50 Things to Be Grateful For At Any Stage of Life

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Perspective is everything. When things are falling apart and life gets tough, it can be so difficult to find something good to hold on to. When we switch our focus from our problems to what’s actually great in our lives, we breed positivity and we make life worth living. God always knew that a heart of gratitude would be one of the major keys to make it through this life. This is exactly why he has put such an emphasis on giving thanks to Him […]

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Achieving Life Balance God’s Way

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Life is like a box of chocolates. Most days it’s a myriad of wonderful surprises and exciting opportunities just waiting to be consumed. Other days, life is like a box of chocolates that has somehow fallen over and it’s up to us to figure out how to separate the truffles from the coconut-filled and the strawberry cremes. Forrest Gump clearly left that part out. On this earth, life is a never-ending balancing act. We have to master the art of taking on just enough responsibility, […]

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How To Defeat A Case Of The Mondays

Case of the Mondays

So your weekend has been amazing. You did this, you did that, you saw so and so and ate at the best restaurant in town—in comes Monday to ruin everything. For a lot of us, Monday is like the rude, tacky, mean girl that no one wants to deal with. Every week, we trade two and a half days worth of relaxation and carefree fun for five days of workplace torture…and Monday is the start of it all. Let’s face it. Just as sure as […]

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Improving My Marriage With Lists To Love By | Book Review

Can a list a day keep marital complications away? Perhaps not, but thanks to the Lists to Love by Books by Mark and Susan Merrill, I’m happy to say that my husband and I feel better equipped and that we are even more intentional about keeping a happy marriage. The Lists to Love By Books were sent to me for review and I must say, I am quite impressed with what we’ve read and with the effect that it has had on our marriage. In two […]

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Super Simple, 3-Ingredient DIY Coffee Scrub

DIY Coffee Scrub

A few days ago, I overheard a coworker talking about a coconut oil coffee scrub and I thought hmmm..coconut oil and coffee?!  Coconut oil and coffee are two things in my life that I never want to have to go a day without. So mixed together, I figured they’d be pretty amazing. As soon as I got home, I set off on a DIY coffee scrub adventure. After doing some quick research, I found out that coffee scrubs are super simple to make yourself and they […]

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Breaking Up With Conditional Kindness

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Lately, God has been really dealing with me about the way that society has taught us to deal with one another. We’ve all seen the memes and the self-righteous Facebook updates declaring that from this point forward we should treat people the way that they have treated us or that maybe we should only do as much for others as they have done for us. I’m sure at some point or another I subscribed to this way of thinking but as a Christ-Follower, this way […]

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It’s Time To Forgive Yourself

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Life is complicated. Sometimes the things that we’ve said we’d never do, or the people that we said we would never hurt, unfortunately, become a part of our story. For what felt like at least a year or two, that was my reality. I made mistake after mistake and these weren’t just any mistakes. They weren’t like Oh, I locked my keys in the car. I made life-altering mistakes—some of which I still feel the effects of today. After most of the damage was done and […]

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