God knew I’d doubt Him, but He’s faithful anyway. He knew I would mess up over and over again, but He’s patient with me anyway. God knew I’d judge others, but He’s compassionate towards me. He knew I would be puffed up, stubborn, and rebellious, but He loves me still. Jesus knew every dark thought,…

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I noticed this luscious pink beauty underneath our cherry tree two weeks ago. It’s an heirloom French herbaceous peony – a fancy name for a flower I don’t give much attention. My mom planted them years ago, and regardless of my inconsideration, they bloom faithfully. The only thing I need to do. Enjoy them. If…

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Every Single One

I needed to know this today and I need to remember it forever. God is near to the brokenhearted. He cares about our pain and sorrow. You have kept count of my tossings;put my tears in your bottle.Are they not in your book? Psalm 56:8 ESV Is someone you love going through a difficult time?…

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Monday School is brought to you again by Paul, the self-described chief sinner, grace-saved apostle of Jesus Christ. I read a lot of Paul’s letters – it’s hard not to since 13 of his letters are books in the Bible –  so he inspires many of my Monday School thoughts. Actually this week’s passage is…

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Let’s Raise a Toast

Over a decade ago, I was part of a ministry team that taught groups, planned events, and wrote curriculum. I wanted to grow as a leader and speaker for the ministry and told my husband I needed a group of people willing to give me their time and attention. I needed an audience who listened,…

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Hello, I’m Marie.

I’m wholeheartedly devoted to learning how to live like it matters and passionate about encouraging others to do the same.
This is where we can learn together.