Posts By: dukeslee

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Tuesday 14th February 2017

On Valentine’s Day: The Keys to Your Happily-Ever-After

On Valentine's Day: The Keys to Your Happily-Ever-After

Milo and Wanda always sat in the same pew of our little Lutheran church, on the north side. And they were always touching, holding hands. His arm was often draped around her, along the back of the pew. Her hand rested on his leg. He dragged around an oxygen tank. She needed knee surgery. ...

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Tuesday 7th February 2017

How To Find a Way Out of Your Darkest Dark

How To Find a Way Out of Your Darkest Dark

The year I chased after happiness more than ever before, was — in many ways — a year of yuck. It was beset by sickness, loss, doubt, second-guessing, loneliness, and more. That is just weird, isn’t it? Yet my author-friends had warned me about this. They said that sometimes, ...

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Tuesday 31st January 2017

What To Do When You Can’t Agree With the People You Love

What To Do When You Can't Agree With the People You Love

So I’m going to tell it to you plainly, and I’ll start with a visual representation of the polarizing tension that most of us are living in right now. This is a political sign for Trump, with a not-so-subtle protest affixed to it. The sign probably represents the tension in your ...

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Tuesday 17th January 2017

How Grief Becomes Gratitude + a GIVEAWAY

How Grief Becomes Gratitude + a GIVEAWAY

Are you feeling overwhelmed lately? Chances are, the answer is, “yes.” That’s why I invited my friends Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory to share a message with us today. They’ve written a terrific new book called Overwhelmed, to help people quiet the chaos and restore their ...

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Monday 16th January 2017

How To Deal With People Who Try To Bring You Down

choose kindness

I got a nasty email recently, which is really unusual around here. Most of my readers are incredibly kind and encouraging, and aren’t the kind of people who shoot off mean emails at 3 a.m. I confess, I wanted to type back the most awful, non-Christian response to the meanie in my inbox. ...

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Tuesday 10th January 2017

One Thing That Might be Sabotaging Your Relationships + A GIVEAWAY

One Thing That Might be Sabotaging Your Relationships + A GIVEAWAY

You guys — I crave connection, like I crave chocolate. Or sushi. 🙂 But I have gone through SERIOUS seasons of drought when it comes to relationships. You, too? We all long for meaningful relationships – with friends and with God. But where do we start? Start here with this book: Craving ...

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Tuesday 3rd January 2017

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

For a couple weeks before Christmas, I spent most of my waking hours helping my parents, whom I love dearly. Dad was recovering from a surgery on his amputated leg; meanwhile, Mom was using a wheelchair because of intense pain in her back. We left the hospital on a Thursday, and we brought Mom ...

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Monday 26th December 2016

If you want to give up before 2017 even starts

If you want to give up before 2017 even starts

We waited, with hearts pumping in anticipation at the starting line. Then, the sound of a cannon boomed through the cloudless sky. It was our signal to start. And we were off, feet pounding across the grass as music blasted through the speakers.  Anna and I joined hundreds of other girls ...

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