Stop Digging Up Unnecessary Pain

One of the biggest problems I’ve noticed with comparison is that I can feel like I’m constantly laying it down, putting it behind me, only to catch myself a few minutes later digging it back up, returning to old mindsets. The good news, of course, is that God isn’t doing the same. I love the picture of Him in this verse:
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. (Ps. 103:12 NLT)

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Hey Moms, What Does "Strong" Mean to You?

As I sit, thinking about writing this blog to you, dear mom, I admit I am a little intimidated. I want to write a blog to you, but this world is made up of so many different kinds of women with so many different personalities and life stages. Some of you are married, some of you are single moms doing it alone and some of you have the help of a parent. By the time I consider your individual temperament, add in a husband's (or helper's) nature, and each of your children's disposition along with each of your life stages and economic situations...I might give up on it altogether! So, from the very beginning, I want to confess that I don't know everything about you or your situation, but I still have a desire to help you find your "strong" as a mom. I don't know if I can, but I hope you will give me permission to try.

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Today's Tips - Episode 10

It’s 5 o’clock on Thursday, you just got home and your hit with the question, “what’s for supper?!” Wether it’s you asking yourself or someone else wanting to know, we’ve all been there. Well I’m here to help! I wanted to share a few tried and tested recipes that are tasty, can be made in 30 minutes or less and are healthy to boot!

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Getting to the Heart of Your Child’s Behavior - Ginger Hubbard

Do you feel guilty because you know you should be faithfully training and instructing your children in righteousness but you’re not sure how? Are you spinning your wheels with ineffective parenting methods such as bribing, counting to three, and threatening punishment in an attempt to get your children to mind? Are you frustrated because it seems no matter what you do, you just can’t reach the hearts of your children?

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Today's Tips - Episode 9

Sometimes we want to treat ourselves but we end up short on time and short on funds. What to do, what to do? I present to you, the Kitchen Sink Facial! This is a way to treat yourself and your skin with items you have in your pantry.
 

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Hey Wives! What Does "Strong" Mean?

If any of you have met my husband, you know he is a strong man. He is strong in his build, in his voice, and in his confidence. He is extremely extroverted, and so engaging that he makes fast friends. But underneath his confident exterior, there are weaknesses the everyday person doesn't see. His deep love for others and willingness to help them pursue their dreams often blinds him to their disingenuous motives. He is sometimes loyal to a fault. His deep love for me makes him defensive and angry when someone takes advantage of me. His deep love for our children sometimes spoils them (which they don't mind).

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Today's Tips - Episode 8

I can’t think of a moment in my life where I wasn’t either interested in or doing something that had to do with hair and makeup. When I was 2 years old my grandmother used to stand me up on the toilet, fix my hair and put makeup on means then take me “ uptown”. She introduced me to beauty tips like applying a little perfume to your tongue for sweet smelling breath and always using your lipstick on your cheeks as well for a perfect coordinating flush of color. These are just a couple of the beauty tips she passed my way.

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Single Ladies, What does "Strong" look like?

Recently I spent some time with one of my favorite friends. Whenever we catch up, I am always amazed at her faithfulness to love Jesus with her whole heart, surrendering the parts of herself which feel broken so Jesus can heal her from the inside out. I want to share with you what she shared with me. Here's paraphrase of what she said: 

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Today's Tips - Episode 7

If there is a beauty tip or trick out there, more than likely I’ve tried it. A lot of them have merit while others can leave you looking like a hot mess! I’ve experienced quite a few hot mess moments, like when I used mascara to cover my gray and then worked out. Well, I missed the all important tip... WATERPROOF! I had brown/Black streaks running down my face. Like I said, hot mess!

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Hey Woman! Have You Found Your “Strong”?

Genesis 2:18 says, "Then the Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper corresponding to him. "When I was a little girl, teenager and young women, this word helper felt unimportant. I wondered why God would give Adam so much significance, and the woman less? I felt like scripture was teaching that women were to find their significance in man. Little did I know my understanding was a demeaning version of the truth. Woman, God not design you to be second, but to be strong.

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Today's Tips - Episode 6

I don’t know about y’all but I have always wanted a soundtrack to my life! That perfect song when I enter a room or I’m trying to make a tough choice and even more when I conquer and overwhelming task! I’m sure there are moments in your life where weather you were celebrating or debating the right song came on at the right time and it spoke to you! There’s no doubt, music has power!
 

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Hey Woman! What Purpose are You Pursuing?

Hope swelled in my heart as I watched the 2017 Wonder Woman movie directed by Patty Jenkins. A young girl grows up on an island filled with brave, strong, female warriors. She wanted to be a warrior too, but her mother wanted to protect her. But, she couldn’t hold back this hunger, so her mother agrees to let her train, but says, “You will train her harder than any Amazon before her. Five times harder. Ten times harder. Until she is better than even you, but she must never know the truth about who she is or how she came to be.”

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Three Things We Love About Marriage

My husband and I were married for 12 years when we wrote our first book on marriage, 12 Questions. To be honest, I was super-scared to write a book on marriage because any message we put out there is tested and tried. I loved our marriage, and I didn't want it to be put through the ringer. But people kept asking, "How do you make it work?", so we took the risk. Maybe you need some encouragement for your marriage today, so here's a little snippet from our book:

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Today's Tips - Episode 5

Smokey eyes, cat eyes, metallic eyes, liner or no liner... the list of eye make up looks could really go on and on. I love many of these eye trends but if you really want your peepers to pop you really need to find what shades are best for your eye color. Wether you’ve got baby blues or your a brown eyed girl here are a few tips for helping you make the most of your beautiful blinkers!

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A New Take on Valentines Day

I had a friend who was jaded by the idea that there was a set date on the calendar where we are all forced to love and be loved.  I shared her sentiment in high school.  The junior class raised money for prom by selling roses on Valentines Day.  Every dating couple was thrilled by this thought because it took the heat off of finding a gift.  It also motivated those who wanted to send a secret love rose, in hopes it would bud into a relationship.  But most of us hating hearing the Junior Valentine delivery person hand out coveted roses each class period. 

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