When Life Feels Rushed

When Life Feels Rushed

Do you ever feel like your days are filled with one rushed moment after another? I sure do! Most days I find myself running from one errand to another. Replying to one email after another. Having one conversation after another. Saying yes to help one person after another. Rush. Rush. Rush. And at the end of most days I'm either worn out from all those rushed moments or feeling anxious about all the demands the next day will bring. When is it time to relax? Three weeks ago our Continue reading

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When Marriage Becomes A Struggle

When Marriage Becomes A Struggle

Every week I receive another email from a woman whose heart has been broken and marriage is falling apart.  She's either lost the desire to be with her husband or her husband no longer wants to be with her. Hidden emails discovered by mistake. Sharp words that cut like a knife. Suitcases packed and sitting by the front door. Fractured relationships and broken dreams. The stories have been numerous and my heart aches over each one. I wish I had all the right words to tell her. A phrase Continue reading

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When Fear Holds Us Hostage

When Fear Holds Us Hostage

As a teenager, I lived a pretty sheltered life. I believed nothing bad would ever happen to me. Then one day, I found myself in the middle of a really bad situation. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time resulted in a pistol put to my head. A robbery that was a sudden and terrifying scenario for this naive teenage girl. "Don't move or I'll shoot!" The sharp words of my abductor rattled me to my very core. Shaking uncontrollably, I could feel the cold, hard surface of his gun pushing Continue reading

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Does Your Calendar Have White Space?

Does Your Calendar Have White Space?

As I glanced at my calendar this morning, I immediately thought of you. I wondered if your calendar looked anything like mine. Not that we'd have the same appointments or to-do lists. Your work schedule and errands are probably very different. Many I'm sure. Maybe you have lunch planned with a friend or a hair appointment with your stylist. I don't have either of those on my calendar, although that sounds wonderful. But I've got a whole bunch of other things listed. As I looked at my Continue reading

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I Need A Favor

I Need A Favor

Do you struggle with asking for help? Do you find it hard to ask someone to do a favor for you? I struggle with this all the time and I'm trying to figure out why. If you're like me, you rarely hesitate helping a friend who needs support. It could be something simple like picking up an extra gallon of milk while you're at the store because your friend is home sick with the flu. Or it might be a little more complicated like having your friend's children stay with you for a few days while Continue reading

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The Perfect Direction (Giveaway)

The Perfect Direction (Giveaway)

Update: The winner of this week's giveaway is Michelle Axton Kelly. Congratulations to Michelle and a B-I-G thanks to everyone for leaving such great comments. I appreciate your honesty, transparency and insight.  I'm feel so blessed that God has allowed our paths to cross.  Do you ever feel like your going in circles and not making any progress? If you're like me, you sometimes second guess your decisions or wonder if you're really headed in the right direction. I used to struggle with Continue reading

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