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Starlet on Encouragement and Prayer

Depression, who knew how it affects a household? I certainly didn’t. I wasn’t prepared. I don’t know the statistics and I haven’t done any research. I can only offer my experience with family including most recently, my dear husband. In 1985, George started at the same restaurant I worked. He had recently returned from serving the USA in the Marine
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The Silent Abuser

1 Corinthians 13 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always
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Armed and Dangerous

 Words can kill or heal. They can selfishly rob or sacrificially give, destroy without mercy or edify with grace. Our verbal expressions can be sweet and decadent or bitter and foul. As seeds are planted so comes the harvest and what is grown is determined by what is sown. Like bullets from a gun, so are words from the tongue,
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Emotionally Damaged Emotionally Driven

Proud to announce a new member of the Leading Young Women to Hope Ministry Team! Introducing Katrina Hunter:   Growing up, I was always looking and searching for love, going to the wrong people and the wrong things, hoping those things would fix what I thought was wrong with me. I hoped that those things would heal those deep hurts
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Two Times, Same Message

Proud to announce the new columnist at Leading Young Women to Hope! She is the IPD (Intercessory Prayer Director) of  the LYWH Ministry! Introducing to some and presenting to others, Starlet Ware: I, Starlet Ware, declare over myself that I am emotionally well!  Most days I look totally together. I move through life praying for people, speaking kindly, and helping
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See You at the Pole 2014

“See You at the Pole” is an annual day of global student prayer. It’s where children in schools worldwide come together at the flagpole and pray usually about an hour before school starts. Hands down it is one of the most powerful teen movements I’ve encountered that’s student lead. I’m not sure if you’ve heard about this worldwide event but
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In Honor of Suicide Prevention Day

Stuck in a piercing darkness, doused with excruciating pain, I’m beckoning death to answer my call. It is the only ending to my misery. I welcome death, I long for it, with outstretched arms and an icy embrace. The present condition of my life is now feasting on any hope for my future.  The light at the end of the
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Freely Captured

I love taking pictures. With the simple push of a camera button, we capture moments of life while we create memories for a lifetime. Sometime, later you’ll look back at those snapshots and when you see the image you’ll be instantly drawn back to that moment in time and relive that memory. Unfortunately, our lives aren’t snapshots filled with albums
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A Shot of Takiela: Worthy not Worthless

Out Of the Blue

Depression is an unchecked sadness with a murderous intent. It will take possession of the mind and will destroy the life of anyone. It does not matter if you are involved directly or indirectly with depression, if you are in its path you will feel its fury. Depression has no regard of social, economic, or religious status. It sees no
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Resolutions

During this time of the year there is always talk about resolutions, fresh starts, new year/new me, etcetera, etcetera…and by March the resolution has dissolved. I’ve learned long ago that my “will power” is unreliable, however, the power of my Father’s will is unmistakable. Through the trial and error of dependency on me, I have failed numerous times. In fact,
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M.A.D. – The “My Adam” Deceit

Single women – “I’m waiting on my Adam.” Engaged/Newly Married Women – “I’ve found my Adam.” This is the phrase I see trending on websites, blogs, social media and among ministries. I must admit that initially my thoughts were…”awe, that’s cute” and the moment the thought entered my mind the Lord lovingly nudged my heart. Later that night, I sought
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Holiday Greetings

Can you believe 2014 is only few days away?! Wow! This has been a difficult but rewarding year for the Bynum family. Recently we reflected on all the storms He saw us through this past year and are floored by His power yet again. Last Christmas my husband was in Afghanistan while my children and I were at home…alone. My
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A Shot of Takiela – Featuring Special Guest Pebbles

Had a great time recording A Shot of Takiela! My little assistant for this vlog is absolutely adorable!  

WINNER: Sisterhood Magazine Subscription

Kim Babinski! Thank you Kim for participating in our contest! Please contact me at takiela@takielabynum.com and give me your mailing information! It must have been meant for your daughter to have this magazine! I always say, “if it’s meant to be, it’ll be…because of God and not me.” Praying nothing but the best for you and your family.  Special prayers
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