Heather Marshall on August 29th, 2008

My family was in town a few weeks ago on vacation, and my mother brought with her boxes of “stuff” she’d packed up from my old room at her house. (She decided she needed room for a long-arm quilter, so it was time I officially “moved out.”) Of course, my first reaction was, [...]

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Heather Marshall on August 27th, 2008

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled “Training vs Trying“, and at the very end of that post, my husband challenged me to train for a marathon. Well, after watching the women run the Olympic marathon in 2 1/2 hours (running 5:30 minute miles!!) I thought to myself, “Why the HECK would [...]

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Heather Marshall on August 25th, 2008

Pride is a relationship-killer.  Did you know that?  It’s true….
Pride will take your friendships, your marriage, and any other relationship you value, and tear them up into shreds.  In its wake, pride will leave behind hurt, bitterness, destruction, and pain.  Not a pretty picture, is it?
Let’s look at the specifics of what Pride does to [...]

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Heather Marshall on August 21st, 2008

“Pride is a slippery sin,” Leslie Vernick writes in her book, How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong. Often, we don’t even realize it’s there, and by the time we head down that slope, we don’t even know how to get back out.
How does that happen? Well, Satan is a deceiver. [...]

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Heather Marshall on August 19th, 2008

Love is so important! And I’m not talking about the mushy-gushy, lovey-dovey, stars in your eyes romantic love. I’m talking about REAL love, the kind of love that endures through hardship and is strengthened over time. The kind of love that takes care of the terminally ill loved one, forgives the spouse who [...]

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Heather Marshall on August 14th, 2008

… This list changes from week to week, but here’s the top 10 for this week, inspired by the fact that my entire family came down to Ocean City on vacation for the week (I’m talking parents, brother & sister-in-law, nieces, nephew, uncle, cousins - and it’s not over yet!).  And, since I’ve been so [...]

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Heather Marshall on August 11th, 2008

I am blessed with a wonderful marriage. I have a husband who loves God and loves me, and we both strive to be the spouse that God wants us to be. It is not difficult for me to love my husband (even though he can get annoying sometimes!), and it is certainly not [...]

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Heather Marshall on August 8th, 2008

I love watching the Olympics! My favorite summer sports to watch are the gymnastics and the diving. I also enjoy watching the swimming and the track and field events. The muscle tone on those athletes is astounding! They make what they do look so easy!
What we don’t see is the thousands of hours of TRAINING [...]

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Heather Marshall on August 5th, 2008

A few weeks ago, my husband was filming a movie. Actually, he was acting in it, and I had the privilege of being an extra. The setting was a cafe, so I thought it would be appropriate for me to be reading a book during the scene, but unfortunately I had forgotten my [...]

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Heather Marshall on August 2nd, 2008

Today’s post will address the criticism that wives will face when they decide to fulfill the role that God has designed them for.
The society that we live in seems to be very tolerant to every religion, every sexual preference, every alternative lifestyle - except when it involves Christianity. So to decide to live your [...]

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