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Three Keys to a Healthy Relationship with Your Teen/Young Adult Child

Later this week I will travel to spend time with Katie and her husband. We are all very excited. There was a time many years ago when I could not have imagined a fun visit like this. Most of you have read either here or in my book, Love No […]

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What I Told Your Daughter–How God Sees Her

Part 2—How God Sees You: Who You Really Are Monday we talked about the unique person God made you to be. Today we will talk about how God sees you and why that matters. First you need to know one thing about God. God loves you. 1 John 4:9, 10 […]

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What I Told Your Daughter

This past weekend I experienced a first. I spoke at a high school girls’ retreat. Yes, I have had teen girls in my audiences, but this was the first time teen girls were my primary audience. We had a ball! My heart’s desire was for these girls to know how […]

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Making Sure You Achieve Your 2017 Goals

Preface: God knows one way we learn best is by hearing the same idea said in a different way. I wrote this blog a couple of days ago deeply from my heart. It is something God is teaching me and it is working in me. When I almost finished I […]

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Why I Don’t and Won’t Live on Social Media

I often feel like Wilma Flintstone when it comes to navigating effect social media. It’s just not my thing. I often ask myself, “What is my purpose on social media? What do I post? What is silly? What is helpful? What helps my reader get to know me?” My purpose […]

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Two Simple Ways to Put First the Important People/Things in Your Life

Today many people go back to work after a long Christmas break and many kids go back to school. Life as it was before the holidays returns. Life-as-it-was may bring the dread of jumping back on the crazy hamster wheel which never slows and of which you feel you can […]

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Two Tips to a Better Relationship with Your Adult Child

Did seeing your adult child during the holidays make you sad? Were you made more aware of the choices he is making that your don’t agree with? You loved being with your child, but you came away from your family celebrations with an ache in your heart. You sense that […]

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How Being a Little Grinchy Brings Peace

If you’re anything like me, your angst is growing right along with your Christmas to-do list as the days grow fewer. I need to be ready for Christmas by December 21. Katie and Joe arrive that day and I want to be fully prepared so I can enjoy them and […]

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Navigating Changes in Your Holiday Traditions

“So how was your Thanksgiving?”, a friend at church asked me Sunday morning. She meant it to be pleasant small talk and she really did care. I started my reply with the usual, “Good, thanks for asking”, but before I knew it feelings that I thought were neatly tucked away […]

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Are You Where You Belong?

  “There’s something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.” –Beatrix Potter in the movie, Miss Potter. I love this quote from Miss Potter. She is so right. Yet, finding […]

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