Proverbs 31 Ministries

Forget About It

“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12 (ESV) In the midst of a heated conflict do you ever get historical? Not hysterical, as in acting totally out-of-control … but historical. As in bringing up the past; reliving and rehashing former wrongdoings and offenses. “You’ll

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Hide and Seek

“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29 (NIV) During my childhood, one of my most memorable times was during the long, hot days of summer. Each evening, the neighborhood kids and I went

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Living in the Light

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) Fearful. Betrayed. Abandoned. Unwanted. Unloved. Unworthy. Words that formed shadows from a past that would haunt me for

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Getting Unstuck from My Thinking Rut

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV) Have you ever had the thought, “What’s the use? I’m just a stuffer.” Or, “What’s the

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A One-Cup Life

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens …” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV) Flour dusted shirts, sticky hands and happy faces gathered in my kitchen for an afternoon of baking. The counters were covered with bowls, spoons and ingredients as my young daughters eagerly helped with the culinary creation

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Gossip

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NIV 1984) We hadn’t seen each other in a few weeks so I was excited to catch up on my friend’s life. Arriving at the restaurant we hugged, took

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Why I Wear a Toe Ring

“Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.” 1 Peter 2:16 (NIV) I remember begging my mom to get my ears pierced. I was in 5th grade and only one other girl in my class had hole-less lobes. I pleaded my case. “But Mooooooom!

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Renewing My Vows

“Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” Psalm 50:14-15 (NIV) As a young girl I wanted desperately to be thin. Instead, I was the “chunky girl” on the swim team, the slightly

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Mastering the Waves of Adversity

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!” Psalm 46:1-3 (NLT) My son and his friend made an excited dash

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