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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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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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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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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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me and chloe

I was listening to a podcast called Sugar in the Raw with Kendra and Hannah recently.  The episode was titled The Things We Love About Fall that We Actually Hate (a must listen…they had me cracking up!) and it inspired me to write this post about things I love about midlife that I actually sometimes …

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Day 3: Strength and Beauty

Thanks for hanging around – it’s Day 3!  We are finishing up the definition of Fortyologie today by studying strength and beauty. Strength – the quality or state of being strong; moral power, firmness, or courage; power by reason of influence. Gals, we’ve been around for a bit by now. We know some people and …

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As I mentioned in Day 1, we are going to spend the next month studying: Fortyologie:  The study of midlife and how to live it wholeheartedly with grace, strength and beauty. Today we will dig a bit  into the words wholehearted and grace. Wholeheartedly – with full or complete sincerity, enthusiasm, energy, heart and earnestness. …

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Day 20:  3 Ways to Fight Fear Day 19:  Who Am I, Really? Day 18: Fun Ways to Enjoy Some Girl Time? Day 17:  What to Do When You Feel Rejected Day 16:  Take Your Relationships Beyond Ordinary Day 15:  Where are My Girls At? Day 14:  A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime Day …

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