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When My Job Doesn't Feel Sexy Anymore

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Most of us have a hierarchy of Job Coolness Factor. I’ve got one, too. But as much as I joke about it—there’s an identity factor here, too. 

5 Ways to Do More of What You're Made to Do—Worship!

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So recently, I had one of my favorite kinds of nights: date night. I won’t gush too much. But suffice to say, I don’t take for granted being married to my best friend.

Give Yourself Permission to Grieve

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Truthfully, my heart felt raw, as if it were beating outside of my body. My grief felt so vulnerable, so scraped and skinned and gaping, that privacy was all I could fathom to deal with it.

15 Ways to Cultivate Joy in Your Life

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A friend told me recently of a trip he and his wife took to Hawaii several years back. After dropping his wife off at the terminal for the flight home, he was the only person on the rental car shuttle.

What If My Personality Does Not Fit My Church?

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While I was never one of the cool kids in school, I have a personality that’s easily welcomed in church. I’m bubbly. I’m a married, creative mother (bonus!) with domestic-diva interests and a bleeding heart. I’m high-capacity in my time management and irreverent in the right ways. So my gifts, talents, and temperament can really gain me respect in these circles.

3 Reasons I Welcome Refugees (And 3 Ways You Can, Too)

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Did you know nearly one in 100 people worldwide are displaced from their homes? Refugees have become so much more than an Associated Press photo in my mind and my heart. For three years, I taught students at a refugee center in Uganda.

6 Ways to Take Your Relationship Deeper

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When my family and I moved across continents, our lives were stripped down, and being in a new place made everything about three steps harder.

A Letter to the Wandering Eye 

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Hey. Over your latte, I saw the worry in your eyes. I know this isn’t who you want to be; you never wanted to be attracted elsewhere, you thought you would always be contented in your marriage.

5 Practical Ways to Savor Christ this Christmas

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Last year, my kids and I snuggled up to read a Christmas story. It’s the story of a boy whose parents are determined to throw him an epic birthday party—replete with guests, food, decor and party favors.