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Romans 12:2
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An Open Letter To Everyone I’ve Ever Offended, and Everyone Else Too!

Offended is the buzz word of today and we’ve morphed into a society of whining, fragile, self-absorbed ninnies. Let’s bring Generation Offended to a close! Continue reading

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The Danger of Surface Prayers

So what’s the big deal? If God knows my heart, must I allow it to be ripped out of my chest for Him to hear me? Must I cry out in anguish for my prayer to be taken seriously? Or answered? Must I feel pain for pain to be healed? I don’t believe God works that way, but I do believe there’s a good reason to feel…and cry out…and let our guard down.
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Managing the Power of Past Hurts

Think about instances where you’ve felt an immediate reaction to a situation. Whether it be anger, distress, sadness, anxiety, or even joy, comfort, or confidence, chances are your body is reacting based on a previous event. But we aren’t to ‘live’ in the past. In fact, God actually speaks against it. So the challenge is how to reconcile our experiences and memories, which will inevitably spring up, with our new life in Christ. Continue reading

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Mad Momma Moments

If you’re a mom, you’ve messed up. More than once! And Dads, this certainly applies to you too. My boys are grown now, all in their 20’s, some married, some raising families, but the memories of their younger years are etched in my heart. It seems that it was just yesterday. When I reminisce about these times, there are an abundance of joyful memories. But I’ve also got plenty of not-so-proud Mad Momma Moments too. Continue reading

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You’re Only as Good as the Last Thing You Did Right. Or Wrong.

Do you have people in your life whose opinion of you and attitude towards you seems to change like the wind? If you’ve done something good or helpful, you’re beloved. If you’ve had the nerve to utter an unwelcome comment or not help out when requested, you’re scorned. The change can happen instantly, and it happens a lot. Continue reading

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The Blog I Dreaded Writing

The.Babies The.Children The.Precious.Sweet.Little.Ones How do you address something that grieves you so deeply that you can’t even think about it? Well, basically, I don’t. So when unbearable thoughts gurgle to the surface of my emotions, I often push them to the deep recesses of my heart and mind. They are just too painful to embrace. Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Garbage

Warning! I’m pretty fired up about this! The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has just been released and the previous buzz over the book and series has just been reignited to an epic level. For the life of me, I cannot understand why. Continue reading

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‘Sorry’ Should Be a Verb!

Don’t say you’re sorry unless you absolutely, 100% mean it. Easy concept… difficult follow through – but worth every ounce of the work. Read why! Continue reading

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Bully Me This, Bully Me That

Bullying can take on many forms. Some of you have been bullied so mercilessly that you are exhausted and battered from the abuse, and others have been attacked in such a stealth manner that you may not have even recognized it as such, but are suffering from the hurtful consequences. Continue reading

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There Ain’t Enough Dirt to Keep a Good Hurt Down

Weve found that no matter how hard we try to ignore a situation or bury a problem, more often than not, itll rise to the surface sooner or later. Continue reading

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