Confessions of Comparison from a Recovering Perfectionist

Listening to my sisters-in-law discuss their latest recipe finds and cuisine creations at an enjoyable Mother’s Day dinner, I appreciated their excitement over all things kitchen and hospitality. Both accomplished…

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Rediscover Joy in the Hectic Holiday Season— Christmas Encounters of the Close Kind

While madly rushing about attempting to conquer my lengthy Christmas to-do list, Santa Baby plays in the background, bringing with it thoughts of the culture’s me mentality. I like to…

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Destress, Declutter & Rediscover Wonder this Holiday Season

How do the holidays fit you? Like a glove? A suit and tie, a festive party dress, comfy PJ's? Or a straight-jacket? My love affair with the holidays began early,…

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4 Life-changing Lessons from a Real Disney Princess

What do joy, kindness and pixie dust have in common? Kayla Marie Adkins. Our family's love affair with Kayla began when she and our oldest daughter, Bethany, were in Kindergarten.…

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Surrendering Control to a Loving God—Control Freak Confessions Part 2

Talking with my brother recently—I wish over coffee—we mulled over our controlling tendencies.  Beginning in childhood, we all acquire a few battle scars: Chronic chaos Loss of a loved one…

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