It's the most wonderful time of the year! At least....that's what the songs will tell you. But when life throws blow after blow, the holiday season can just make the ache you were already feeling intensify. And maybe this year, there's a knot in your stomach in the place where that "holly jolly" feeling usually resides. My now typical dread of the holiday season started early this year. After not getting to see my family…

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Do you feel like you're stuck in a season of life you don't want to be in? That's what Max Lucado's book "You Were Made For This Moment" is all about. And since Max is a big fan of golf, we decided to talk about his book and the story of Esther over a little game of putt putt. Ps. If you missed Max's latest health update, you can check it out here!

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"Look on the bright side!"  "Yes you can!"  "No excuses!" These were a few of the signs I spotted as I walked through a home decor store, and all I could do was roll my eyes. First, let me say that there is nothing wrong with having one of these in your home. I'm so thankful for people in the world who are eternal optimists and are such natural encouragers that even their wall art…

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I know, I know. I can hear your eyes rolling at the title. Having a dog is NOT the same thing as having a baby. But hang in there with me for a second.... While I don't have human children, I've had a TINY taste of the difficulties of parenting as my husband and I are currently fostering two 6-week-old puppies. And as I've gotten to peek into the world of sleepless nights and creatures…

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By now, you probably know Jordan St. Cyr's song "Fires." But what you may not know is that several months after he wrote the song, Jordan and his wife faced an unexpected fire of their own when their daughter Emery was born with a neurological condition. We talked about what he's learned through the hard times, how he's wrestled through God allowing this to happen, and the everyday miracles that have come along the way.…

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We all know that sitcoms and romcoms have lied to us. Kissing in the rain is not romantic. Picnics are the worst. And you should know a guy for more than a week before falling head over heels in love. But the biggest lie, in my opinion? That it's easy to form adult friendships. The main character is always surrounded by a group of people who have known her for her entire life. They hang…

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