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The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices!

My daughters give me such a hard time. I mean, they give me a hard time about many things, but a biggie is my inability to listen to certain Christmas songs without getting choked up and forming big old tears in my eyes. It’s actually pretty pathetic, and it always happens in the most embarrassing places. In the car, mostly, but lets see: Church, family gatherings, Christmas programs…For some people at this time of year it’s the Hallmark movies that get them misty, for me, it’s the Christmas songs. I remember when my oldest daughter was a baby, sitting in

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4 questions to ask yourself before you confide in a friend

Raise your hand (or an emoji hand in the comments below! ) if you’ve ever attended a Bible study or coffee date and found that the conversation turns into a very long venting session disguised as “prayer requests”? No matter what you are going through in your life, when you have a captive audience who engages with your story, asks you questions, and gives you advice, it’s human nature to keep talking and talking. It feels so good to process it all, doesn’t it?!?!? Here’s the thing: We are always surrounded with a bunch of people who will tell us

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The Lord is greater than the giants that you face

When you feel afraid or alone, what do you do? Try to manipulate a situation to work the way you want it to? Do you try to lean on someone else to carry your burden? Neither of these options will bring you the peace and strength you need to persevere. But I know who DOES and this is how you can find Him!

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6 Steps to reclaiming God’s peace in your life

With everything in the world trying to get your attention, where do you spend the most time? And the further you get from God, how do you feel? Anxious? Afraid? Depressed? Here is an easy way for you to analyze where you are spending your time and what you can do to claim back your time with Him!

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What are you showing the world?

For a small project for school, I need a picture of my family. Doesn’t seem like a big deal, but with two teenage daughters, it seems the four of us are never in the same place at the same time. I told my kids this morning to plan that after school, we will be taking a quick picture outside. I’ll have my Dad come over, take a few shots, I’ll pick the best one and send it on. No big deal. Or so I thought…. Right away I got push back.  “You are NOT taking my picture!” “They are going to

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Seeing yourself through different eyes…

In these times of uncertainty and navigating new emotions most of us have never experienced, I’m finding quiet times of reflection that are leading to people learning things about themselves that they never knew before.  Maybe it’s the extra time on our hands. Maybe it’s that many of the freedoms and things we took for granted before are being taken away now. Maybe it’s having to re-evaluate how we do even basic things like grocery shop. We’ve all had to stop our brains from the habitual and sometimes mindless ways we’ve been functioning and are now seeing things completely differently.

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