Proverbs 31 Ministries

Holding on Through Heartbreak

Holding on Through Heartbreak

“The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7 (NIV)

We’ve all felt the sting of deep hurts, disappointments and how we thought life would be. But even though I’ve experienced devastation firsthand, ..

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The Great Divide Between Faith and Action

The Great Divide Between Faith and Action

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

Recently, I received a phone call from the pediatrician’s office notifying me that my 2-year-old daughter is scheduled to meet with a surgeon. T..

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Coming Apart at the “Seems”

Coming Apart at the “Seems”

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)

I sat outside on our back deck, vigorously stirring my iced tea with a striped straw, until the ice cubes formed a tiny whirlpool in my glass.

But my mid-day b..

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A Serious Case of Envy

A Serious Case of Envy

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)

My friend Carla always had a knack for decorating her home and m..

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I Wish My Husband Were More Like Hers

I Wish My Husband Were More Like Hers

“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV)

Every week, my friend would share with me how absolutely wonderful her husband was.

Each evening, when her husband came home from work, he would help cook dinner, wash the dishes, ..

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The Pathway to Humility

The Pathway to Humility

“He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.” Deuteronomy 8:3 (NIV)..

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The Pathway to Humility

The Pathway to Humility

“He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.” Deuteronomy 8:3 (NIV)..

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True Love Does Exist

True Love Does Exist

“The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” 1 John 4:8 (NASB)

True love: quite possibly the most beautiful, powerful, amazing, confusing, misapplied, and overused words ever spoken.

We’ve witnessed our fair share of fiery roman..

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A Better Way to Look at Disappointment

A Better Way to Look at Disappointment

“Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, ‘Friends, haven’t you any fish?’ ‘No,’ they answered.” John 21:4-5 (NIV)

Everywhere I look, people are celebrating their suc..

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The Day I Discovered I Was Rich

The Day I Discovered I Was Rich

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6-7 (N..

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