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Simplify This Holiday Season

To simplify: to take something potentially overwhelming, exhausting, and draining, and pare it down to what matters most.Simplifying involves our use of time, money, commitments, and the choices we constantly make—and this applies to the Holiday Season also. Here are 5 questions to get you thinking about how…See More
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7 Stages of Abuse

When Dan slapped Wendy for the first time, both of them were shocked. But after it happened repeatedly, Wendy saw that there is a typical pattern that leads to acts of violence.Because women are usually the victims, I’ll refer to the abuser as male.Here’s a brief description of what is known as the “Abuse…See More
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Research about Domestic Violence

Domestic violence shouldn’t ever happen to anyone, but it does.It is never a pleasant subject, and the best solution is to prevent violence before it starts.For more information on news and research about coping with abuse and violence, symptoms, prevention and screening, law and policy, and statistics,…See More
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Domestic Violence Hits the News—AGAIN!

NFL star Ray Rice punched his girlfriend in the head knocking her unconscious. Video displaying his violence is now producing an up-roar, causing him to lose…See More
Sep 18
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8 Sneaky Lies You Might Believe!

We live in a culture that’s hard to resist—who doesn’t want to have more, whether for ourselves or for our families? Who doesn’t struggle with a sense of significance—especially if we aren’t super-moms or highly successful women juggling a ridiculous number of stressful responsibilities and activities?God has a lot to say about how we live and what motivates our choices and life-style.8 Sneaky LiesWhat Is God’s Truth?                                        What Is The Sneaky…See More
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3 Keys to Conquering Regrets

After a bitter divorce, my friend, Pam, whispered, “If only I had understood how to make a relationship work. Maybe my family would still be together.”Guilt gripped Nancy when she thought of her grandmother. “If only I hadn’t neglected her when she was old and lonely,” she confided.Most of us have regrets because none of us is perfect, but how have they affected us? And what do we do nowif we still feel guilty and ashamed?Regrets Have PowerFilled with regrets over some poor choices she had…See More
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Does Holiness Really Matter? {Guest Post}

note from Poppy: My friend, speaker and author, Kathy Howard, has written a challenging article on “Fifty Shades of Gray”. Is “women’s porn” harmless, or is the Holy Spirit calling us to deny our curiosity and seek a pure mind?Here’s what Kathy has to say:Two years ago, the novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” caught the attention of American…See More
Aug 28
Poppy Smith commented on Poppy Smith's blog post Trusting His Wisdom in Plan B {Thrive This Summer}
"Thank you for your comment, Debra! "Trusting His Wisdom in Plan B" is actually not a book. It is the title of this book. You are welcome to read about the books I have published on my website: http://www.poppysmith.com/"
Aug 27
debra lindquist commented on Poppy Smith's blog post Trusting His Wisdom in Plan B {Thrive This Summer}
"I would love to read your book 'Trusting His Wisdom In Plan B'.  Are you giving away copies of this book? "
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Trusting His Wisdom in Plan B {Thrive This Summer}

I recently returned from a very special holiday in France that included history, beauty, flower baskets, pastries, and lots of stinky cheese. Yummy!Unfortunately, this once in a lifetime vacation ended in shock! Two hours before take-off I was waiting for the hotel shuttle bus to the airport and discovered that my carry-on bag and smaller handbag tucked inside was GONE! With a sickening feeling, I realized it had been stolen while I was distracted.GONE were my passport, drivers’ license,…See More
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Joyful, Cheerful, Thankful?

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Do you want to be joyful on Thanksgiving Dayand through the holidays? Let me encourage you to remember: It begins with YOU, not what you have or what your house looks like or how your turkey turns out!

Here’s a gift from me to…


Jesus, Lead Me...

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

In my last blog, I promised to share an experience that taught me about God’s purposes when we pray and wait for His answer. Here it is.

Five months after stepping down as the Teaching Leader of my local…


Pits are Not Permanent Places

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Do you ever silently mutter God I am so tired of waiting for you to do something! Or do you ask yourself: What is God doing while I’m waiting? I’ve done both!

Probably most of us have also beseeched God to just do something—to show that He’s listening and going to change our situation.

But over time, I’ve learned to reflect on some of God’s ways, and to ask…


Pits are Choosing Places

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Pits are no fun!

They are hard places to be in.

They affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

We don’t get to choose our pits—but we do get to choose our reaction to them.

Working recently on my new retreat series on the life of Joseph, I imagined his cries of bewilderment and fear—the shock and confusion that must have permeated his mind and left him shaking.…


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At 7:37am on May 20, 2012, Nora St.Laurent said…

WELCOME!! I'm SO EXCITED YOU ARE HERE!!! CONTEST LINKS LIVE 19th - 21st. You can enter to win copies of the books on the front page! Enter them all - Interact with the authors!! It's so much fun!

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At 8:42pm on May 19, 2012, Nora St.Laurent said…

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