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One Simple but Life-Changing Way to Deal with Anxiety

One, Simple, Life-Changing Way to Deal WIth Anxiety

I was busy doing my normal household chores when I got a call from my daughter. When I answered, all I heard was heavy breathing. I suddenly knew something was wrong and as much as I tried to get her to tell me what was wrong, all I heard were heavy breaths and silent sobs. “Honey, I need you to take slow, deep, breaths.” I didn’t really know how to help her, but I knew…

How to Show Grace to Others

How to Show Grace to Others

Hi there friends! We’re sliding into the middle of July, and summer is almost over. We have two more weeks of “Summer Sizzle,” and then I’ll be back to posting regularly. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer but I’m grateful! I love today’s post from my friend Dawn, at Above the Waves, because it’s about one of my favorite subjects; grace. I think we can all use a lesson in grace every so often. Actually,…

5 Truths for Your Broken Heart

5 Truths for Your Broken Heart

Everyone suffers from a broken heart at some point in their lives and taking the easy way out and denying it sometimes seems to be the best option in dealing with it. But the thing is, it’s not the easy way out. When we face the pain and heartbreak, healing begins. And the most amazing part of facing it is that we aren’t alone. Jesus is with us, even when we can’t feel His presence. Today’s…

Overcommitted: 3 Things to Consider Before Saying Yes

Overcommited: 3 Things to Consider Before Saying Yes

As a young mom, I wanted everything to be perfect. Reflecting back to a time when Alex was 3 and Averee was 1, I was super insecure about myself as a wife and mother. I wanted my girls to eat 3 square meals a day. Of course, wouldn’t you know it, that God would gift me with the most stubborn daughter who refused to eat my healthy options. I wanted my home to be perfect. This…

When You Don’t Want to Submit in Marriage.

Submitting in Marriage: When You Stink at it!

Welcome to week#3 of our summer sizzle series! I love this beautiful woman that wrote today’s article. Alison is wise beyond her years. I had the pleasure of meeting her several months ago because she used to live not far from me. Alison is young, but you’d never know it by talking to her. She truly is an inspiration and a gift to me. Whether you’ve been married for 1 year or 20 years, you’ll…

How to Live with an Authentic Faith | S & L Linkup #5

What is Authentic Faith? How to Live with an Authentic Faith, Link Up, Faith and Inspiration

Living with an authentic faith in today’s world is different than it was 20 years ago. I was 25 then and Christianity was a predominant faith, at least it was in my eyes. Maybe I was just naive, but the fact remains that being a Christian today is a welcome contrast to what it was back then. Today, it is even more important for me to live authentically for Jesus Christ. To me, this doesn’t mean…

What Do We Do When Our Daughters Hurt?

When our daughters hurt

This is week #2 of the Summer Sizzle Series. As I was reading this article by my dear friend Melanie, tears streamed down my face, because I’ve been there. And if you have girls, I know you can relate.  When my daughters hurt, it’s like a knife in my heart. If I could take all of their pain away I certainly would. Grab your kleenex friends, and get ready to learn some valuable truths that…

How Do You Measure Your Self-Worth? | Linkup #4

How do you measure your self-worth? Inspiration and Faith

“Our outward appearance should never be our greatest contribution to society.” What wise words from today’s Salt and Light feature. Liz is refreshingly transparent in this article, and it’s a breath of fresh air. Why is outward appearance so important to women? It’s like this thing we carry around with us like it’s chained to our ankle and as much as we try to rid ourselves of it, it seems to just linger. The fact…

How do we know we’ve had a change of heart?

How do you know you've had a change of heart over something? Summer Sizzle

Ah….it’s summer! Flip-flops, sunglasses and sunburns; they just make me giddy! {it doesn’t take much} Ya know what else makes me giddy? It’s the fact that in June and July I’m featuring 8 other amazing writers once a week for your reading pleasure. So put down your book friends, and pick up that phone, tablet or PC because the articles I’m sharing are the hottest on the web! That’s right, it’s the Summer Sizzle series!…

7 Scriptures Every Teen Should Know | Linkup #3

7 Important Scriptures Every Teen Should Know (Salt & Light Linkup #3)

“More than anything I want my kids to know who they are, who God is, and what He does. They need to know what God has already done and what He promises to do for them.” -Betsy DeCruz Let’s face it, being a parent is tough. It’s not for the weak that’s for sure, especially in today’s world. I know most of you will agree with this Momma’s heart when I say that I take…

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