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Destiny

As I sat on our boat this afternoon fishing with my soon to be 14 year old daughter, I thought to myself how amazing she is. This past Saturday night, I felt the same way when my soon to be 16 year old son actually sat on the sofa to watch a movie with me. I catch myself questioning my parenting from time to time as I marvel at the people they are becoming. I wonder, have I scared them enough to say no to drugs? Have I prepared them for lifes inevitable heartbreaks and disappointments? Have I instilled a sense of humility in them to save them from arrogance or self centeredness? Have I taught them grace and gratitude...

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Daring to Date in 2018

Dating in 2018 checklist.. 1. Self love2. Self respect3. Self worth4. He’s Just Not That Into You By Greg Behrendt on your bedside table 5. Jesus calling 6. Best Girlfriends 7. Sense of Humor8. Perspective9. Standards10. Gratitude11. Prayer12. Rocking outfit Now that we have established the list of necessities one needs to date safely in 2018, I am going to give you a little homework. So sit down and make a list of all the things you want to find in a man or woman. Go ahead and dare to dream of the perfect person for you. He may be tall, dark, and handsome or she may be an effortless knock out. Those things are not what I want you...

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The “Present”

As the new year rolls in and the holidays have come to an end. We take down the trees or at least some of us do. I’ve got to get on that. Every Christmas we see so much focus on the presents. I always want to get my kids and loved ones just the right things. I love the giving part of the magical time of year, but I have decided in the new year to focus on another kind of present. A “present” that I have no doubt WILL keep giving to my loved ones and myself all year long. Some wise soul told me a few years back that I could start my day over at any time,...

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PURGE

Vocabulary.com says To PURGE is to get rid of something or someone, and often it’s done suddenly. Purge rhymes with urge, and when you have a really strong urge to throw stuff away or clean something out, you have an urge to purge.From the Latin purgare, meaning "purify," purge is used as a verb for removing impure things, whether they're guilty feelings in a person or rotten vegetables in a refrigerator. As a noun, the act of tossing out the too-small clothes in your closet before getting new ones might be called a purge. So I have decided to relate this years end to this interesting word PURGE. I think purging can be hard, but I believe it is a...

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To the Girl with the Broken Heart

Dear Sweet girl, I know your heart is broken. I have no doubt you loved him, and I am certain he loved you back as best he could, but Love isn't always enough. So I will share with you a little of what I have learned about Loving and letting go. The key to this is not easy, but the good news is that it is very simple. I have one word for you today dear girl, and thAt word is acceptance. Go ahead and accept thAt you LOVE him. Go ahead and accept thAt your friends and family may never get it. They mAy think you are crazy to love him, but guess what? You are not crazy for...

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