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The Power of Words

  Every addict who has entered the 12 step program has to first admit two truths. We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable. And the second- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. It is typically said that one has to hit their “rock bottom” …

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More than the Highlight Reel- Redeeming the Mundane

My friend, Jessica Clark, posted a funny status the other day, as she often does. (She will make you laugh, cry, and pray I promise! Read her stuff.) Her post read, “On Judgment Day, if all those tracts are right and they roll a video of my life to be weighed, they’ll just need to fast-forward through like 30 years …

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Creating a Reading Nook

So I was sick for over a week. Really sick. Maybe the flu, maybe just a really bad cold, who knows. This gave me a lot of time to think, and peruse Pinterest which, of course, is a very valid use of my sick time. All of the sudden it hit me, we NEED to create a reading nook for …

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Grace Changes Everything

Grace. The beautiful mystery of a second chance that is undeserved. I’ve known grace many times. To have words seasoned with grace is a prayer that often crosses my lips. A quote I read today pierced me deeply. It was written by one of my favorite writers, a woman whose words have the ability to simultaneously convict, encourage, and inspire …

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3 Reasons Natural Remedies Don’t Work

In my short stint on this planet I have met my fair share of non-believers. You know, people who do not believe in natural remedies, they believe in medicine, meaning conventional medicine. I have often heard from these people- “natural remedies don’t work.” And you know what, they are right.  Here are 3 reasons why natural remedies don’t work: 1. …

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Simple Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

I love soup. I mean I LOVE soup. If you’ve been around me for any amount of time you already know this. Butternut squash soup is probably my all time favorite. It’s so creamy, so rich, so satisfying and delicious. Every year when Fall arrives and the leaves begin to change colors and the air gets  beautifully crisp, I can’t …

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I’d Rather Be The One To Steal My Child’s Innocence…

Recently my husband and I were discussing how to teach our kids to protect themselves. How to protect themselves from dangerous people or dangerous situations… even with people who they know or have known and feel safe with… We’ve been trying to figure out how to equip them to avoid the potential for molestation or being introduced to pornography at …