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Start Your Week by Listening to God
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  I woke up this morning with a million thoughts on my mind.   I bounced out of bed and started the coffee. And then I paused, I realized I hadn’t even had a sip but my heart was pumping … Read More

Giving Your Kids Calm When Crisis Hits Your Family
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I remember the evening we sat down with our four kids to tell them I had been diagnosed with cancer. The kids were scared. Steve was scared and quite frankly, I was scared! I remember praying silently, Lord, how do … Read More

Make This A Week of Gratitude
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Gratitude is a quality that I deeply admire in people. One way to make this week a winner is to fill each day with gratitude. “The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or … Read More

When Your Child Wants to Quit
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“I wanna quit!”   Almost every parent out there has heard these words, or a form of these words, from their child at one time or another. What do you do when your child wants to quit?   Certainly every … Read More

Choose Significance over Selfishness
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  Just when I think I’m becoming more like Jesus, selfishness creeps in and I find myself looking out for #1. My wants. My wishes. My needs. My, my, my, how easy it is to focus on me.   Maybe … Read More

Tell Your Kids Your Story
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  When our kids were growing up Steve told them lots of stories about growing up in Africa, being chased by elephants, swinging on vines across rivers and playing with monkeys. Some of the stories were about his adventures but … Read More

Intentionally Building Trust
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This morning, I was reading in Psalm 9 and came across these words, “Those who know Your name will trust in You.” (Psalm 9:1 Trusting God is tough isn’t it? Especially when He throws a curve ball into your plans. … Read More

Recipe for Accepting Your Child
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The persistent questions that trouble every mother are, “How do I measure up to other mothers, and how do my kids measure up to other kids?”   I polled over fifty women to ask them where they felt the most … Read More

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Feel Paralyzed
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  Have you ever looked at a project and felt paralyzed? Where do you start? How do you get moving? I sure have. Paralysis feels discouraging! Because I have felt that very feeling many times, I decided to think through … Read More