Author Archives: JillSavage

Let. It. Go. For The Sake Of Your Marriage

Mark: I was asking a family we were visiting with the other day about their holiday traditions of putting up a tree and decorating it.  The husband said with resignation, “My wife wants things done a certain way. The kids and … Continue reading

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Living With Less So Your Family Has More

Peer pressure. Those two words are usually associated with the teen years. Yet you and I face peer pressure everyday. When you see your neighbor’s new minivan, does it make your old beater look even worse? When you hear all … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays Happy Marriage

Mark: The holiday season is upon us.  In just a few days family will be descending upon your home or you’ll be headed to Aunt Mabel’s house for Thanksgiving. Jill: Yummy food and time with family beckons us while quite … Continue reading

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Got the Tingles?

Mark: Jill and I spent this past weekend with over 2500 moms at the North Central Regional Hearts at Home Conference.  While I go with her to serve and work the conference, I also get the opportunity to hear some … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to a Woman Who Has Breast Cancer

Dear Friend, I know your world has recently been turned upside down. You can hardly breathe and you’re worried about your future and your family’s future. It’s possibly you’ve come to grips with your diagnosis but are recovering from surgery, or … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To A Woman Who Doesn’t Have Breast Cancer

Dear Friend, Tomorrow marks two years since my breast cancer diagnosis. Today I’m sharing my heart with you in hopes that you’ll take care of yourself and do all you can to prevent cancer and detect it early if it … Continue reading

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Decorate Your Dorm

Last year our youngest headed off to college. Two hours from our home in Central Illinois, Austin started his four years of living in the dorm at Moody Bible College studying communications. In early November, I found myself in the Dollar … Continue reading

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I Know What You’re Thinking…NOT

Mark: Last week I was talking with a friend who was reeling from a big argument he and his wife had on Halloween. As we talked through the challenge, it became evident to me that the whole mess happened because … Continue reading

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Soul Care: Breathe

Last week I took a first ever four-day Silence and Solitude retreat all by myself. My body was tired, my soul was dry, and I knew I just needed to be with Jesus.  I shared a couple weeks ago how … Continue reading

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It is what it is…

Mark: When we found out Jill was pregnant with our fourth child I was angry. We had an appointment on the calendar for me to have a little “snip snip” surgery and the stick turned blue two weeks before surgery. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Being fully me is so much better than being an imitation of someone else.”                                                     … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.”                                                        ~Unknown

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Be Still and Know

It all started with the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit in August. Several speakers talked about the value of getting alone with God.  However, it was the statement that several speakers made about “not being able to hear God until … Continue reading

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