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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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4 Lessons From A Courtroom
Emotional Wellness

Lessons From The Courtroom

I feel like the hollow echo when entering a courtroom is unlike any other experience. Just getting there is crazy enough: you dress up, your heart is pounding, you

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Emotional Wellness

Overcoming Chaos and Crisis

One of the toughest seasons of my life was the spring of 2019. My 16-year-old daughter had run away from home multiple times. I could see from her

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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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Grief & Loss

Reflections

Well, single mom, it’s that time of year…CHRISTMAS. Everywhere you look you see festive lights twinkling in the night, Salvation Army volunteers ringing their bells, and TV commercials

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Building Character

Good Grief

Let’s talk about a time when I almost lost my mind in a church parking lot and what that has to do with Jesus letting his friend die. 

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