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Seeing the good in others; God gives us worth

So Wednesday was my birthday, and I was at the beauty shop sitting in the comfy spinny chair describing to my stylist what I was wanting her to do to with my mess, I mean, hair. I was asking for just a few highlights, trying to stay conservative with the budget. She studied my dry, long-overdue … Continue reading

‘No unwholesome talk’ Use your words to build up, not tear down!

  Several years ago, I was sitting at my kitchen table with a friend after an energizing missions conference. I’m a missionary at heart and had heard about an exciting opportunity to go to southeast Asia with a group that works to empower women working to support their families and keep them safe from trafficking. I … Continue reading

Change the world and your marriage with random acts of kindness

So a few months ago, I was sitting in the Chik-Fil-A drive-thru line after a terrible week. My swollen eyes were red and stinging with each silent tear and my chest was feeling the crushing weight of a pile of bricks stacked ten feet high. All I wanted to do was crawl in bed and be done with my week, like ‘wake me … Continue reading

Avoid an argument? Dare ya!

Arguing sucks the life right out of me. Picture a full, brightly colored helium balloon suddenly start to lose air. Little by little, it deflates before your eyes as the air seeps out faster and faster until it drops completely to the ground, shriveled and flat. From this: To this: Can anyone relate? This week, as … Continue reading