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Welcome to 2015

I wanted to take a moment to say welcome to 2015.  With each New Year we have renewed hope for what might occur during that period of time. I have not written a blog post since November 6, 2014.  Today we are officially starting again in 2015.   I also wanted to take the time to…

There is No Failure

There Is No Failure

When you engage in the process of self-discovery you come to a realization that there is no failure.  Now, stay with me for a moment.  Often we feel like giving up and of course, you and I consider this to be a sign of failure.  Actually thinking about quitting is not the same as quitting. …

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Life Lessons From Trees

What life lessons can you learn from trees? In our community several trees have become infected and have to be cut down in order to stop the disease process. We have several maple trees in our front yard that are now diseased. The other morning I was asleep when I heard this horrible grinding noise.…

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Relational Mentoring

What is relational mentoring? I grew up in a home where Saturdays represented an opportunity to have dinner with friends and family. The words, relational mentoring, came to me as I thought about the many family gatherings I enjoyed as a child. Growing up in a small town in Mississippi did not afford us the…

Why You Should Eat Pancakes

Five Reasons You Should Eat Pancakes

My husband and I were sitting down for breakfast reminiscing about eating pancakes.  We started a tradition early in our marriage of eating breakfast together.  As I reflected on our tradition I thought about 5 reasons you should eat pancakes.  What does pancakes and marriage have in common?  I believe that every couple should make…

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A Picture of The Confident Woman

To clearly see a picture of the confident woman we must evaluate the role of women in our society.  The role of women in today’s society and throughout history has been and continues to be critical to the well-being of all humanity.  Whether she is a wife, mother, friend, colleague, or a stranger on the…

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Keep It Real

Most teenagers will tell you to “keep it real”.  Meaning they want the truth and not some watered down version of how things should work.  Teenagers are usually open and direct in their conversations and ways of handling relationships.  Over the years I have had the privilege of speaking to many young people.  I must…

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5 Reasons Why We Avoid Relationships

Maintaining relationships with others can seem daunting and even to difficult to want to bother trying.  Whether we are talking about marital relationships, family relationships, business relationships or complete strangers there is a tendency to avoid opening our hearts and lives too deeply.  Yes, there are people in our lives that refuse to engage in…

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5 Questions That Will Change You

How do you recognize when it’s time to change?  We know that change is scary.  The word itself causes some people to break out in a cold sweat.  People often shy away from change.  Why should I change?  Why doesn’t everyone else change to accommodate me?  If I change, then I will be out of…