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Sirius XM 80′s on 8 revolutionized my morning drive(s) taking different kids to different schools this morning.  I sang, I danced, I smiled and my creative juices started flowing. Twisted Sister’s We’re Not Gonna Take It came on first and it got me thinking about writing a post where we gals all get together and …

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3 ways to fight fear

When I was a younger woman…ahem…I had some notions about who I would be and what I might be like when I got “older” (like maybe say in my 40′s).  I imagined that I would have some things nailed down, frayed edges made smooth and dusty corners made tidy.  Fear would no longer be a …

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Formula for growth_opt

So, who are you, really?  Often when I think of this question, I would identify it more closely with younger people.  Tweens, teens and young adults who are learning about their personality, likes and dislikes, all of those traits that God threw in the mix when he created them. As the busyness of living life …

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I would think that we could all agree that this is challenging.  We understand the importance of friends in our lives and we love to spend time together.  The whole concept looks great on paper but it’s a whole different thing in practice.  So today, dear friend, I’m going to help you figure this out.  …

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All of this talk about friendships and relationships has got me thinking.  And then THIS BLOG POST showed up in my inbox talking about rejection. Relationships can be an incredible source of joy in our lives but they can also be a deep source of pain.  What are we to do when we feel rejected?  …

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Some things just take time.  We are all on a journey; learning as we go.  I hope by now you’ve learned a few things about relationships, people and hearts.  I know I have.  Those lessons should influence how we interact with others from friendships all the way to our marriages. A little over a year …

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I’ve heard it said and read it HERE that sometimes you need to go find some friends.  We understand the concept of looking for many of the other important parts and people of life but when it comes to friends we often just sit and wait for the right gals to show up.  Why do …

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I met her while watching my daughter play travel basketball.  I’m not sure how the conversation started but how could it not when you are sitting on bleachers or the floor in hallways next to each other all weekend?  I recall her being smartly dressed and you know that I love fashion.  Additionally,  I knew …

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There’s something you like about her; you know it the moment you start talking.  It’s a connectedness of sorts that grabs you and pulls you in.  It’s not because you share a common experience although that’s a possibility.  The pull isn’t from a shared history or years of life walked together.  Most likely what you …

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There is something really special about those friends that you’ve known your whole life.  When I went away for the weekend with that group of friends this summer I tried to explain this to my husband.  I don’t know that words do it justice. Most of us have many different types of friends in our …

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