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Great Days Can Become Sad

What are some of the most important days of the year for you? For many, Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, special holidays are among the most important. These are all great days to celebrate and memorialize. At times though, GREAT days can become SAD or discouraging days. In December, I buried my lovely bride of 27 years,…

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Yes. I’m a Control Addict!

Hi, I’m Kristen and I’m a recovered control addict. You hear me say I’m a planner all the time, but what you might not know is that that is my nice way of saying I used to be a control addict.  I remember I was in high school when I discovered it. I definitely ignored the…

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Sacrificial Love

Lately, I have been walking through a unique season in my life that has me thinking about the nuances of love we don’t often hear about. Yes. Love can be beautiful, fulfilling, and life-giving, but there are seasons when love is simply a challenge — when love is sacrificial love. Last year, my husband and…

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Learning to Resist Temptation

Here we are— the second month into the year, and if you’re like me, the struggle to resist temptation and keep my commitment to better myself is REAL. We face temptations everyday. But doesn’t it seem like the very second you commit to making a change in your life, Satan goes into OVERDRIVE to divert…

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Looking Back

The other day, I googled quotes on looking back. Boy, what a mistake. First, the volume of opinion about whether or not looking back in your life is a great, or terrible, idea is substantial. 50% of all the quotes I read centered around the idea that looking backward in life is unnecessary, unproductive, and…

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Why Should You Be Afraid?

There’s another poll out, producer Sherri and I talked about it the other day on our show, about how fearful Americans are.  More than half of those surveyed, said they look ahead to 2022 with fear.   Are there solid, rational reasons to be afraid? Definitely. There’s no doubt about it. I could make a list,…

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I Have Something To Confess

I have a confession to make. After years of walking with Jesus, and studying the Bible, I still struggle with extending grace.  Perhaps you can relate. It is one of the most challenging commands from God that I’ve had to follow. Yet, it seems that the more I pray, and ask for grace, the more…

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Time to Step Out

Is it too late to wish you a Happy New Year? I say no. HAPPY NEW YEAR! At the end of 2021, my family and I tried something together for the first time. We went snowmobiling. I’ll admit it…I was anxious about the whole thing. Being injury prone, getting hurt was the very first thing…

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Root Your Resolutions

Did you ever stop and ask yourself why we take this time of year to make resolutions for ourselves? I think it’s because the beginning of a new year serves as a good checkpoint and marker in our journey to start over with a clean slate, as we move out with the old and in…

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God is Good No Matter What!

2021— We thought it was going to be a distinctive break from the hardships of 2020. It was as though the New York City New Year’s Eve Ball drop signified the end of all the chaos we endured the previous year. But 2021 brought a lot of chaos and division in itself. The truth is,…

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