• I Can’t Do That. . .Or Can I?

    Sometimes life is full of “I Can’ts.” It’s much easier to quit than try. Below is an excerpt from chapter eight of my book, “I’m Too Young To Be This Old,” where I share a time when...

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  • Jesus the Healer and Women

    Ever since I taught the Gospels of Matthew and John when I was a teaching leader with Bible Study Fellowship, I’ve loved looking at how Jesus relates to women. I want to share some quick thoughts from...

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  • Why Slow Down?

    Because living with too much on your plate has a negative effect on your life: Physically: studies show that running on adrenaline (which is the chemical that powers your ability to keep going) is harmfulto your health...

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    Will God Let Me Down?

    “How can I trust God? My own father was….” Tears filled Jennie’s eyes as she recounted a life of abuse. Listening, I felt the Lord urging me to share a Scripture with her. “I sense your soul...

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    Five Ways to Avoid Strife

    I’ve been reading in 1 and 2 Timothy this past week and have been struck by Paul’s teaching on strife. Because it is so human to get irritated, annoyed, and totally frustrated with people from time to...

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  • I’m Too Young to Be This Old! Surviving and Thriving in the Muddled Middle Years

    By Poppy Smith – Chapter 1 – What’s Happening to Me? “What are those things under my eyes?” I wailed, peering into the bathroom mirror. “Festoons,” Jim, my doctor-husband, pronounced matter-of-factly. Holding his razor in mid-air like...

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    Will You Still Love Me When I’m. . .

    A woman reading I’m Too Young to Be This Old commented, “In chapter four, you asked the question that often I want to ask my husband: Will you still love me when I’m. . .and then I...

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    Eight Qualities of a Model Believer

    Reading l Thessalonians recently, I was struck by a phrase the Apostle Paul made in the first chapter of this book. He said that the believers in Thessalonica were a “model” to all the other Christians in...

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  • Nine Keys to Thriving Through the Holidays!

    Did you know that Thriving is an attitude? It’s a choice? It’s a perspective on life that enables you to look up, even in tough times? And it’s a way of living that God wants for you?...

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