Mary Rooney Armand

Mary Rooney Armand loves to write inspiring, faith based stories. She focuses on helping others grow in their intimacy with Christ and thrive in their personal relationships. Mary lives in New Orleans with her husband Cory and four children. Besides writing, she teaches Bible Studies and leads small groups. In 2020 she created ButterflyLiving and a Bible Study titled “Identity” which is available on Amazon. To learn more visit maryarmand.com.

Mary Rooney Armand
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What is Discouragement and How to Not Let it Define Us

What is discouragement? It is a curtain of doubt that falls on us when our optimism over a certain outcome is ripped away.  I can vividly remember situations where I have felt discouragement. A season of hope that was replaced by uncertainty and confusion. The moment my husband walked into the room after Hurricane Katrina …

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What Does the Bible Say about Encouragement & 5 Tips to Build Each Other Up

It seems some people naturally know how to encourage others.  In their presence, we feel refreshed; they freely offer praise, admiration, and genuine encouragement. When I am around encouragers, it makes me wonder, how are they so kind? Is it possible for all of us to become encouragers?  What does the Bible say about encouragement? …

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5 Helpful Tips for a Simple Christmas that is Fun & Focused on Christ

While listening to my friend explain her simple Christmas traditions, I looked around and felt the spirit of Christmas everywhere. Her home looked, smelled and felt like Christmas. I was intrigued by her family’s interpretation of how to celebrate the holidays without stress and the exhausting busyness.  A simple Christmas sounded like a comforting, freeing …

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How the Bible Can Change Your Life and Understanding the Power Found in God’s Words

When I was in grade school, I was part of a team that would memorize Bible verses for a competition. I would sit on my porch, eat Lemonhead candy and practice Bible flash cards. I hate to admit it, but I mostly read the Bible to win the competition not realizing how the Bible can …

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Finding My Purpose in Life & Understanding What is the Real Purpose of Life

Finding my purpose in life has taken me, well, my whole life! I sometimes wish I could go back and remove some of the confusion and pain I had to walk through before feeling comfortable with myself and my purpose. But that is impossible. My journey has helped me realize there is not just one …

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6 Must Read Christian Parenting Books that can Change your Family

The nurse at the hospital handed me my newborn son and said goodbye and good luck! What…the most important job in my life and there are no instructions!  Like most new parents, I was terrified we would mess something up…like his life. So I began seeking wisdom by joining groups, reading books on many topics …

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Finding Godly Contentment & Overcoming the Need for Seeking Approval

Godly contentment brings a deep sense of satisfaction that affects every area of life. For a long time, contentment eluded me and I sought satisfaction along paths that led to dead ends. After placing my faith in Christ, a shifting began in my spirit. I found myself developing an internal confidence, because of my trust …

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