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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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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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Emotions

Thorns

Sometimes the loneliness still astounds me. Sometimes it still hurts to breathe. Sometimes I still find myself wondering how all this happened and why. Sometimes I still cry

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Emotions

Loving God In Our Emotions

I’m one of those busy moms living a full life who decided to go back to college a few years ago. My brain felt a little sluggish and

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Emotions

Disturbing Phone Finds

This is something we all dread as parents: I found something on one of my boys’ phones that really bothered me. As I was jotting down some notes

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Emotions

Broken Petals

A few days ago I went outside and took care of my favorite rose bush. It was full of yellow roses. It was given to me after my

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Emotional Wellness

Breaking Ungodly Soul Ties

Recently I heard the host of a radio show ask, “What do you think is one of the most popular topics searched for on the Internet?” I thought,

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Building Character

Detours & Roadblocks

I excitedly prepared to head off for a conference in Grand Junction, Colorado, early the next morning. My confidence ebbed and flowed as I packed my car, ensuring

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