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3 Steps and Biblical Principles to Finding Financial Freedom

Finding financial freedom started a little rough for me. “I want it.”   “I deserve it.”   “I’m not going to wait – I want it now.”   Probably those statements sound like something you have heard a kid say when begging for a toy or video game.  Unfortunately, it was neither – this was me at 25 …

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6 Powerful Truths on How to Be a Leader Not a Follower

How to be a leader, not a follower comes naturally to some people, but to the majority of us, it seems easier to follow the crowd. But research has shown that everyone can learn how to be a leader, not a follower, and use their influence, abilities, skills, and voice to impact the world in …

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How to Deal with Aging from a Godly Perspective

Most of us have heard the saying, “youth is wasted on the young”. I don’t know if I agree completely with that statement, but I do have a few regrets that have helped me learn how to deal with aging. Aging has helped me with one of my regrets; focusing on the superficial. I had …

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How to Choose a Word for the Year and Make Your Own Creative Journal

As you stand at the entrance of a new year, do you ever reflect on a word for the year that could be yours throughout the year? I do this practice every year. For me, this has never been an exercise such as coming up with a New Year’s Resolution (which never works anyway, right?) …

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4 Guidelines for Living an Authentic Life

At my dear friend John’s funeral, I was brought to tears as people highlighted his kind, generous spirit. The word authentic was repeatedly used to describe him and how he lived his life. What a legacy to be known as a genuinely authentic person; someone who knows what it means to be real. Although my …

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Finding Your Purpose in God & Understanding What is the Real Purpose in Life

Finding your purpose in God leads to a better altogether life. When we relinquish control and trust God with our lives, our journey is more inspiring, peaceful, and fulfilling. But for me, it took time and several wrong turns. Finding purpose took me on many paths with some success but a lot of dead ends …

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9 Tips to Help with Controlling Anxiety & Walking in Freedom

Controlling anxiety has been a lifelong goal for me. Millions of people suffer with anxiety, and unfortunately it seems to be a growing ailment. What was once a normal life has become a distant fog.   We have been forced to find a place to anchor in a world that is overcome with chaos. But …

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How to Persevere when You Feel like Giving Up

Most mornings I exercise on a path near my home and practice how to persevere when you feel like giving up. Occasionally, as I head out the door, a neighbor waves and says, “headed for a run, good for you!” It feels good to think other people see me as a runner. I think runners …

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Pursuing Peace

I am a person that usually enjoys pursuing peace with everyone. But I typically pursue peace using my voice. Never in my life did I think I would be out of words. I am a professional communicator; I work for a local radio station. My mom says I talked before I could walk. My husband …

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A Child of Divorce Finds Healing in 8 Powerful Ways

Children of divorce experience challenges that are far-reaching but seldom recognized or discussed in society, or churches. It is a unique and personal condition that gets lost in the shadows amidst the greater stresses and priorities of broken families. As a child of divorce, I am convinced that God wants us to embrace the topic …

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