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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I love the Olympics. Possibly too much. I've lost sleep while staying up late to watch swimming, and the first thing I do every morning is check my phone for overnight updates on medal counts. So, just like the rest of the country, it was heartbreaking to learn that Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles withdrew from the women's team gymnastic final in Tokyo. The immediate fear was injury. But we quickly learned that while she was in…

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For years, I have dreaded summertime. As I put on shorts or pulled my hair back to stay cool, all I could see were my flaws. My ears stick out. My legs are always a ghostly white. And how could I ever forget the boy in high school that would point out if my legs jiggled even a little bit? I was wildly self-conscious about all of these things and more for most of my…

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Need a bit of a boost today? Crowder appeared on Good Morning America this week to share all the ways he protects his mental health. (Hint: They all have to do with helping others!) I'd like to add a 6th: listen to music that instantly puts you in a better mood!

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