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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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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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Help for Your Unsatisfied Soul

I had the privilege of sharing this post n Living by Design magazine, SOULfood Saturday email. Visit 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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