If I'm Saved, Why Don't I Feel Free?

Perhaps I'm too introspective, but as I celebrated the 4th of July this year, I began to ask myself, "What is true freedom?" When I think about our culture, freedom seems to mean the ability to live unfettered, unattached and unencumbered. The word freedom seems to currently carry the connotation that we can live how we want with no strings attached, and anything less is oppressive. What comes to mind when you hear the word, Freedom?

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We are Somebody, not Something

When we label people by their sin, we take away their humanity. But every person who exists, or has ever existed, is God's creation made in His image. Objectification is evil and offensive because we turn someone God has created into an object for our own amusement, frustration, or pleasure. If we were to truly examine our hearts, I believe we would see that we are all objectifiers like the Pharisee above. Why do we do it?

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What Does it Mean to Objectify Women?

I wonder how many American women feel unjustified to wear the suit they love because they are out-of-shape, white as snow, or simply don't look as good as that girl in that picture. The Struggle is Real. Why? I think because we've grown up in a culture which has taught us to do this. But, I can't completely blame culture because I've chosen to think this way; to believe I am how I look instead of believing I am who I am inside…let’s talk about objectification.

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I Love You More With My Future - Interview

Today, I want to introduce you to my friend, Jess Brock. I've known Jess has been a part of our Clayton King Ministries family for over 10 years. She is currently a stay at home mom of two, married to the love of her life, enjoys yoga, traveling, and gathering people around her table. If you're in the toddler stage of life, you know that mom life can feel slightly stifling. If you're wondering about your future, this blog is perfect for you.

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Today's Tips - Episode 13

Today's blog is brought to you my favorite sister, Elisabeth Harper. She is is the wonderfully wise and witty host of Today’s Tips on my  Overcoming Monday Podcast. Today she is sharing her fav tips from my book ILYM on how to Love Jesus more with your future. Listen to more of her advice on the podcast!

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Today's Tips - Episode 12

Today's blog is brought to you my favorite sister, Elisabeth Harper. She is is the wonderfully wise and witty host of Today’s Tips on my  Overcoming Monday Podcast. Today she is sharing her fav tips (from my book ILYM) on how to love your Community well. I'd love to hear ideas on how you've discovered ways to love your community well!

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I Love You More than My Dreams - Interview

Mollie is one of my favorite people. She has served me taking care of my kids every summer since they were in Elementary School and as a result we’ve become best friends. She is a Special Education Teacher who loves sports, trivia night, tavelling, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is the best and I can’t wait for you to hear from her.

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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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