3 Blessings Fathers Need to Thank and Encourage Them Every Day
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3 Blessings Fathers Need to Thank and Encourage Them Every Day

Have you ever noticed that we spend Mother’s Day telling moms they’re wonderful? We honor them with love through gifts and attention. The goal is to make moms feel appreciated for all they do and celebrate their role in the lives of their children and their influence on society. And that’s great! But there is…

3 Positive Steps to Take that will Help You Live with Humility
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3 Positive Steps to Take that will Help You Live with Humility

What do you think of when you hear the word humility? Is it just the opposite of pride? Pride can be anything from self-respect and satisfaction in a job well done to arrogance and impertinence. Solomon wrote: Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 He also wrote: Pride ends in humiliation, while humility…

Why It’s Important to Know & Speak the Truth that Helps Eternally
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Why It’s Important to Know & Speak the Truth that Helps Eternally

I often struggle with the amped-up ugly interactions that are so prevalent in our current society. I’ve prayerfully asked God to help me look past my own agitation and choose my words here carefully. And I’d like to ask you a question… What’s most important? Popularity? Recognition? Your opinion? Your friend’s opinions? Or the truth? It’s hard to know…

How God Will Help You Do Everything with “Agape” Love
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How God Will Help You Do Everything with “Agape” Love

“Do everything with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 Paul wrote these words as part of his final instructions in his first letter to the church in Corinth. The Greek word for love in this verse is “agape” . . . love that is: Unconcerned with the self and concerned with the greatest good of another. Agape isn’t born…

An Important Reason Why We Need to Speak Gently and Stop Judging
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An Important Reason Why We Need to Speak Gently and Stop Judging

I’ve been blogging for more than 12 years, and I don’t remember ever receiving the kind of verbal attacks on my faith like I have in recent months. Technology has put a powerful weapon into the hands of social media and those who use it. Studies show that the vast majority of “chatter” on line…

How to Have the Relationship You Want with Your Adult Children
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How to Have the Relationship You Want with Your Adult Children

It’s almost that time of year again when families will gather together for the holidays. The time when personality clashes, opinions, behaviors, and attitudes put a strain on the relationship between parents and their adult children. We all want to have ongoing great relationships with our adult children but they don’t always happen easily. But…

Simple Things You Can Do that will Make Thanksgiving Special
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Simple Things You Can Do that will Make Thanksgiving Special

For many of us in America, our Thanksgiving celebration is rich with traditions we enjoy with family and friends. We gather together and dine on must-have recipes that get gobbled up (pun not intended) way too quickly. What if we’re missing some of the best and most important parts of celebrating Thanksgiving out of hurried…

10 Things You Can Do that will Make You a Great Friend
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10 Things You Can Do that will Make You a Great Friend

It’s been a weird season for friendships, hasn’t it? We’ve spent much less time with each other in person and our online relationships seem to be burdened by the overshadowing of divisive views and opinions being tossed in the air like confetti. It’s funny! Some friendships seem effortless and last a lifetime and others crash…