Self Less

I like to think about me. I admit it. I focus on my career, my family, my needs, my wants. Is that unusual? The world tells us to focus on ourselves. Media tells us to be thinner, prettier, younger. Social

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The Race

A few years ago, I was asked if I would run a race, a 5k. My first thought was maybe. I’m not really a runner. Then I looked at the course for this race. It was on the hills of

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Excuses

I often think of excuses when I don’t want to exercise, or clean the house. My children are experts at excuses for every chore I put on their list. Some excuses are benign while some carry significant consequences. Healing a

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Sage Advise

I am the first to admit that I don’t like to be told what to do. I can get rather defensive and crabby in response to someone’s sage advise that I didn’t want to hear. My first reaction is usually fear followed

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Hope

      Guest blogger Melanie Land Graves shares this beautiful writing on hope. Hope…to have it, is life-giving; to be without it, is a slow death. I remember vividly so many seasons in my life when I felt there

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Spiritual Resolutions

It is that time of year for setting resolutions. I am always extra motivated at the start of the year to work on my health. Those are the easiest resolutions for me to set. Yes, some of them have failed

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Merry Christmas

                  Merry Christmas. I pray this day is one of celebration and remembrance of the incredible gift of Christ. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be

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Prepared

    Tree is decorated. Cards are in the mail. Presents are purchased, wrapped and under the tree. I am prepared for Christmas to happen. The hustle and bustle hasn’t caught me off guard. I wonder if Mary felt the

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Trust The Spirit

My son has been struggling with planning out his future and what to do with college majors. This is a pretty typical place to be for high school seniors, but he questioned my response which was to trust the Spirit.

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Sweet Remembrance

Social media has a way of messing with me. Many of us have encountered a loss with a Facebook page that goes on into infinity. For me, those pages are a place to go for tribute and sweet remembrance. They

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