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Romans 12:2
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Blessed to Breathe – A Timely Reminder

With all the devastation going on in the world, it seemed fitting to share a reminder that in spite of it all, we are insanely blessed and God is present. There is still much hope and joy to be found, even in times of despair. Continue reading

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God Does NOT Want Me To Be Happy

Have you ever experienced a time when everything seemed right in your world, even if just for a brief, momentary second? You felt it. The stars lined up, your heart was full, and you knew this was one for the record books. And then it was snatched away, just like THAT. That’s what happened to me, and initially, I blamed God! Continue reading

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The Divorce Workout

WHY DO PEOPLE GET IN SHAPE TO GET DIVORCED? Don’t they realize that if they made this effort for their spouse, they likely wouldn’t be in the position they’re in. It’s maddening and I’ve never understood the rationale behind it. After God, aren’t we to worry first and foremost about our spouse? What they think. How they feel. If their needs are being met. Why do some put more time, thought, and energy into preparing for a total stranger than their own husband or wife? Continue reading

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I Never Looked at Wastefulness This Way!

I had an epiphany this week. We complain, but go back for more. We dig in our heels, but end up caving anyway. We get angry, but often forgive. We issue ultimatums, but never carry them out. It occurred to me that we waste so much time and energy ‘in the middle’. Today, where does this wastefulness come from and what to do about it? Continue reading

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6 Steps to Getting More Done

Today – a special treat! Friend and author, Carrie Daws, shares how she finds success managing the same 24 hours a day we all have. Thanks Carrie!

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Are you Dyin’ to Live or Livin’ to Die?

People are either eternally optimistic and ‘dyin’ to live’, EVEN on bad days, or are Negative Nellies and ‘livin’ to die’, EVEN when things are good. Which are you? Continue reading

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Something Missin? Might be the Kissin!

‘Toads get no kissin! Toads get no lovin!’ What?? Why kissin is important for a joy filled marriage – from a guy’s point of view! Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Ruin Christmas

With great anticipation I began writing the last blog post before Christmas. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to share, but my head was filled with images of shiny bows and ribbons, cherub faced kiddos giggling with new toys in hand, heads being thrown back in sync with roaring laughter, eyes filled with joyful tears and arms outstretched to receive warm embraces. And then I wondered how often this actually plays out. Continue reading

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Joy in the Simple Things

Have you encountered those instances when you think, “If the world stopped right this very moment, I would die a content and happy person?” I’m not being morbid or anticipating death or anything like that…but I acknowledge and delight in … Continue reading

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