Mary Rooney Armand

Mary Rooney Armand is a writer and speaker focusing on inspiring faith-based stories. She helps 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 and speaking, she teaches Bible Studies and leads small groups. Mary has a Master of Business Administration and is a Life Coach. In 2019 she created ButterflyLiving and wrote a Bible Study titled, “Identity” which is available on Amazon. To learn more visit maryarmand.com or email [email protected]

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4 Strategies for Making Spiritual Resolutions to Refresh Your Faith in the New Year

Since childhood, I’ve attempted new year’s resolutions, not spiritual resolutions just self-improvement promises to myself. Resolutions are great, but unfortunately, I don’t think most of my resolutions survived through January. Some of my new year’s resolutions included: stop biting my nails, stop chewing gum, don’t hang out with certain people, find good friends, read more, …

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How to Deal with Loneliness to Find Peace and Belonging with God

Loneliness is feeling empty, alone, and just sad. Not physically alone which at times is healthy, vital, and invigorating but a deep sense of feeling unwanted and/or invisible. Learning how to deal with loneliness reminds me of riding a Ferris Wheel. One moment you are enjoying the view and suddenly the ride stops and you …

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What is True Worship? 5 Inspiring Elements of Worshipping God

As a child attending church, our pastor would occasionally invite a group of us to sing on stage. I loved being selected and clearly remember singing, “I’ll fly away, oh glory” with my three friends while sensing the presence of God. In my mind, our performance was spectacular even though none of us were accomplished …

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How to Surrender to God and 8 Inspiring Bible Verses about Surrender

 When you surrender to God, you give up control and yield to Him. Easy enough…no, not at all! Learning how to surrender to God is one of the hardest but most important things in your faith journey. Surrendering to anyone or anything feels counterintuitive and unnatural. Many see surrender as weak, a sign of defeat, …

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5 Tips for Managing Emotions and Growing Spiritually

Managing emotions can be tricky, exhausting, and a huge distraction. At times managing emotions seems similar to managing a pesky fly swarming around your head. You grow weary of managing emotions and getting them under control, so your feelings begin to accumulate like a layer of dust on your spirit. And then one day you …

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How to Plan a Retreat that is Spiritual, Meaningful and Fun

Learning how to plan a retreat can be intimidating. That is exactly what we were feeling when our Book Club decided to plan a retreat in order to grow closer to God and to each other. But as we discussed the idea our excitement grew and the possibility that we could learn how to plan …

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Betrayal in the Bible & 4 Tips to Find Healing from Betrayal

Betrayal in the Bible is part of the scripture’s narrative along with the painful consequences that often follow. By studying stories of betrayal in the Bible you can find healing from betrayal in your own life. Betrayal is a painful reality to grasp and is never sought, desired, or welcomed whether in Bible times or …

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5 Ways How to Fix a Friendship and Find Joy Restoring Relationships

Friendship is life-giving! Good friends offer joy, laughter, support, and growth. When we are in healthy relationships, we enjoy intertwined lives and are stronger together. But even strong relationships can hit a rough patch and begin to fray. If stirrings of discontent and detachment start to sprout up in a friendship, we usually feel dread …

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How to Know God Cares for You

Is it really possible to know God cares for you? I boldly say, yes, you can know God cares for you because He reveals it in His words, His life, and His love. This should be a short article and I could stop here because that is an extremely comforting revelation. But even when we …

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How to Get Along With Difficult People and 7 Biblical Ways to Love Them

No matter where you go or what you do, learning how to get along with difficult people is an essential part of your journey that transforms your social interactions and connections. There are difficult people everywhere-negative, abusive, opposing ideas, low or no integrity, controlling, or people who do not like you for no particular reason. …

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