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We Don’t Need Tough Love, We Need Tough Love.

I’ve heard the phrase so many times, “It’s just a little tough love.” Typically after a parent, teacher, mentor, coach, or friend says something that sounds quite opposite from love. Do you enjoy receiving this kind of ‘tough love’? I … Continue reading

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Competitive Sports: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Within the last generation or two, a surge of competitive sports has began taking over families everywhere. Mom vans, and carpools. Half time snacks and loads of laundry. Dinner through the drive thru and homework in the car. Early mornings … Continue reading

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Writing Changes Things

Why do I write?  The question has echoed in my head more than once, maybe you’ve heard the same? This question is healthy–sort of a reality check. Without a vision of where we’re heading it can be hard to see the … Continue reading

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Skip the Homework

You’ll be fine. Really, it’s not that important. You’re smart enough.  I remember vividly in High School telling myself I could get by without doing the homework. As long as I kept my grades up, I did as little as … Continue reading

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Who is the Next Version of You?

Take a look where you’ve been. Who you were. What is different about the person you are right now? Are you more patient? Do you spend your money differently? Do you think about your future more? Do you keep up … Continue reading

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Receiving Encouragement to Give Encouragement!

I cannot tell you enough how wonderful and inspiring Miss Julia is over at crippledatYourtable is. I have gotten to know her over the past few months, and she leaves inspiration all over me every day! When she nominated me for … Continue reading

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Rushing with Grace

There are going to be days when we have to rush. We have to rush because of earlier choices we’ve made. We’ll watch the clock and wish for more time, but we’ll see it continue ticking away without a care … Continue reading

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