Category: Identity

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Tuesday 13th June 2017

Six Words That Can Make ALL The Difference

Six Words That Can Make ALL The Difference

I don’t talk about the devil much. I hate to give him too much press or too much credit. But some days, there’s no way around it. He’s got to be called out for who he is: liar, liar, pants on fire.  Today is one of those days. Today is a day when I might be tempted to believe […]

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Thursday 2nd March 2017

For the Days When You Totally Feel Like the Uncool Kid Again

For the Days When You Totally Feel Like the Uncool Kid Again

“We don’t think you’re the right fit for us.” I had hung up the phone hours earlier, but those words kept ringing in my ears. It didn’t matter that the woman on the other end of the line used a gentle tone. It didn’t matter that she had some really nice things to say about […]

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Tuesday 28th February 2017

The One Phrase We All Need to Eliminate from Our Vocabulary

The One Phrase We All Need to Eliminate from Our Vocabulary

I have a friend who works as a school janitor. Tired after a long day of work, she called me a while back, wondering what worth her work held. To her, it felt insignificant in the scheme of things — waxing floors, washing blackboards, wiping down every desk in every classroom. “Jennifer,” she ...

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Tuesday 15th November 2016

Raising Confident Kids in an Approval-Seeking World (Book Giveaway!)

Raising Confident Kids in an Approval-Seeking World (Book Giveaway!)

Friends, I am so excited to have Kari Kampakis on the blog today. She’s an advocate for teen girls and has dedicated so much of her life helping them get in touch with their truest identity. Today, we celebrate the release of her latest book, Liked: Who’s Approval Are You Living ...

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Monday 13th June 2016

In Case You’ve Forgotten Who You REALLY Are – #TellHisStory

In Case You've Forgotten Who You REALLY Are - #TellHisStory

I filled out a questionnaire recently for a nonprofit organization. It wanted to know my favorite hobbies, my job, my marital status, the ages of my children. It asked what I did, but nowhere did it ask who I really am. I’m not blaming the creators of the questionnaire. But I think it ...

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Thursday 7th April 2016

no matter what you’re going through, God’s love is deeper still

no matter what you're going through, God's love is deeper still

I visited a place recently from my past. When I walked through the door, memories flooded my mind. I immediately felt a sense of shame and condemnation, even though the faded memories were from half a lifetime ago! Shame wrapped itself around me, like an icy blanket. And for a moment, I forget ...

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Tuesday 8th March 2016

if you’re feeling something other than amazing – #TellHisStory

if you're feeling something other than amazing - #TellHisStory

I don’t know exactly when I first felt like I was something other than amazing. But one of my first memories came when I was a first-grader. It was a warm spring day, warm enough that all of the kids had stripped off their heavy coats at recess and left them in a big pile. […]

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Tuesday 19th January 2016

What’s Broken is Not Beyond Repair — #TellHisStory

What's Broken is Not Beyond Repair -- #TellHisStory

One of the things that irritates me most is my tendency to suffer from spiritual regression. If you see me talking about “re-remembering what I re-forgot,” you know that I’m recovering, once again, from spiritual regression. It happened again the other day when, in a group of ...

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