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Month: January 2018

Why We Should Pray

Why We Should Pray

(Inside: Does prayer even do anything? Why pray?) “I lost my job!” I said between sobs into the phone. “What do you mean, you lost it?” my husband replied, confused. “I. Got. Cut. Even though I’m tenured, I’m STILL the least-senior teacher.…so, cut!” “Oh, wow. […]

Live Your Purpose

Live Your Purpose

A Child’s Question The other night, my 10-year-old son and I were in the kitchen together washing dishes. As we talked he suddenly asked me, “Mom, what do you think is the most important job of a parent?” Knowing my kind-hearted son, he wanted to […]

Rediscover Your Everyday Miracle

Rediscover Your Everyday Miracle

(Inside: Enrich your daily life by rediscovering your everyday miracle.)  Every day you and I get to be a part of a miracle. But I don’t always see it. (Do you?) It’s undeniable when we see a beginning. A sweet newborn: we celebrate, we cuddle, […]

New Year, New Start: Help for Setting Goals in the Coming Year

New Year, New Start: Help for Setting Goals in the Coming Year

A New Year & A New Start There’s something about the start of a new year that feels like a fresh start. As the clock ticks down to midnight and the calendar starts over with month one, day one, we all get a sense that […]

Grow Your Faith One Step at a Time

Grow Your Faith One Step at a Time

(Inside: How to grow your faith.) Have you ever looked at an obstacle in your life – struggling relationships, anxiety, indecisiveness, fear…etc… and concluded the reason your challenge has not moved is that you lack faith? I get you. Because we can think if we […]


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