7 Helpful Tips To Effectively Deal With Conflict This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner. Some of you gathered around a long table with a large family this past week, while others shared an intimate meal with a few. It’s that time of the year where we will travel, gather, and, in the coming weeks, will be surrounded by more and more people. 

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The Unforgettable Beauty of Being the Involved Dad

Parenting gets a bad rap in pop culture. But the garden I was given to keep—a little boy and a baby girl and a woman—was beautiful.

My job? Helping them thrive and grow and bloom.

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Stepping into the Next Chapter of Success

It’s graduation season and which means we hear a lot about what it means to be successful. But what does it mean to be truly successful?

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The Best Way to Respond to a “Heavy” Feeling

Please tell me that I’m not alone in this—many times throughout the day, I feel a “heaviness” in my stomach.  It could be one of those beautiful, warm spring days like we’ve had here lately. I’ll be basking in the sunshine one moment and then feel that proverbial dark cloud around me in the next. I…

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Don’t Waste Your Potential!

I don’t know about you, but I have been especially captivated by this year’s NCAA March Madness games. The level of excellence achieved by everyone involved is simply amazing. That same level of excellence, seen amongst the final teams, I find equally present in the teams that lose in the first round. How many times…

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Let Your Words Heal Not Wound

As many of you know, my wife and I have a teenage daughter. She is a wonderful girl yet challenging. Those who have/had teenagers can attest to how their moods can change in a flash and how that moodiness can ripple through a family. It’s easy to let a scowl, tone of voice, or harsh…

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It All Comes Out

My mom taught me A LOT of good things but there are a few that stick with me on the daily. One is “walk light on your feet” because I used to stomp like an elephant when I was little and now I can sneak around like a cat! Another is “pride comes before a…

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Is Your Mouth Saved?

Is your mouth saved? Ephesians 4:29 says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” When we’re walking with Jesus, the Holy Spirit in us leads us toward doing the right thing. You ever feel…

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SOAK IT UP

Summer’s not over yet!!! Let’s make a pact to soak up every last bit together! If you have some great ideas how to do that, share them! Here’s a few: EAT OUTSIDE There’s something so refreshing about having dinner outside with a nice breeze and the sun still shining! READ A BOOK IN THE GRASS…

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Your Kids Really Want to Hang WIth You : Here is What They Want to Do!

Your kids really want to hang out with you and have fun!!  Seventy-three percent of American kids would like more opportunities to bond with their families, according to a new poll. They also said they considered their family life to be very close—even much closer than relationships they had with friends. But the survey of 2,000…

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