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I’m Opting Out…

I’m Opting Out…

Here we are, on another December 31st. Another year is about to be history, and people all over the world are spending the day making promises about everything that’s going to be different this next year. Continue reading I’m Opting Out…

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Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things

The other night I finally watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” with Ben Stiller. I didn’t see it when it came out a couple of years ago, and I’ve never read the book by James Thurber either. I genuinely had no expectations for the movie at the start. Continue reading Beautiful Things

John Gibson was married with two children. His daughter, Callie, was teaching in front of 250 college students when she got the call. Her father had killed himself.

The Tragedy of John Gibson (and What We Can Learn)

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There is Beauty in the Breaking

There is Beauty in the Breaking

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been talking about something and have eventually said, “There’s this Nichole Nordeman song that says this SO much better than I could…” Continue reading There is Beauty in the Breaking

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Think your kids are safe online?

Think your kids are safe online?

Many of us are in the season when our kids are going back to school. If you’re like me, your kids may be in a school district where their schools distribute devices like iPads or Chromebooks. Continue reading Think your kids are safe online?

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When You Don’t Know What To Say

When You Don’t Know What To Say

It’s happened again. Someone you know just had their life blow up. You just found out some friends – that couple who always seemed so happy – are getting a divorce.

Continue reading When You Don’t Know What To Say