Category Archives: relationships

Downplaying Your Teen’s Drama






How do you deal with your teen’s disappointments, disillusionments & drama? Please share your feedback. Continue reading




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When Mercy Meets Mean






Early this am I had such a meaningful time in the Word & was brought low and overjoyed at the same time. Then in a New York minute, two short and ugly confrontations happened back to back that made me … Continue reading




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Reflective Thoughts–for MOMS of Young’uns






When my kids were little, I often felt like I was all alone in my distressed moments. Even though I had a community of other moms and great friends around me, I’d hold back. Share just enough, but keep my … Continue reading




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Love’s Friends






One of the things I cherish most about the Bible is how it sets itself apart from our natural view of right living, of morality and wisdom and love. Even though I know better, I still love a good Hollywood … Continue reading




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The Death of me






I’d had it up to here with all three of my teens. I’m not sure exactly where “here” is, but I was ready to take a taxi someplace else. The negative thoughts my brain was racking up were hitting record … Continue reading




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Blog-Walking Season






I love to write. I love to journal & communicate. I love God talk & meaningful faith conversation. Blogging has always been such a great outlet for me, an extra way to process & sort out life. And if it … Continue reading




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Intimacy Issues






Do you struggle to love your kids, your spouse, your family & friends deeply? Are you hesitant to let others in to know you better and be closer to you? Boy, can I relate. But there’s hope for us.




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Just My Size






As I went to tuck in my girls at bedtime one evening when they were younger, I found two pairs of my clothes on the floor–clothes that they had sorted through and put on after having promised to return them … Continue reading




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Is Love in the Air? Or my Opinion?






“But enough about me, let’s talk about you: What do YOU think of me?” ~Beaches Opinions. We all have them, but do we really need to air them all? Or even half of them? I’m pointing at myself. I am … Continue reading




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Powerful Prayer






Sometimes I can get in a rut when praying for my family and friends. Beyond their specific and requested needs, it encourages me to know that the Bible gives me the best words to pray of all. Besides Jesus’ prayer … Continue reading




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