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What I Will Tell My Girls About Following Their Dreams…

Do kids need encouragement or a dose of reality for their dreams? In short, I’m inclined to believe it’s a little of both. I would like to share a little more of my background to illustrate my point: When I was in junior high school, I remember taking a class where we studied and learned about… Continue reading What I Will Tell My Girls About Following Their Dreams…

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Book Giveaway! Enter to Win, A Mother in the Making by Gabrielle Meyer

Gabrielle Meyer’s Love Inspired Historical, A Mother in the Making, releases September 1st, 2016. Be one of the first to read it by entering to win a hot-off-the-presses paperback copy below via the Rafflecopter link. I had the pleasure of meeting Gabrielle recently at my first ever American Christian Fiction Writers meeting at our local chapter,… Continue reading Book Giveaway! Enter to Win, A Mother in the Making by Gabrielle Meyer

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Saying Goodbye to Your Green Monster

Letting go of jealousy, so you can fulfill your purpose. Okay, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but… Unless we’re perfect, have nothing at all to improve about ourselves or our gifts and talents (please tell me if I ever say I don’t because that means I need a big ol’ piece of humble… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Your Green Monster

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A Letter to Me

While this isn’t a new concept, when I saw a post on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook page today (click the link to see a beautiful example she shared) about writing letters to ourselves to heal what Brene Brown calls our “art scars”, I felt an overwhelming nudge to do the same. For me, there isn’t another person… Continue reading A Letter to Me

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Giving Yourself Permission to Be Okay

It’s okay to be Okay. I guess what I mean by giving yourself permission to be okay, is that we don’t have to be perfect. It’s okay to NOT be perfect. Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” Does that thought make you cringe or make you sigh in relief?… Continue reading Giving Yourself Permission to Be Okay

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Surviving The Waiting Room for Dreams

A pinched weary voice, drones, “Number 7, 000, 899. Now serving 7,000, 899, please.” Everybody in the cramped, stale, waiting room, frantically checks their numbered paper slip. Many groans fill the air, some throw their hands in the air in defeat while bolting for the exit, while one lucky soul, exclaims, “Yes! That’s me! Finally!”… Continue reading Surviving The Waiting Room for Dreams

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Is There Room For Goals AND Gratefulness?

Is it possible to Dream Big and still be Thankful for everything we have? Can we have both Goals and Gratefulness? While on the way home from church yesterday, my husband and I were talking about the places we’d visit if we had the chance, and discussing other dreams, like mine to go to the… Continue reading Is There Room For Goals AND Gratefulness?