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Slave to Daughter: Made Like Martha

Slave to Daughter: Made Like Martha Welcome to Week #6 of the Made Like Martha Mobile Book Club. We are so glad that you are here. Today we are talking about a theme found in Chapter 6.  The very first time I met Katie M. Reid we talked about Martha.  Martha, Martha, Martha…  how can someone so efficient, so committed, so justified in her ways, be wrong?  And if she was wrong, was her very creation wrong?  And if so, …

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Girls in SUVs Talking Out Loud to Jesus: How to Perfect Your Prayer Life

Girls in SUVs Talking Out Loud to Jesus: How to Perfect Your Prayer Life I know.  It has been a while.  I opened my laptop and stared at the blank screen for what seemed an eternity. A writer can get caught up in a personal head game of writer’s block and easily confuse it with early onset dementia. I may have both. Dementia and writer’s block that is… or I may be having some kind of crisis, midlife or otherwise.  …

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Praying the Wrong Prayers: How to Talk to the Father

Praying the Wrong Prayers: How to Talk to the Father It is late; I might have blogger’s remorse in the morning.  It is the walk of shame many a female blogger has walked, the morning after the epiphany; “Crap, did I hit publish?  Where is my bra? Oh no… did I order pizza…are those Snicker’s wrappers?” Back off, I never promised you a health and wellness blog.  Alas, I am awake, and words are fresh… and I have not been …

When Life Gives You Lemons… Pucker Up Buttercup 15 tire
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When Life Gives You Lemons… Pucker Up Buttercup

When Life Gives You Lemons… Pucker Up Buttercup Oh, my stars. I don’t think I can make lemonade or lemon pie, or lemon… anything but fresh tears. It can’t get any messier.  Actually, if that is a challenge to the universe, what I meant to say was, UNCLE! White flag. Tap out. Remember the Alamo… It has been one thing after another… after another. Also, another. And I could list the madness, but it starts with my husband has been …

Closed Doors, Open Windows:  If God Were My Handy Man I Would've Fired Him Already
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Closed Doors, Open Windows:  If God Were My Handy Man I Would’ve Fired Him Already

Closed Doors, Open Windows:  If God Were My Handy Man I Would’ve Fired Him Already I am not a huge fan of the saying, “God won’t close a door without opening a window.” I mean, it’s a lovely thought.  That He, the God of all, is up on high organizing bigger and better things…  with a Phillip’s Head screwdriver and a can of WD-40. If only. Yes, If only there was a mechanical explanation for why all the hinges on …

A Jesus Girl's Guide to Soul Care: A Pedicure for the Soul
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A Jesus Girl’s Guide to Soul Care: A Pedicure for the Soul

A Jesus Girl’s Guide to Soul Care: A Pedicure for the Soul If I tripped and fell on the impossibly tiny Vietnamese manicurist, as I climbed into the indulgent massage/Chinese torture/space chair, she’d die. Instantly.  When I get a pedicure, I feel like a giant.  Every inch of my Scottish-Norwegian-Nordic-Goddess village pillaging size 9 ¾ … fine – size ten feet have got to make the Eastern folk question their safety. Also, their hourly wage.  And I don’t know what …