7 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care During the Holidays
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7 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care During the Holidays

As the holidays approach, I envision myself nestled near the Christmas tree with my hands cradling a good book and cup of hot chocolate. Also, I imagine indulging in my favorite Hallmark Christmas movies while snuggling under my favorite blanket. Plus, as I’m thinking through the upcoming festivities, I often daydream about other simple ways…

Finding Contentment When Life Hasn’t Turned Out Like You Planned

Finding Contentment When Life Hasn’t Turned Out Like You Planned

Do you know the story of the woman at the well?  In that story, Jesus unmasked her hidden sin and five husbands and live-in boyfriend.  I know we shake our head when we hear that account and secretly judge her indiscretions. While it’s true she made some bad decisions, we’re ultimately not that different from…

How to Muster Self Control When You REALLY Lack Discipline
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How to Muster Self Control When You REALLY Lack Discipline

I did something really stupid the other day. My husband was gone, and I was home with four extra boys, a new, untrained puppy, whose bladder is the size of a sesame seed, and a potty-training three-year-old, Ethan. I was frustrated and overwhelmed, and I irritable because the first words out of my mouth when…

3 Reasons Christian Women Need to Take a Break
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3 Reasons Christian Women Need to Take a Break

It’s easy to get lost in the monotonous and mundane of life. Before long, you find yourself going through the motions with a half-hearted spirit. This is a warning sign you’re that you’re headed to exhaustion and you need to take a break.  Yet I’ve found that Christian women often forgo the opportunity for true…