Spring Cleaning: DISTRACTION

This week’s spring cleaning is about something I never realized was a problem until the past year or so–distraction. I had the habit of allowing myself to be distracted, which had several bad side effects on my life. I’m slowly learning to redirect myself when distraction creeps in. Distraction can spring from many sources. Knowing…

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Spring Cleaning: LACK OF PURPOSE

Each of us struggles at some point in life with questions about purpose. These questions are pregnant with layers of meaning that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. They’re impossible because they seem like too much to process. These questions can haunt us, causing us to confront frightening possibilities. Sometimes we may feel like small specks…

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Spring Cleaning: DISCONTENT

Choosing contentedness is a discipline. Few of us are perfectly content with all areas of our lives. Relationships, health, finances, work –all of these can instigate feelings of discontent at one time or another. In seasons when I feel restless and discontented with my circumstances, this is usually a sign that I haven’t been giving…

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Spring Cleaning: SHAME

For years, I struggled with shame. This is because I became a teen mother in 1991. In my mind, I’d let down my parents, who had worked hard to give me a nice childhood. Everyone around me was going away to college. Many at my childhood church, including my pastor, had turned their backs on…

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The Power of a Praying Friend

I have a small group of women I consider close friends. These are people I would confide almost anything in, especially to ask them to pray. The power of a praying friend is immeasurable in my life These are people I know I can call or text at any time to ask them to stand…

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