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Marian Jordan Ellis
Standing Against the Spirit of Rejection The waves of accusations crashing against my mind began something like this: “No one loves you.” “You don’t have even one true friend who cares about you.”  “You are unwanted; you always have been, and you always will be.” “The world would be better off if you were dead.”...
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A Tribute to my Pastor, Dr. James DeLoach Yesterday, a man precious to my heart entered heaven. Although I pause as I write those words, “entered heaven,” because they just don’t seem fitting. I stumble over this idea because my friend, pastor, and spiritual grandfather, Jim DeLoach lived each day as if he were already...
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Y’all, we are just two weeks’ shy of Thanksgiving, and I’m having to stop myself from decorating my house for Christmas. The urge to drink cocoa, wear flannel PJs, and watch Hallmark movies around the clock is such a real thing. As much as I love all things Thanksgiving, I am itching to get things...
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The Redeemed Girl Story: A Passion for Jesus and the Gospel. Hey, Y’all! Marian here. I wanted to take a moment to share the Redeemed Girl story. Since this is a question I get asked ALL THE TIME, it dawned on me that many of you who follow us don’t know our history. I founded...
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Experiencing Shalom: The Restoration Project Some people dream of winning the lottery. Not this girl, I fantasize about a clear schedule, a clean house, and space to breathe. As a mom to one busy toddler and two teenage boys, and founder of Redeemed Girl … my life is very full. Full isn’t a bad thing,...
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I’ll never forget the day I gave birth to my daughter. For one thing, it was election day. I went to perform my civic duty, and while casting my ballot, my OBGYN called and said she wanted to induce my labor. Although my due date was still a week away, the ultrasound had shown that...
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In a culture where microwaves are considered slow, movies are on demand, and a five-minute wait at a fast food restaurant requires a tremendous amount of patience, we tend to expect immediate gratification at every turn. Our world lives in the “now.” For most of us, putting off desires until the future goes against every...
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Five Principles for Dating Wisely I’ve been told more than once or twice that I’m a truth speaker. Girls, consider yourself warned. This Public Service Announcementgoes out to all my single ladies! So whether you are dating, engaged, or been chilling in a dating desert for the past decade or so… this post is for...
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The Cure for Spiritual Dehydration I’ll never forget working at a summer camp in college. The heat was blistering, and I worked at the top of a water slide that sat directly in the mid-day sun. I vividly recall how desperately thirsty I felt during those scorching summer days. During my shift, I’d count down...
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The War in the Wait: Rejoicing in God When Living with an Unmet Desire My phone beeped, and a text from a friend popped up on the screen. I didn’t need to read more than a few sentences to discern the pain and disappointment in her heart. She said, “Marian, I’m reaching out to you...
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