Tag Archives: self-awareness

Avoiding New Year’s Resolution Regret

Dec 29

This week, I was all in my head, once again, wrestling with the mounting responsibilities of life, concerns, and to-dos—not to mention the personal goals I’d set for myself. And with talk of New Year’s resolutions rearing its ugly head, … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions: Let’s get spiritual, spiritual…

Dec 28

It’s that time of year when every magazine begins touting its bulge busting tips for the New Year. Headlines promising to help us “Drop Two Sizes” and “Shrink that Belly” give us hope that someday we’ll fit back into those … Continue reading

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Why I’m Removing Facebook From My Mobile Device

Aug 25

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13 (ESV) Facebook is an incredible tool. It connects family members far and wide. … Continue reading

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Tit for Tat

Mar 24

“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”  ~ Jesus (John 8:7) I couldn’t believe what I was reading. As I scrolled down my Facebook news feed, there it was … Continue reading

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Our living legacy

Feb 5

Call me naive, but I thought watching the Super Bowl game was a family affair. I never would have guessed that I’d actually have to stand guard, ready to shield my kids’ eyes from the filth we apparently now call … Continue reading

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Tripping Over Expectations

Dec 28

“…Expectations kill relationships. And I’ve known expectations as a disease, silent killer heaping her burdens on the shoulders of a relationship until a soul bursts a pulmonary and dies.” ~ Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts Whoever coined the phrase “family … Continue reading

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Saving America requires a Savior

Nov 9

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12, NIV).” Since Tuesday evening, … Continue reading

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Thank God I am not perfect

Oct 10

“I love you mom.”                   “Why do you love me Merick?”                                                                    “Because you love me.” (An exchange between my almost four-year-old son and me, just after a “mommy meltdown.”) I’ve often wondered, why God has entrusted me to … Continue reading

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Dear Me (at 16)

Sep 13

Today’s post is a part of a blog series hosted by Emily Freeman, author of a brand new book for young women called Graceful. This writing exercise is a great reminder of what it feels like to be 16 years old … Continue reading

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Like mother, like daughter

May 16

 We depend way too much on what we get from people and not nearly enough on what we get from God. –Joyce Meyer “Mom! I found the one!” Kendal exclaimed with all the excitement of someone having just opened a … Continue reading

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