Category Archives: Taking Care of Me

Let It Go!

Several Christmases ago I was feeling stressed as a ran errands and listened to Christmas music in my car. The song “Let It Snow” came on and without thinking I found myself singing along to the tune. When it came … Continue reading

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Two things…

Guess what? Registration is now open for our 2015 Hearts at Home National Conference in Bloomington, Illinois! Just in time to ask for attending the Hearts at Home conference as your Christmas gift! Our 2015 speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, … Continue reading

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Do You Love Your Personality?

Fingerprints amaze me. There’s not one set of fingerprints like another. I believe its evidence of an incredibly creative God! Personalities are like fingerprints. There’s not one personality like another. We may share certain personality traits with other people in … Continue reading

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The Power of Purpose

I remember the day well. I’d just found out I was pregnant with our third baby. I’d been a stay-at-home mom for five years but the plan was for me to use my music education degree as soon as child … Continue reading

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It’s a Facebook Party!

What do Dr. Kathy Koch, Sally Baucke, Crystal Paine, Dr. Todd Cartmell, Julie Barnhill, Linda Dillow, Kendra Smiley, Dr. Juli Slattery, and Angela Thomas all have in common? They (and many others!) are all going to be speaking at the … Continue reading

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How To Leave Well

As a former pastor’s wife, I’ve wanted for a long time to write a post titled “How To Leave A Church Well.”  When I look back on our 20+ years of church ministry, the biggest pain points were connected to … Continue reading

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Love Your Triumphs

My friend Amy felt great after stepping off the scale. She dropped fifteen pounds!  However just moments later, she saw a picture on her phone of her lying on the beach. She felt disgusted by her chubby arms and dimply thighs. … Continue reading

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What My Kids Taught Me In Their “Jesus Loves Me” Sweaters

Today’s guest post is from Emily Wierenga. Emily is a wife and mom of two. From her home in Canada, she writes from the heart and isn’t afraid to talk about issues she’s dealt with like eating disorders, infertility, body … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Big changes always start with small decisions.”                                           ~Justin and Trisha Davis

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Wanna join the fun?

It’s September and that means that my speaking season kicks back in gear! I love the summer months where the pace slows down, but I love to jump back into being face to face with moms in the trenches. I … Continue reading

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