Tag Archives: Jesus

The Resurrection: A Mother’s Perspective

By Michelle Fitzpatrick Thomas Originally published on American Thinker. As I was sitting on my loveseat one morning this week, sipping my coffee and eating my Trim Healthy Mama cinnamon toast, God’s Word was playing through the Bible app on … Continue reading

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Snow!

by Michelle Fitzpatrick Thomas In honor of the beautiful snow that blanketed part of the Southeast today, I wanted to share some thoughts. Snow is a very rare occurrence here in Georgia, so when it happens it’s a major event. … Continue reading

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I Understand Why Pelosi Tore the Speech

by Michelle Fitzpatrick Thomas For some reason, my husband Trevor doesn’t care for watching presidential speeches live. He prefers to check out the commentary from the pundits after the fact. So since he had been at work all day on … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Send People to Hell

I have some thoughts swirling around in my head this morning that I need to get out. I was up early with a sick child, and when I lay back down to try to sleep again, these thoughts compelled me … Continue reading

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Don’t Hesitate

When my husband and I were planning our wedding in 1998, we struggled a little with what church we would plug into once we were married. Trevor had grown up in and was still attending a traditional Southern Baptist church. … Continue reading

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A Journey Through Grief, A Promise of Hope

Today marks the first anniversary of my dad’s death. It’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed already. I wanted to share with you the following poem that my sister penned this week. It will give you a … Continue reading

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My “Crash” Course in Grief

Pun intended. It’s been four months today since my dad was killed in a hit-and-run crash. He was cycling near his home on May 4 and was hit from behind by an intoxicated motorist (who was later apprehended). Dad was killed … Continue reading

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Even in Tragedy, God is Good

On Monday, May 4, 2015, I was enjoying a beautiful homeschool day with my four children and my nine-year-old niece. The girls had spent a couple of hours in the back yard building houses from sticks, berries, acorns, leaves, and … Continue reading

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Please Pray for My Family

My dad was hit and killed this week while bicycling near his home. My husband wrote the following beautiful tribute to my dad’s beautiful life. A Legacy of Love  In the How to Manage Your Money Bible study by the … Continue reading

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16 (Now 17) Years

On the day I graduated from high school, in June 1992, I remember looking out of my bedroom window and thinking to myself, “This is it. The next thing I know, I’ll be graduating from college, then getting married, raising … Continue reading

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Have Your Way With Me

Hello again. First I must apologize for my extended absence from the blogging world. I really don’t have a good excuse. I have started working outside the home for the first time in over 12 years, so that has been … Continue reading

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Gray Hair and Pimples

I was talking to one of my dear friends recently, and we were lamenting the fact that, in our forties, we still deal with occasional face break-outs. It seems to be worse when stress levels are high or hormones are … Continue reading

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Marriage Commitment Challenge

  This is a guest post from my husband Trevor. Please read the following prayerfully and ask the Lord how He wants you to respond. Blessings, friends! Marriage Commitment Challenge by Trevor Thomas September 14, 2014   In light of … Continue reading

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“Are They All Yours?”

It happened again…. I took my kids to Taco Bell for a treat after school one day this week. Taco Bell has “Happier Hour” every afternoon, and the kids enjoy the frozen drinks. That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking with it (Don’t … Continue reading

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Why Sex Outside of Marriage is Bad For You

I feel compelled to delve into a very touchy subject here. My heart is burdened by the record numbers of young people who are engaging in sexual relations outside of marriage, evidenced by the rates of abortions, out-of-wedlock births, and couples … Continue reading

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Financial Setbacks

Do you ever feel as though your money seems to burn up in your hands or at least flies out of your hands faster than you can earn it? Financial setbacks can be so discouraging and even heart-wrenching, can’t they? My family … Continue reading

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What Good Are Dads, Anyway?

In honor of Father’s Day, many of my Facebook friends have been changing their profile pictures this weekend to photos of their dads. I love to see all of the precious pictures of dads—some who are still with us and some who … Continue reading

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I’m Never Really Safe Here

I was soaking up some rays yesterday afternoon in my front yard, trying to combat the perpetual Snow-Whiteness of my skin. As I lay there enjoying the breeze and the beautiful spring flowers, suddenly the peace was interrupted by the eruption of very loud, relatively … Continue reading

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Catching My Breath

The last month has been a whirlwind. I’m sorry I haven’t posted much lately, but I’ve just been trying to keep my head above water until summer break arrived. Here are a few of the activities that some or all … Continue reading

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Even a Child is Known By His Actions

  Do you know a child who is consistently unruly, disrespectful, disorderly, rude, or arrogant? One who, if invited to your home, might help himself or herself to your things without asking and act as though he or she deserves to be served? … Continue reading

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You’re Enough

Have you heard about the new movie that came out this weekend called “Moms’ Night Out”? I watched the trailer for it a few weeks ago and knew that I had to see it. So, I got together with several of … Continue reading

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We don’t have a bullying problem; we have a sin problem.

The headline on the “HealthWatch” insert in my local newspaper on Sunday read, “Studies show being bullied impacts adults years later.” I had one of those “DUH” moments when I read that. Do you ever have those? You see something … Continue reading

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Do You Know How to Knock?

Have you seen the movie Frozen? Of course you have. Everyone in the country has seen Frozen, I’m sure. Well, we finally rented it from Redbox a couple of weeks ago, because we’re cheap—I mean frugal—that way. And we watched … Continue reading

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Beth Moore says, “Keep Your Breasts to Yourself!”

Keep Your Breasts to Yourself! I just had to share this audio clip from Beth Moore’s Esther study, related to my recent post, Modesty is Beautiful. Take a listen. It’s powerful truth!

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Steady Plodding Brings Prosperity

Proverbs 21:5 in The Living Bible says, “Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty.” The NIV puts it like this, “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” In my first job out … Continue reading

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Should Christians Be Involved in Politics?

When I was a teenager, I developed a strong interest in politics and a desire to make a difference in the social (moral) issues of the day, particularly abortion. I wore pro-life t-shirts, spoke against abortion in my church youth group (much … Continue reading

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Endorsement of Our Book from Ken Connor, Family Research Council President 2000-2003!

We were honored to receive the following foreword for our book from Ken Connor, President of the Family Research Council from 2000 to 2003, founder of Center for a Just Society/John Jay Institute, and author of Sinful Silence. “As I have pondered … Continue reading

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How to Prevent “Conscious Uncoupling”

When I read last week that Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband are going through “conscious uncoupling,” I had to chuckle a little. I mean, it’s terribly sad that another family is dissolving, but to use a crazy term like “conscious … Continue reading

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Lord, I Need You

The last couple of weeks have been a tad bit challenging for me, for various reasons. On one particularly difficult day, I found myself stressed and overwhelmed because of a task that I was trying to complete but the pieces … Continue reading

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The Sad State of our Nation

As I was in the shower last night (where I think best), I had a sense of heaviness about the state of our nation. I’ve been praying specifically about the Supreme Court hearing of Hobby Lobby’s case regarding the Obamacare contraception … Continue reading

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