• Starting Over
    Starting Over (Again): Ten Tips for Picking Up the Pieces When Life Goes Off the Rails

    Sometimes life can veer wildly off track and leave you reeling. Relationships end, jobs disappear, people let you down, health crises arise, and people die. When the worst happens, it feels like the end of the world,...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Dating
    5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Marriage

    Getting married and spending the rest of our lives with someone is what most (if not all) of us strive for. It makes no difference if we’ve been with the same person since we were 22 or...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Feeling
    Tired of feeling like a doormat?

    It happens all the time and you’re probably not even aware of it. Or you are aware of it, but you’ve just accepted it as a way of life. Your boss just *assumes* you’re going to work late…even though...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Chocolates
    Think Outside the Box of Chocolates

    Valentine’s Day calls to mind pictures of ornate flower arrangements, expensive gifts, and costly dinners all in an attempt to show your loved one how much you care. What if this Valentine’s Day, instead of splurging on...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Valentines
    Do You Know the History of Valentines Day?

    Love is in the air! The season of love is just around the corner. Every February 14, people all over the world show their affection for one another by giving gifts such as flowers, chocolates, and cards...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Youth
    Find Your Youth—It’s Not Too Late

    What is youth? Most often we refer to it simply as the period between childhood and adulthood when we transition from dependence to independence. Others define it as a feeling, appearance, energy, vitality, or another characteristic that...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Love
    Love and the Art of Give and Take

    One day my 9-year-old was playing violin outside a small shopping plaza. She’s done this before and it’s common for people to watch for a while and then throw some money in her violin case. But this time,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Love
    Love—Just in Time

    My husband of 23 years announced he was leaving. And he did. I tumbled down, down shock shattered dreams heart-break fear. In the ensuing months, snippets of his actions leaked to me from one of our teenagers...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Self Esteem
    How to Boost Your Confidence After Divorce

    Divorce really has a way of wrecking our lives. Not only are we learning to be single again, we are also forced to adapt to new realities of a change in lifestyle, schedules, and retirement plans. As...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Daily Devotional
    When Doors Don’t Open

    I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Joshua 1:5, NIV) Friend to Friend The morning had been hectic and they were running late because the baby needed a last minute diaper change. Tara needed to get all...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • We Gravitate Towards What We Contemplate

    Ever glance off at a pretty sunset only to feel your car tires jarring along the roadside? Truth is, if we focus exclusively on driving between the yellow lines, we avoid veering. We can apply this principle...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Life Is This Moment

    2017 was to be a milestone year. I was turning 50, celebrating 30 years of marriage to my high school sweetheart and our five children were busy striving toward their goals and dreams. In hindsight, though, I...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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