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How to Make the Most of Your Summer

I don’t know about you, but my summers fly by. I longingly look at the calendar all spring, only to realize a moment later that it’s the end of August! This year I’m going in with a plan. I will think about all that I want to accomplish, big and small and prepare to...

In the Moment

“Look deep into the other person’s eyes,” the instructor said quietly, soothingly from the front of the room. “Just stay in the moment. Notice any thoughts you may have. Look away if you need to, but then come back.” This was spoken at a training I attended one Monday...

Gift Bags for the Homeless

This past Easter, our church put together “baskets” for people serviced by two homeless shelters in our area. After discussing what would be best to put in them with the directors of these programs, we loaded them up with helpful goodies: a new toothbrush, toothpaste,...

Rainbow Cupcakes

From Guest Blogger: Becca Groves When my niece turned five she asked if I would make rainbow cupcakes for her birthday party. And since I'm addicted to pinterest, this was basically asking me if I would like to play. Yes, yes I would. They turned out adorable and were...

One Bad Boss Away

Most have had one or two. Perhaps you have one now. Maybe, heaven forbid, you’ve even been one: a bad boss. Learning to look at challenges as opportunity has stretched me to the breaking point. God, show me what you want me to learn was my plea. Seeing the experience...

Imposter

The smile is quick and bright when you meet; however, she turns it off as fast as she rounds the corner—her happy expression turns to a snicker; her scowl reflects her scorn. She hides behind the smile, but her words give her away. Her actions are inconsistent with...

DIY Jewelry Frame

We’ve all done it. Most of us hide in shame. Others of us display it for the world to see. What is it? Our Pinterest project attempts. There are many of us brave enough to share their ventures online on sites such as http://www.pinterestfail.com/.  I’m not...

Parental Peace

For all my elementary years, I rode a bus to my school eight miles away. My town did not have an elementary school. It had the Junior High and High School combined in one building, shared by ours and three other towns. When I began seventh grade there wasn’t a bus to...

Why We Foster and Adopt Children

The other week was tough. I’m not going to lie. We got a call over the weekend that our adopted son’s biological mom had just died. Did I know any relatives they could call to notify? they wondered. I did not. Kyle and I spent the weekend praying about how our son...

Google Addiction

Worry. I’m awakened by sobs on the baby monitor, pitiful coughing cries mixed with long, wheezing breaths. Sighing, I glance over at the clock. 2:38 a.m. The baby is sick, and this is the third time tonight that she’s woken up. I stumble, zombie-like, to her bedroom....

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