Category: Inner Cleaning

I had the opportunity recently to speak to middle and high school students. What do you share with students of this age? You share your own story. I did not like myself during those years. I struggled deeply with my …

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Sometimes inner cleaning requires getting out the heavy equipment, and doing some deep cleaning. I have things in my life that carry deep roots. Things that have not been easy to get rid of in my relationships. I grew up …

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Recently, my son had texted about wanting to leave school early to go to work. Texting is not a great way to have a conversation. We went back and forth. He wasn’t getting the result he desired. He continued to …

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“No, I don’t want to. No, you can’t make me. No, go away. No. No. No.” Sound familiar? Sound like a two year old? Better yet, sound like a teenager? This was the response I received from my teenage son …

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Bad things happen in life. It can feel like you are headed into a long dark tunnel. You don’t know what is on the other side. Somebody hurts you and everything around you gets a little darker. It starts to …

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Sometimes coming to agreement is difficult. We want what we want. My understanding of needs isn’t always the same as others. Yet, we are called to be in agreement. How do we make that happen? It reminds me of one …

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The other morning I woke up around 1;00 am and had two phrases from a song going through my head. “The prison walls started falling, and I became a free man that day.” I couldn’t remember any other part of …

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Sometimes it’s my kiddos who get the wheels in my brain turning. Sometimes they even teach me a thing or two although I hate to admit that part. Earlier this week my oldest was telling me about a friends testimony …

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I’m sick. For the last several days I have been nursing a nasty head cold. Cough, congestion, and fatigue have plagued my days and my nights. My eyes just want to stay closed, and I need to take out stock …

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Have you ever gone bowling and used the bumpers? When in use, they raise up and prevent the ball from going into the gutter. The ball will bounce off the and move back toward the center. It may do this …

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