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Everyday Life

Lessons I Learned From Teens

Lesson #1 I’ll never forget the silence in the room after I asked one particular question. It was a Sunday morning at my local church, and I was standing

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Everyday Life

God Is Greater

God is greater than anything. Do you believe that? We’ve probably all believed in God’s power for our friend or family member’s circumstances, but it’s much harder to

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Building Character

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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Everyday Life

God, My Husband – Living Single

As single women we deal with a unique set of circumstances and challenges. Although there are pros to living single, the other side is overwhelming. I love doing

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Building Character

Riding with God

Children mesmerize me. Pack a room with adults and one child, and I will always gravitate to the little one. I love their spirit of adventure and love

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Building Character

Using Your Gifts

Since I was little, I dreamed of owning a Jeep. Not just any model but a Jeep Wrangler. Most young girls fantasize about Prince Charming or have some

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Everyday Life

God is Our Helper

How often do you lose your cell phone in the house? Every time I misplace mine, I think of you, single mother. At least I have a husband

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Everyday Life

Strength of My Weary Heart

The past two years have been anything but magical. In fact, I’ve recorded them as probably the most difficult in my life’s journey. I would survive the day

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