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When We’re Searching For Purpose In Every Season of Our Lives

My birthday’s coming. It’s right around the bend.

 

My husband threw me this beautiful shindig to honor the occasion.  On a perfect late summer evening with the perfect sky, he gathered my favorite people along with some beautiful music and food, to help celebrate.

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Three Ways To Reject Entitlement and Reclaim a Heart of Abundance

I’ve never seen barns so full while hearts are so empty.  Never believed one could have everything and nothing at the same time. Yet they do.  We do.

 

Scarcity is all around us. In the middle of a field of crops so big and wide and deep, souls everywhere are starving, empty, hopeless. 

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Because It Takes a Warrior Mindset to Win The Spiritual Mind War #BattleReadyBook

Hey Everyone!  This is a special post for a special week!  This week’s post has been entered into a writing contest with some amazing opportunities!!!!  I am going to ask each of you to do something for me – would you take 30 seconds of your time and click here, scroll down and vote for #10 in the comments section?  It’s that easy.  Would you also help share across your social media platforms, encouraging others to vote as well? It would mean the world to me!!!!  Thank you so much! <3

 

It steals in quietly before the first flicker of dawn.  It’s grey shadows move across my unconscious mind, hovering overhead, bearing down on my disquieted sleep.

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Finding Your Purpose and Your Place As a Martha Girl

I’ve always felt a little ashamed of being a Martha.  Recognizing the deep satisfaction in my hideous to-do lists, my overwhelming love of busywork, of checking things off as done, I always felt a slight tinge of guilt, like I was slightly less than Mary, subtly less mature, less Christian, less like Jesus wanted me.

 

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Three Reasons Why We Need A Better Emotional Vocabulary

The flights were booked. The car rented.  We had anticipated this trip for years and I wanted to be prepared.

 

Though I had studied Italian in college, I knew my skills were rusty at best, so I purchased an online study course so that I could maximize my experience.

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Four Ways Parents Can Minimize Stress While Maximizing Kids’ Wellbeing

 

Exams have passed.  Graduations have been celebrated.  Summer’s coming hard upon us.

 

Our kids have been feeling it, really feeling it — the stress that has them wound up tight, stress that makes them doubt themselves, stress that overwhelms every bit of courage to dig deep, reach in, and press on into their lives and their dreams.

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What To Do When You Are Waiting For Your Life To Bloom

I waited every spring for the peonies to bloom. 

 

Tracing the edge of an earlier autumn sun, I remember so carefully digging a home for them in the soil.

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Why Embracing Our Brokenness Is Necessary For Us To Be Whole

 

We equate wholeness with perfection, with having it all together, with success. Yet the meaning of wholeness is perhaps just the opposite.

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Because Our Stories Are More Powerful Than Our Shame

 

What is your story?

 

We all have one. You know, the story that contains the good, the bad, the ugly of our journey that has led us to today. The story that pressed in on us, that chipped away at us, that left us a little more bruised and a little less brave to step into our future.

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For Every Parent and Child Who Feels The Struggle of Being ‘Raised Up’

A conversation for every parent and child who feels the struggle of being ‘raised up:’

 

I know it’s hard.

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