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Emotions

Troubled Heart?

What is the heaviest thing you have ever lifted? I read an article recently about two mothers who single-handedly lifted a 1.1-ton car off of a young boy

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Everyday Life

Firm Foundations

“Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.” The wolf’s famous words in the story “The Three Little Pigs” always made me grin because

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Building Character

Making Wise Decisions

“Which choice do you think you’ll make?” I asked a friend while sitting down for coffee. My heart broke as I watched her doubt herself over and over.

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Emotional Wellness

After nearly 15 years in marriage and ministry, my life was instantly turned inside out and upside down the moment my husband revealed he was gay and no

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Emotional Wellness

Strengths & Weaknesses

This week I was sitting in a room of 7th and 8th grade girls when one of them said, “We impress people with our strengths, but we connect

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Emotions

I Wanted to Marry a Cowboy

When I was a kid, I wanted to marry a cowboy. I loved their manners, work ethic, patriotism, and how they looked in their Wrangler jeans. Separate from

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Emotions

My Worry Routine

My brain loves to wake me up a little after 3 a.m. It is its favorite time to bring up everything I should worry about. So I do

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Building Character

Who Do You Rely On

“I want you to close your eyes and think about the greatest teachers you’ve ever had. What about those teachers made them special? What were some of the

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Building Character

E-X-P-E-C-T-A-T-I-O-N-S

I am a Sound of Music nerd. I admit I might have a problem because I love the movie so much. Ever since the age of seven when

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