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Steadfast

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Steadfast
You’ve heard the hullabaloo about picking a word for the year. A port in the storm, an anchor for when we go off course, a reminder of all that we held hope for at the start of the new year. Like a phoenix from the ashes, we rise.

Ruminate or Illuminate

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Ruminate or Illuminate
What we believe about ourselves has been defined by what we are not- not a victim, not important, not seen, not heard. Determination and fight not to be a victim is a true submission to victimhood, it's a bowing to the situation that made you feel that way. 

Let It Shine

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Let It Shine

As I was praying last night and thanking God for all of the gifts He has given me, he gave me a verse: No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.Matthew 5:15‭-‬16 NLT He showed me that worrying about labels or rank or doing things the way others do them is a bushel. That bushel of accepted...


Cheaters Never Prosper

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Cheaters Never Prosper

So we have recently tried to implement Family Night.  Life seems to be passing in a blur. And although we spend lots of time all together, it seems like most of that time is spent rushing here or there and everywhere.  As a result, we decided to take one night a week and try to reserve it for a little something fun. Movie night, a barbeque, or sweet husband’s suggestion—game night.  Apparently, there exists no better bonding method for the family unit than gathering together for a rousing round of board games. There’s just onnnneee small glitch though.  We have...


I recommit.

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I recommit.
For someone who struggled with loving and accepting myself in the past, the first was not a powerful motivator, but that second one? Those are my babies. If reconciling in spirit with my dad helps my children not to resent theirs or doubt themselves as fathers, then that's what I'll do.