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Detours & Roadblocks

I excitedly prepared to head off for a conference in Grand Junction, Colorado, early the next morning. My confidence ebbed and flowed as I packed my car, ensuring

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Building Character

20 Truths About Single Moms

l. She has four legs, four arms, and two hearts—equaling double the love.2. She carries twice the work load and twice the stress but gets twice the hugs. 3.

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Building Character

The Push To Perform

The Lord has taught me many crucial lessons during my time as a parent. One lesson stands out to me the most: honor my child’s preciousness over his

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Hard Times
Building Character

Living In Hard Times

Am I the only one that feels this way, or have you noticed, too? THESE ARE HARD TIMES! Not exactly a positive way to introduce a blog, but

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Fear
Building Character

Fear Is Not Your Puppet Master

I’m just so tired of being a puppet on a string, controlled by fear. Can someone please pass me the scissors so I can cut the ties that

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Building Character

My First Thanksgiving as a Single Mom

I’ll never forget the Thanksgiving at my house on 803 Glenn Drive, Euless, Texas. (And that is pronounced – YOUless, Texas – not USEless, Texas.) Indeed the lessons

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Building Character

Pizza Love

My youngest son takes everything I say literally. He always has. About five years ago I was sitting with him in the drop-off line at school. He gathered

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The Hotel Clerk

When’s the last time someone shocked you with an ill-mannered comment or flabbergasted you with an unwarranted reprimand? Maybe during traffic? At the office? At a family gathering?

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5 Ways to Press on After Failure

In the 1929 Rose Bowl, Georgia Tech played the University of California. Toward the end of the first half, UC defensive player Roy Riegels recovered a fumble but

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Building Character

The Cliff Walk

Several years ago I was gifted a free airline ticket and a few nights hotel room which opened a whole bucket of possibilities. Where did I want to

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