Carla's Column: AND THERE IS MORE!

Carla's Column: AND THERE IS MORE!

Carla’s post is a little bit of an infomercial combined with a little bit conference speaker along with a little bit candy cereal.  This post will make you smile, laugh and feel oh so good when you get to the end!  Be blessed and encouraged by this month’s Carla’s Column.

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The Unpresentable Family

The Unpresentable Family

Do you live in a nice polished home with a picture perfect family? If you answered “no” then this post will bless and encourage you in believing for those pieces to be used in mighty ways! It’s a few days past June, but still a perfect post in tribute of the genuinely imperfect one I was so honored to call “Dad.”

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Guest Post: A Note to the Kids

Guest Post: A Note to the Kids

People often say “I’m not a writer", but as our Guest Larry Lichlyter shares….if you’re a parent you’re a writer— composing messages in the lives of your children, grandchildren and future generations.  Be motivated and sharpened by this heartfelt inspirational Father’s Day post from one Fab Dad! 

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Journey with Jen: An Every Day Job

Journey with Jen: An Every Day Job

In honor of Father’s Day, take a Journey with Jen as she reminisces about a few of the lessons she learned from her dad. From laughter to love and from fairness to the value of family, a lot of dirt road and fishing-pole talks molded her into the woman she is today.

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Journey with Jen: Momma Tried

Journey with Jen: Momma Tried

Mother’s Day is upon us and often times it gets us thinking about what our mother’s have taught us. This month, Journey with Jen as she revisits 15 things she learned from her mom.

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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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