation and they give all the glory to God! Please watch the video below and be as encouraged as I was…   Robin has such a great love for Bret… it’s overwhelming! Despite his accident and the injury caused, she stuck by his side. She has an unconditional love for him, just like the unconditional love God has for all of us. I pray that more wives, including

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Wednesday Rant – Michael Scott Leaves The Office

So are you a fan of “The Office”? It’s definitely not a show intended for everyone.  The dry humor, the sarcasm and sometimes downright mean scenes, can’t possibly be liked by everyone.  I know I wasn’t a fan at first!  It took me a good three years to get into…and starting with the first episode it didn’t thrust my interest any.  However, I sat through many more episodes next to my husband and his bad taste in shows.  I especially thought Michael Scott was the worst character on T.V. always telling crude jokes, teasing people and putting the other employees down.  It was really sad to me.  I can’t remember when it was that I actually started enjoying the show myself  – maybe “The Office”

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