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The Power of Unconditional Love in Parenting

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Unconditional love is just that–unconditional. It doesn’t matter about school grades, performance on athletic teams, behavior at the dinner table, or attitude.... Read full article

A Grateful People

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Often Christians wonder what God’s will for their lives is. Whom should I marry? What should my major in college be? Should I accept this new job position? And the list goes on. But there is one part of His will for our lives that is crystal clear: w... Read full article

Prepare Your Heart for Easter

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Lent is the period of 40 weekdays before Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday, and Sundays are not counted. Lent is a period of preparation before Easter and represents a teachable moment for families. I encourage you to use Lent as an opportunity for ... Read full article

Bless Their Heart

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It is a widely-known witticism that when you talk about someone in the South, one can self-pardon by simply adding the words, “bless their heart.” The reality is, what is being said rarely does actually bless anybody. It seems harmless enough, until ... Read full article

Contentment in Uncertain Times

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Our world has undergone enormous change in just a few months. Who would have ever thought we would be talking about the good old days of just last year? In a period of only two months, we have seen unemployment go from record lows to record highs. ... Read full article



Grass-lined Sidewalks

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Independence Day is probably one of my favorite holidays. I met my husband during this time of the year. We were married almost exactly one year later. We typically celebrate our anniversary and the holiday together; after all, who doesn’t want firew... Read full article

Four Ways To Lead Your Child Through Loss

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Learn how to help your child deal with the loss of someone close.... Read full article

Letting Go of 2020 and Starting Fresh

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I’m sure you don’t need much convincing to let go of 2020. Here are three things to keep in mind as you kick 2020 to the curb, because how you move on is important. Take stock before you take off.... Read full article

Faith-Filled

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I consider myself an optimist. I’m one of those people who would say my glass of iced tea is always half-full. However, there are times that I have to remind myself–or perhaps permit myself–to feel emotions other than happiness. I’m not sure why I re... Read full article

Parenting Together

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One potentially divisive area that often catches parents off-guard is the method of parenting. It’s not usually on the docket for one of those late night conversations associated with young love before we tie the knot. But, as in most areas that divi... Read full article

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