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Steps to Stronger Relationships-Part 2

Last week I posted on relationships and how relationships go 2 ways. It takes at least 2 people wanting a relationship and doing what it takes to form the relationship for there to actually be relationship. You can read that post here. I want to unpack something that I've ...

Steps to Stronger Relationships

Recently I've been thinking a lot about relationships and what makes them work. There's no doubt that we all crave relationship with others to some degree. Some of us need lots of people around us most of the time to interact with, and some of us need only half as many ...

You Carry Power-Lots Of It!

"Your tongue has the power of life and death. Those who love to talk will eat the fruit of their words." Pro. 18:21 The words that come out of my mouth have power in them-power to bring life or death to the people who hear them. We talk every day to many people in ...

Everyone Needs One

Last week I spent a day in a class learning about mental health.  We learned about the different kinds of mental illnesses, what they look like, and ways to help and support people who are experiencing them. At the end of the day, I walked out of the class with lots ...

The #1 Priority In Parenting This Summer

Where I live here in the Midwest, we have 4 seasons.  Or at least we used to.  Summer seems to be having an identity crisis here this year.  It has been quite rainy with lower than normal temps.  Being a chronic chilly bug, this has been testing my ...

On Not Missing the Gifts This Christmas Season

I’ve been thinking a lot about Christmas and everything around it the last few weeks.  Not like no one else has, huh?  I guess I should say that I’ve been thinking a bit differently than I usually do.  One evening while I was sitting on the ...