Heather Marshall on December 4th, 2008

I was convicted recently … I came to the realization that I have been doing my husband a MAJOR disservice by not regularly, specifically, and fervently praying for him!
“The prayer of a righteous [wo]man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16(b)
Now, I pray all day long… and often it’s for my husband, but I’m talking about [...]

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Heather Marshall on October 29th, 2008

A few weeks ago, I was at the Illuminate Conference in San Francisco and one of the speakers gave an illustration about how important it is to choose our words carefully.  He said that our words are like toothpaste - once it’s out of the tube, it’s soo hard to get it back inside! Likewise [...]

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Heather Marshall on October 21st, 2008

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.”
I’m sure we’ve all had those words pounded into our memory at an early age.  Our parents, our teachers, and others would make sure that we trained ourselves to choose our words carefully.  To think before we speak.  Of course, we’ve also [...]

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Heather Marshall on October 1st, 2008

Let’s look once again at what it means to be Gracious….  Here’s the definition, taken from thefreedictionary.com:
gra·cious adj.

Characterized by kindness and warm courtesy.

Characterized by tact and propriety.
Of a merciful or compassionate nature.

If we are striving to have a heart like Christ’s, then we must emulate Him… and there are 8 verses in the Old Testament [...]

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Heather Marshall on September 27th, 2008

I’ve lucked out with the last two “Gracious Wife” posts…. I’ve been able to write them with minimal conviction, because I tend to not be too sarcastic or nagging toward my husband. This post, however, I’ve been dreading, mainly because it hits home for me… I don’t want to write it, because it’s [...]

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Heather Marshall on September 12th, 2008

I don’t know about you, but I HATE sarcasm.
Okay, okay, I know that there are times when it is funny, and even somewhat appropriate (like when my husband hikes his pants all the way up to his chest and runs around the house like that, and I say, “Oooh, that’s sexy!” …definite sarcasm there).  Most [...]

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Heather Marshall on September 9th, 2008

So, it’s been a while since my last “real” post, as I’m trying to juggle my new fall schedule.  I started back at school, where I’m an aide in a special ed class.  It’s not hard work, but I don’t really get much of a break, especially for blogging.  Hopefully I’ll get into a good [...]

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Heather Marshall on September 1st, 2008

A few weeks ago, Jason and I started running together. We’re aiming for 3 times a week. The first day - awful. I hated it, and I let the world know. The second day I decided, why dread it? Why complain? Why look at the negatives? It turns out sooooooo [...]

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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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