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Lessons learned from the path through

Have you ever looked at a huge, messy situation in front of you and thought, “I just can’t”? Perhaps the thought of walking through whatever that thing is — financial strain, relationship issues, a health crisis — is simply too much to bear.

There must be another way, a way around this hot mess of a situation, you think.  You close your eyes for just a moment and offer up this simple prayer, “Please, let there be another way. Please move this struggle from my path.”

But then you open your eyes and finances are still uncertain, the relationship is still tricky and the health crisis hasn’t budged.

So then what?

There are two choices – the path around or the path through.

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15 ideas for weeknight family fun

I don’t know about you, but after working all day, making dinner and checking homework, I’m kinda done. While I love to think of fun ways to connect with the kids, creating weeknight family fun time can be a struggle.

To help make things a little easier in our busy lives, I’ve created a list of 15 ideas for weeknight family fun. All take minimal setup and most can be done with things you already have around the house.

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Book Review: A Mile Wide by Brandon Hatmaker

Brandon Hatmaker’s new book, A Mile Wide: Trading a Shallow Religion for a Deeper Faith, challenges readers to dive deeper into their relationship with Christ and with others. This is a great book for those who, in the midst of a busy life, have gotten into a rut with their faith and their community.

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BlogHer16: 5 tips for blog conference success

Wow! BlogHer16 was amazing. I didn’t quite know what to expect from a blog conference, but the experience was one I will never forget. I’m so glad I got over my newbie shyness and jumped in with both feet. In this post, I share 5 things that made the conference such an awesome experience for me.

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I’m not okay and I bet you aren’t either

This site is supposed to be a safe place where we can bear our hearts to each other, lift each other up, comfort and encourage one another. And as the Chief Cheerleader, it’s my job to create that space. It’s my job to start the healing with confessions of my own, with honesty, vulnerability and brokenness. It’s my job to talk about hard things and share how I find joy and hope in any situation.

And I’ve been silent.

I’ve been silent because I simply didn’t have the words. The news of the world had just become too much. I was left stunned and broken and completely mute.

Until last night.

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