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Why Listening to Someone’s Story is Important.
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  As I write this post, I’m in Florida enjoying my new little grandbaby, Kinley Joanna! Oh my – she’s beyond precious! As I’ve been rocking Kinley or helping with her older brother, Noah, I’ve overheard conversations between my youngest … Read More

What Type of Culture Are You Creating in Your Family?
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  I just left my five-year-old granddaughter’s birthday party and am now sitting in an airport as I write this blog. During Selah’s party, her friends and family affirmed her.   Her brother said she was “sweet, fun, and precious.” Her … Read More

How to Listen So Your Adult Kids Will Talk.
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Last week, I wrote my blog on “How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk,” which focused primarily on kids who are still at home. Once your kids become adults, the rules for listening well change. I thought today I’d … Read More

How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk
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 When I was in the thick of raising kids I had a profound question enter my mind. I remember wondering, “How do I want this all to turn out?” In many ways it was a startling question. To this day … Read More

Three Reasons to Take a Vacation This Summer
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As I write this, I’m packing because Steve and I are leaving for vacation early tomorrow morning. Ah, there’s nothing quite like vacation! This year, we’ll have three of our four kids and their families with us. Eight of our … Read More

Three Thoughts from our Trip to Israel
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  Over the past week, Steve and I were in Israel with our global leadership team from Reach Beyond. We had an amazing vision summit, but we also had the chance to visit several significant sights while there. The trip … Read More

Five Ways to Deal With Criticism
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Unfortunately, it’s a part of life. You will get criticized!   Learning to handle criticism has been a difficult journey for me. At times I have handled it well on the surface, while underneath it eroded a truck load of … Read More

Why You Need To Be Your Own Gatekeeper
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The Sons of Korah were keepers of the gates of the tabernacle. As gatekeepers they were positioned at the gate of the Synagogue, overseeing who came in and out to worship. In Psalm 84:10, they wrote, “Better is one day … Read More