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Digital Detox

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Encouragement, Kids, Marriage | 0 comments

This summer I decided to do a digital detox. What a hard thing to tackle. It tested my patience to not be in the know. I wondered what was going on in others lives, but this time gave me space to be present with others. This is why it started in the first place, to be present in my little kids lives. Summer’s are always such precious times as families. Taking a step back from the news, social media and other outlets truly helped me to refresh. It was such a lovely summer of refreshment. I’m thinking a  much shorter digital detox once a year will be a great way to reset life and expectations....

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Were you a Christian during your abusive marriage?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Compassion, Domestic Violence, Marriage | 0 comments

I’ve had people ask me several times if I was Christian during my first marriage. Some Christians find it hard to believe you can enter a marriage like this and be a Christian. I beg to differ as I was personally naive and ignored the warning signs. An early twenty-something doesn’t always have the life skills to recognize when something is amiss in someone else. I was recently at a book event and this question came up after my talk. While being taken aback for 30 seconds, I gave them an answer I think they weren’t expecting. Yes I was Christian. Did I act like one during this phase of life?...

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Hallmark Christmas movies… Our love story

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Book, Marriage | 0 comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Hallmark Christmas movies. Call me cheesy, but I love things that are silly romantic. There are so many themes that warm my heart… family bonding, falling in love in three days or small town/local business. It’s so much fun to think about the wonderful holiday traditions you can start as a married couple or family. Mike, my husband, came into my life in 2008. He was a welcome surprise. I was instantly drawn to him because he was so attractive. At the time, dating wasn’t really on my radar. I just had gotten a new job and was focused on moving my...

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