Carla's Column: My Mom

Carla's Column: My Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, this month our blog contributors are paying tribute to MOMs! Be inspired, with an element of humor and fun, as Carla shares a beautiful post about her mom. We can all gain something from the example Carla’s mom set before her, and aim to do the same for our kiddos!

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Living: Thirty Years After Tragedy

Living: Thirty Years After Tragedy

Tragedy isn’t a one day event. It marks life forever. I pray this post speaks to you as I share my thoughts on this 30 year anniversary after our accident.

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Guest Post: Why Getting Rid of My Stuff Made Me Happier

Guest Post: Why Getting Rid of My Stuff Made Me Happier

This week, learn how Jenn Baxter found peace, joy and fulfillment by simplifying her life and getting rid of 80% of her belongings.  After going through a string of traumatic events over the course of just a couple years, Jenn found herself emotionally and physically depleted.  But instead of spiraling downward into despair, God started her on a new journey by"stripping down" and "cleaning up" her life, which allowed her to not only survive the storms, but to rise above them.  

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Guest Post: Fostering with Faith

Guest Post: Fostering with Faith

My friend Kodi shares a beautiful GUEST POST about her journey in saying "yes" to becoming a foster parent and what this looks like in her life, her family and her heart!  You will be incredibly blessed to take a moment and read.

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Downfall of Stranger Danger

Downfall of Stranger Danger

Have you ever avoided making eye contact with someone?  Or have you been flat out rude to another because you didn’t know them?  Have you ever completely dropped the ball in a chance to give to another? This nonjudgmental, hey-we’ve-all-been-there-before post is for your heart.  Praying you are blessed, encouraged and inspired as you read it. 

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Forget the Picket Fence

Forget the Picket Fence

You know that white-picket-fence-perfect-life stereotype? Well, I have a white picket fence.  And it's GREEN!  No, we didn't intentionally do it for St. Patty's Day-- but it sure was convenient for this blog post.  Pray this encourages your heart as you press past the White Picket Fence Syndrome.

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Journey with Jen: Faith over Fear

Journey with Jen: Faith over Fear

As a parent, there are days that stick with you.  There are days that grip your heart so tight you, and the way you approach parenthood, are permanently changed.  This month, Journey with Jen, as she tackles failure and fear head on!

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The Uncelebrated

The Uncelebrated

Whether or not you watched any of the 2018 Winter Olympics, there's a message here for you.  I share a lesson gained from those athletes who didn't medal.  I pray this speaks to you and encourages The Uncelebrated in stirring your passion and purpose.

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More To The Story

More To The Story

Have I ever shared my story with you?  Well, even if I have this post is that plus much more.  It is a post for so many people-- those who face loss and grief, those whose plans haven't come to fruition, those looking for direction, those who have dealt or deal with depression, those who question God’s plan for their life, or those who just love a good story!  Please take a moment to read, listen and share with a friend.

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Journey with Jen: Dry Bones

Journey with Jen: Dry Bones

I am beyond blessed to share with you this incredible woman who is living out the example of a beautiful warrior.  Jen Shultz is joining our website to contribute nuggets of inspiration, joy, strength and encouragement, so LOOK BACK for more from "Journey with Jen"!  Here is her very first post!  Enjoy soaking up this deeply personal post full of goodness for your heart today.

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The Dumbest Words I've Ever Heard

The Dumbest Words I've Ever Heard

"Disgusting" and "Dumbest" are two key words in this post.  Please join me for this message discussing the lasting effects of what we say.  Please be aware: the example is truly disgusting. Nevertheless, it's totally worth the read! 

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Carla's Column: Write It Down and Run!

Carla's Column: Write It Down and Run!

Memories can be a bit sketchy.  Sometimes it's hard to remember important details.  Join us for this month's Carla's Column discussing the value of vision, the need to record them, and the pursuit in chasing them!  It's a perfect message for your New Year! 

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Where Are We Going?  A Post for The New Year.

Where Are We Going?  A Post for The New Year.

Three focus points hit my heart regarding my approach to the New Year when I was recently driving in some unfamiliar territory.  I pray you take a few moments for me to share them with you and that you continue to join us in 2018.  We are so grateful for your support!   

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