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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Christ-Centered Soul-Care: 3 Alarming Crises of the Soul—A 4 Part Series

Cheeks moist with tears became my new normal. A relentless task-master, fear brought me this far in life, and I could go no farther.  Like a trembling puppy cowering in…

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Anxiety—It’s all in your Head?—The Proven Practice of Presence

“How could you be so stupid? You're worthless!”  These thoughts were my continual companions prior to 2018. Fear and shame finally tipping the scales, I decided “I’d rather check out…

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