Michelle Flaningan

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Following God

Six Ways To Avoid Busy Burnout

We just came through  of one of our busiest seasons yet with all three of our teenage sons playing lacrosse. Thank goodness our twins were on the same team!  Games, meals, and practices replaced our once empty evenings.  As this season was approaching I was reminded of some strategies my husband and I put in…
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Following God

Three Truths to Cling to During A Winter Season

The gray sky gave way to darkness as another winter day came to a close. As I stood there looking out the front window, I felt a dread wash over me. Our newborn twin boys were asleep in their swings nearby, and even though their tiny faces held hope, this awful feeling had a hold…
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Gratitude

Three Ways to Make Giving Thanks an Action

I’m going to be honest here. I usually approach the Thanksgiving holiday feeling a little glutinous and guilty. Society has categorized Thanksgiving as that one time a year when we pay homage to all of our blessings. We buy our turkeys, and prepare them with all the trimmings only to sit down and eat more…
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Contentment

Help for Your Unsatisfied Soul

I had the privilege of sharing this post n Living by Design magazine, SOULfood Saturday email. Visit https://livingbydesign.org/ for more information, and to sign up for emails! When we bought our current home, we knew we would be in for some cosmetic changes. Sure, the structure was sound and the major items had been updated,…
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Guest Posts

When Your Child Hurts

Leslie McLeod My heart was encouraged by today’s guest blog post, and I hope yours will be too! Leslie McLeod is an artist and co-owner of a tech company with her husband. She has two grown children and shares with us today on how to help your hurting child. Please check out the links below…
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Guest Posts

Three Truths for a Shattered Heart

I am excited to share a special guest post today from Stephanie Broersma, the Director of Reclaimed Ministry, Helping Women Heal from the Betrayal of an Affair. More information about Stephanie and Reclaimed Ministry can be found at the bottom this post. Our emotions indicate thirst; our thirst indicates a need for Jesus. “They will…
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Trust

Trusting Without Evidence

Recent events have made it feel like many years of prayers for a loved one have gone down the drain.  I have cried out to God more times than I can count for them and everyone impacted by their decisions. Their choices have caused them to be in a terrible place, yet they continually follow…
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Feeling Overwhelmed

You Can Bring the Shoes to Me

“But my toes feel weeiiiirrrdd!” he cried as I adjusted his new sandals. I calmly reassured him that he could change back into his favorite slides as soon as we were done. Our passionate five-year-old was having a rough time adjusting to his new shoes that morning. He was having a difficult time managing all…
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Following God

The Box of Groceries

I read a story in Readers Digest recently about a girl who recounted random acts of kindness that provided her family with much needed food. The girl’s parents were going through a divorce, and her mother was struggling to make ends meet with no income. There was no way to pay for groceries or bills.…
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Identity

Knowing Who We Are

I never dreamed I would actually meet them, yet here we were on our way to do just that. The scenery went by in a blur as my mind anxiously played out every scenario possible. My parents offered encouraging words from the front seat, and we even came up with a code word in case…
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