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How Do You Fight Fear?

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Today we are all facing a giant. A giant of epidemic proportion with uncertainty crouching in every corner. We can’t let fear destroy us, but how do we fight something we can’t even see? How do we fight something that threatens to kill us or destroy our way of living? It’s easy to have faith […]

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4 Secret Weapons to Destroy Bitterness

4 Secret Weapons to Destroy Bitterness

Did you know bitterness is a poison? Bitterness not only affects our emotions, but left untreated, the toxins produced by bitterness eventually seep into our body as well. Resentment can cause all kinds of physical ailments. In her book, Who Switched Off My Brain? Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions, Dr. Caroline Leaf reports, “A massive body […]

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When All Isn’t Merry and Bright

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Christmas is a wonderful time of celebration, but for many women December spells difficult. Hard. Even painful. Loneliness, disappointments and lost hope. Toxic relationships or family members make gatherings trying. Divorce and separation can create a tremendous void and celebrating the first Christmas without a loved one can make grief unbearable. Instead of glorious, December […]

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Jake’s Girlfriend

I gotta girlfriend

Jake had sandy blonde hair, big brown eyes and pudgy cheeks. When he smiled, his grin exposed a missing front tooth. He knocked it out on the coffee table when he was learning to run. Most toddlers learn to walk first, but not Jake. You know the type—not happy at ground level and born to […]

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Nurse and Rehearse

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Nurse and Rehearse Have you ever been in a rut? Nursed and rehearsed issues until your brain is fried? I have. Trust me—it’s not a very nice place. I don’t think I’ve ever said, Hmm, I need a change of scenery…I’d like to stay in a rut. Let me go to Hotels.com and see if […]

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Though it Lingers

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I’ve always had a God-given gift and desire to create beautiful things out of nothing. It’s something I was born with. I remember when I was about eight-years old my parents had some friends over and while they were visiting, I found an old tuna fish can, covered it with scraps of felt, glitter, and […]

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How a Revelation Changed My Mind About Sex

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Trust me. I tried. Before I was married, I did my best to be a good girl. But with every relationship, I caved in to the temptation to have sex. I thought my convictions were strong, but the temptation was more than my flesh could handle. But so was the disappointment. Disappointment not only in […]

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Mistletoe Market

Mistletoe market

Who would guess that selling Christmas cheer would drive out fear? I pulled into the driveway just before the December dusk spread its blanket over the Oklahoma sky. As I opened my car door, I gasped. A mangled mess of tree branches were strewn all over my yard. What in the world? As my eyes […]

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The Christmas Secret

Wonderful Winter Christmas Post

Christmastime is supposed to be The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. For many of us, however, it’s actually the most difficult time of the year. Expectations run high with stories on Instagram and posts on Facebook and Pinterest. And if we happen to be among those who still get what my friend Julia calls […]

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My Guidepost Workshop Experience

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Winning the Guideposts contest has been a dream of mine for at least a decade. I’ve made several submissions and have always anticipated the contest deadline for months prior. This year. Not so much. The deadline blindsided me. It snuck up on me like this week in Oklahoma when Old Man Winter showed up in […]

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