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The Work of the Enemy [From Daughters of the King Daily Devotionals]

“For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds”

2 Corinthians 10:4, Amplified

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From the time you were a little girl until now, the devil has been diligently working at building strongholds in your mind.

Every time you experienced hurt or pain, he sought to build a new structure.

Whenever someone betrayed you, he told you that you would never trust anyone ever again.

Whenever someone abused you, he told you that you were not worthy of love.

With every lie you received as true, he established a new stronghold in your mind.

If given enough time, Satan will create an entire network of strongholds that completely distorts your view of everything around you.

A stronghold affects how you view God, how you view yourself, and how you view others.

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Jesus Calling Devotion for March 5, 2018

You can keep your problems all to yourself, so that they grow and become stumbling blocks that trip you up. Or you can make friends with your problems by introducing them to Me and letting Me make them part of My plan.

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Our Flu Fight

I’ve been a bit MIA, but with good reason.

My husband was recently hospitalized with pneumonia complications following the flu.

It’s still rather surreal.

Even after seeing all the reports in the news, I never imagined that my husband would be one of those people.

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Book Review: Work PAUSE Thrive

work-pause-thrive-book-review-on-fixitwithfran-comThis book was so great to read.

The sociologist in me geeked out.

The professional that spent years doing strategic research felt like I’d found “my people.”

Am I a biased reviewer?  Maybe.

Is this a long post?  Definitely. (Much longer than most.)

But, it will let you know a good bit more about me and it’s probably opening me up to a whole new series of posts.

So, here we go!

This is my personal review of a book that will be released later this month.

I didn’t plan this in advance, but it’s perfect for today given that the Women’s March took place Washington, DC along with other solidarity marches across the country and around the world.

The text is by Lisen Stromberg and it is titled, Work PAUSE Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career

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