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Self-care can be crazy hard. There are usually a handful to a hundred reasons we should be doing something, ANYTHING other than care for ourselves. Gah! The past five weeks have been eye-opening for me. As we've studied spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical self-care, I've learned that I've got a lot to learn! This week was no exception. The social part...

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I knew a man whose work took him all over the world. He would tell of his global travels, and I would sit in awe. Until one day, he said, "Cindy, the truth is I'm world-weary. I just want to go home." We don't have to be globe trotters to be "world-weary." Life is hard. It's impossible not to long for...

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One more beat of the drum because "new" never gets old! We've explored different ways God gives us new the past three weeks. New beginnings. New mercy. New "wine." This week's new is more personal. It's the new He does IN us THROUGH Christ. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things...

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I was scheduled to have my liver removed in thirty minutes so my hurried behavior was justified. I’m fibbing of course, but maybe something as grave as that would excuse my poor behavior. The young man that was checking my plethora of produce was painstakingly slow. I mean “let’s defy physics” kind of slow. I didn’t say anything unkind....

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Sometimes the world feels angry, doesn't it? Brows are furrowed, voices are raised. Angry words followed by exclamation points are left in social threads. You and I may not be able to fix all the anger but I believe there is a salve. And it's something each and every one of us is capable of doing...

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I know, you know, we ALL know that none of us is immune to being “the difficult one”. I’m certain I’m a burr in someone else’s side. But mercy, there are times it seems that the people we do life with---Just. Don’t. Get. It. There are a couple of ways we can deal with that...

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“I want to be the fun one.” The words I spoke to my hubby were powered more by a sigh than vocalized breath. My amazing guy was about to take the kids on an outing. I was thrilled and crushed all at the same time. There are plenty of circumstances (outside of motherhood) that can cause the “should do” and...

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