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    Cowardly Clyde: Coming Out Of The Darkness And Into The Light

    LIVING IN DARKNESS Cowardly Clyde was a cowardly horse who was terrified to enter the dark woods. Ultimately, he gained confidence and courage and was able to enter the woods and pull out the dreadful monster that loomed there—a monster that dissipated into nothingness when exposed to the light. We,…

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    The Fight For Freedom Deserves Our Last Ounce Of Courage

    The evening began with bowls of warm chili and trembling, nervous tummies.   True, my children had spent the past few weeks in great anticipation of this Chili Dinner and Talent Show, but now that their turn to perform was quickly approaching, they were having second thoughts.   “What have we gotten ourselves into?”…

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    The Ultimate Guide to Strength, Hope, and Peace

    “Mom, why are all the flags around town at half staff today?” my daughter asked, gazing out the car window. It’s a question I hear on a regular basis these days, and one that, quite frankly, I’m tired of hearing. I’ve grown weary of sharing with my children all the…

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    5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Connect With God

    **A big thank you to this week’s guest blogger, Jazmin, for sharing this powerful piece about being intentional in our relationship with God. Her ideas inspired me to try something new. I hope that you, too, will be inspired by her words.** Connect With God Relationships will fail if we…

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    How To Create A Powerful Connection With Your Child

    **A big thank you to this week’s guest blogger, Jess from Intentional Families, for sharing a piece of her story with us, along with suggestions for creating more powerful connections with our children.**   I remember this like it was yesterday.   It was starting all over again.   I…

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    Celebrate America: Patriotic Roundup

    July will be here before we know it and with it a desire for those in America to celebrate the birth of our nation—-Independence Day! Below are links to my favorite resources to inspire you and your family during our most patriotic month. Enjoy!   ** This post contains affiliate…

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    Teaching Kids About Food: Awesome Advice For Parents

    **When I learned that Sam from The Kitchen Professor is passionate about creating connections in the kitchen, I knew I had to invite her to guest post on my blog. After all, authentic connections are most easily made when surrounded by food, and what better place to find food than in a…

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    Shake Thyself From The Dust

    Arise. Sit Down.   Say what? What exactly is it that you want me to do? Should I stand, or shall I sit? I’m referring to the scripture found in Isaiah 52:2. My children and I got a good laugh out of the verse because, after all, the command does sound…