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Self Care through Christ
Life pulls you in so many directions, and the demands on your time and your psyche can seem overwhelming. Experience the joy and contentment that comes from knowing we have stopped striving and are rest in God's unconditional love.
Now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.

October 19, 2017

I thought I was going to throw up on my way to the first WWP board meeting. Reading Robert's Rules for Dummies had helped me to some degree, but a boatload of self-doubt remained. The only part of forming a nonprofit board that seemed doable and appealing to me was having a board retreat. [...]

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Start Believing You Are Wanted As You Are

September 21, 2017

I was feeling pretty good about life, until I scrolled through my Instagram account and saw it. The pie. This perfectly, baked cherry pie. And not only was it a beautiful and delicious looking pie, but taken out of it was the perfect little bite. [...]

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You're Looking for Peace in All the Wrong Places and Here's Why (Part 1)

July 5, 2017

Dear friend,
We live in a world where information, expectations and needs come at us like a tennis ball machine set on turbo speed. Women tend to be expert multi-taskers, and we can keep a lot of balls going at the same time. But it's costing us. [...]

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God is Calling: Will You Step Out?

January 7, 2019

There's a lot to be said for playing it safe. It's predictable, comfortable, and doesn't cause ripple effects. It gives us the impression that we aren't hurting anyone. We're neither hot, nor cold-we're coasting in neutral. But playing it safe can also leave us stuck in situations that are stifling for our souls and deadening to our hearts. [...]

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Fight For Joy

September 1, 2015

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)
Life has kicked into gear around here. No more sipping iced tea on the porch. Summer is over and September calls for organization and productivity. It can feel like a shock to the system after months of an easier pace. [...]

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God is Faithful: Don't Be Weighed By Worry

March 1, 2015

As I carried the overflowing laundry basket up the stairs, it occurred to me that its weight felt nothing like the heaviness that was sitting on my heart. I had been reading about world news this morning, and article after article brought me to prayer. ISIS, [...]

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How to Find Freedom from Being a People Pleaser

February 1, 2015

Pretty much all of my life I have wanted other people's approval to a degree that hasn't always led to the best decisions. Wearing acid-washed jeans and curling my bangs sky high in high school come to mind as examples.
This desire hadn't lessened when I moved to Germany as a newlywed. [...]

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Our Longings Will Be Satisfied

December 1, 2014

As we move through Advent and prepare to celebrate the arrival of our Savior, I wonder what is pulling at your heart. Is there a longing? Is there something you are wishing for? Is the biggest thing on your Christmas list impossible to wrap up in a package, [...]

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How to Look to Love When You Feel It's Hard to Find Hope

May 6, 2019

As long as I can remember, I've journaled my prayers. This is how I start my time with God each day. Some people consider journaling a form of naval-gazing. I've looked at it differently; it's the way I bring my feelings and emotions to the surface and ask God to heal and order them. [...]

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You Can Trust that God's Grace is Sufficient

August 1, 2014

It's a rare privilege to see heroic openness to God's will up close. I received that blessing in the month of May. What I witnessed has made a deep mark on my heart and I haven't known how to describe the impact this particular woman has had on me. [...]

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