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Building a Better You to Build a Better Relationship

Building a Better You to Build a Better Relationship

There are scores of books designed to help couples build or rebuild a healthy relationship. This is not one of those books. This is a book written to help you build a better you so that you will be equipped to build a better relationship. The healthier you are, the healthier your relationships will be. Truth is, your relationships will

Happy New Year! Less Stuff Equals More Joy

Have nothing in your houses that you don’t know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,

Not Quite Christmas Day

The excitement is high as we near Christmas. Nobody tries to pretend that it’s just another day. On December 25 each person gets ten minutes on the satellite phone with the cabin door shut as she talks to loved ones back home for the first time since we left nearly three weeks ago. Christmas Day also offers a great

Sacred Makeovers

Nothing comforts me more than knowing that Jesus completely understands how hard it is to walk around in these bodies, fighting our “head noise” with valiant attempts toward a faith we can believe in but can’t see. A brilliant Scripture spills this promise right over our lives: Because [Jesus] Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those

Longing for a Place Called Home

The ache for home lives in all of us. ~ Maya Angelou Recently I walked my feet into nubbins as I hiked around town on a home tour. Up and down streets, up and down hallways, and up and down stairwells. It was a wonderfully exhausting stint. I love looking at homes: old homes, new homes, rambling homes, and cottages. Especially

Thanksgiving: The Dance of Grief and Gratitude

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name! – Psalm 100:4 Deep in the heart of November, I received two e-mails from women who were each fighting fierce battles, one losing her husband to ALS, the other losing her husband to an addiction he seemed