Welcome to GPS to a Joyful Marriage!  My late husband, Rick, and I shared a marriage ministry, Resurrection Power Marriage Ministry, for 25 years before he passed away in July of 2019.  I have started a new ministry, Resurrection Power of the Mind.  I will be writing weekly blogs at on various subjects besides marriage. This website, GPS to a Joyful Marriage, holds eight years of weekly articles I wrote for marriage.  Please check the Label section for any particular articles you'd like to read.  I have also published these articles in the form of a devotional that you can purchase on Amazon as an ebook. Please contact me at with any questions.                                       Sandee Lester


Hello to all my friends who may still visit my blog.  I wanted to update you with what's going on with my blog and my ministry.  My husband, Rick, was diagnosed with cancer over three years ago.  It was complicated by a lung disease called sarcoidosis which is what took his life in July of this year. Needless to say my world has been turned upside down. My partner in life and in ministry is no longer there to offer his expert wisdom   I have no idea what my direction will be in the future.  All my energy is geared towards maneuvering down this rocky road of grief, and I realize it may be a while before God shows me His plans for me. I will keep my blog open and may occasionally write if I feel led. I had recorded a few videologs and hope to continue with them some day.  Please share my blog with your friends.  Don't forget to look at my archive which holds eight years worth of articles on marriage!  My books are still available, too.  Thank you for visiting my weblog!  Ho

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Hope Begins in the Mind

Since technical difficulties continue to hinder my vlog posts, I have decided to post a previous article on our thoughts.  I will continue with my vlogging as soon as possible!  Thank you for your patience. Hope Begins in the Mind So you would like to find some hope for your marriage, even when you see no possible solutions.  Hang in there – there is always hope. Do you know that our thoughts are the beginning of our destiny, the birth or death of our hope?  That’s where it all starts. “Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”   - Author unknown The bible tells us to “ take your thoughts captive. ”   Contrary to what the world would have us think, we can have control of our thoughts.  Divorce all starts in someone’s mind, in their thinking.  It’s what you do with those thoughts that determine what

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