Confronting Uncomfortable—Christmas Encounters of the Close Kind

Have you ever traveled cross-continent? Sleep deprivation, jet lag, and general feelings of disorientation leave even the most seasoned traveler weary and a bit anxious.  Not only was this my…

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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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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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Confessions from a Recovering Control Freak

Her life came to a grinding halt. Struggling to control her circumstances, she fought anything potentially standing in her way—people, circumstances, even God. Wrestling became a debilitating way of life.…

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