Biblical Affirmations for Times of Struggle

  It is my pleasure today to welcome my friend, Sarah Forgrave to as my guest on the blog today. Sarah has spent many years dealing with chronic illness and all the emotional and spiritual challenges that go with it. Through it all, even in the isolation, fear and despair, Sarah has sensed God’s presence […]

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Treating Ourselves with Kindness When We Fail

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I just finished my manuscript for a new book I’ve been working on, Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. It’s at my editor right now, and I hope it will be published in November. It’s been enjoyable to work on, and I’ve been working very hard.  Along the […]

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Self-Compassion During Difficult Times

We Need to be Kind to Ourselves During Difficult Times Three weeks ago I had the joy of sharing my recent trip to our son’s wedding, made possible by the generosity of others. During my trip to Houston I met with a friend of mine, Jennifer Christian, who is also a counselor. She interviewed me […]

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Step Out and Seek Help for What Matters to You

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I just took a bold step to ask for help I have a big goal that really matters to me. Our son is getting married in a little less than two months. We love his fiancé’ and are thrilled about their wedding. We’ve been planning a way to attend for well over a year. We […]

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Each Day is a Gift!

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Yes, Each Day is a Gift! It’s been two weeks since Thanksgiving, and I am grateful that I am still in the land of the living this Holiday season, and what a blessing each day and each breath is. Of course, keeping it real…I wish I didn’t have pulmonary fibrosis, and I wish I wasn’t […]

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Sustaining Hope…When It’s Hard To Keep Hoping

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I’m not big on Hope…even though I have a sign that says Hope on my porch year round. Are you thinking…Wait…what? How can she say that? I want to be encouraged here…. I’m not big on attaching hope to: ~ Outcomes I can’t control ~ People I can’t influence or change ~ Situations in the […]

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Losing Our Spiritual Footing

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I have the honor today of sharing a post, “Losing Our Spiritual Footing”, by my author friend, Georgia Shaffer*. Georgia and I met when Georgia was gracious enough to provide an endorsement of my book, Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend. Georgia and I also shared a rough last […]

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Don’t Wait!

I’m doing something a little different today…sharing my very first blog post from over a year ago. The message is just as important today: Don’t Wait ! In the last week I’ve found myself saying Don’t Wait to three different friends who were sharing something they’ve always wanted to do. One was thinking of writing […]

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Practicing Self-Compassion

I have the privilege of being part of a group of 14 Christian Women Bloggers who are sharing today about topics of great importance that God has laid on our hearts. I decided to share about Practicing Self-Compassion, especially when it is hard. A central part is to be a good friend to yourself no […]

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Are You Tired?

Are You Tired? Notice your response…how did you respond inside when you asked yourself, “Are You Tired?” My guess is that most everyone who asks this question answers, “Yes.” Today I have the pleasure of having one of my new Author friends, Shelly Benoit Hendricks share an encouraging message with you. I asked Shelly to […]

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