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My friends today might find this shocking but I wasn’t a great friend before I met my husband, Alex. I was socially awkward, distant, and aloof. I struggled with building strong lasting friendships. Let’s put it to you this way I was only a bridesmaid in one wedding and that was for my sister. (Obligatory […]

Top Friendship Habits I Learned from my Husband

Faith, Fun, Marriage

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Some of the greatest periods of spiritual growth came out of seasons where I engaged with a Christian mentor. I first found a Christian mentor when I was serving in youth ministry. The types of behaviors and circumstances that my girls were dealing with was beyond my experience. I needed to find someone who could […]

Tips to find a Christian Mentor

Faith

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People ask me regularly what I do for exercise. My typical response is, “I do lots of things including weights, hiking, running, and yoga.” The response is usually a confused defeated look. As though I were hiding the magical routine that keeps me in shape. The real reason I stay physically fit is because I […]

5 Spiritual Disciplines that Strengthen Your Faith

Faith, Prayer

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If you are anything like me you are learning a lot about the opinions and preferences of your friends during these unprecedented times. The war is raging about whether you should wear a mask, observe strict quarantine, attend a protest, or whether you should use the #blacklivesmatter to support your black friends. Do you agree […]

Keys to Being a Good Friend when you Disagree

Faith

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Life presents us with many paths. It can be challenging which direction to go when the options available seem similar. I have often been asked the question, “Would you be interested?” From starting a small group, joining a mission trip, or moving to another country this question is often followed by excitement or uncertainty. When […]

How to Determine an Opportunity from a Distraction?

Faith, Prayer

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People that know me now would find it hard to believe that I used to have the nickname, “Worry Wart.” My fourth-grade teacher was the first person to speak it out loud that I worried about everything. I distinctly remember her saying, “Stop being such a worry-wart. You are doing great.” I was only 10 […]

From Worry Wart to Worship Warrior

Prayer

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Have you ever prayed for something really big only to have it never happen? Have you ever prayed for a miracle? I want to clarify a few things before we dare ourselves to pray for miracles. A miracle according to Oxford is “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific […]

Dare to Pray for Miracles

Prayer

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One of life’s greatest lessons I continue to apply is that my attitude affects my experience. How I am able to choose how I think has a direct correlation to a happy fulfilled life. I was a dyed-in-the-wool skeptic when it came to the idea that if I just think happy thoughts I’ll find happiness. […]

Change Your Stinking Thinking

Faith

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Some women wear joy like a jacket. They effortlessly smile, wave, and embrace others with a genuine sense of happiness. I admired people like that from afar but never thought I could be one of them. I wished I could order up joy like a side of fries. Ironically, today people would probably say I […]

5 Habits of Joyful People

Fun

Free Guide: The Perseverance Worksheet

Getting ready to set sail? Here are a few things to help you get your sea legs.