The Key to Confidence

The Key to Confidence If you’re anything like me, we will bend over backwards to keep a commitment we make to someone else.  You need help at 1pm on Thursday? I’ll be there! Ask me to help you with a project of importance to you, for sure, I’m in! We volunteer to help out all …

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Dirty Pain

As I send my baby off to his first day of school as a Senior today, my eyes are a little misty.  There is an ache in my chest. It feels a little hollow and empty. I think of all the years leading up to this day and wonder where the time has gone,- how …

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The Truth About Trust

This is something that has been on my mind and heart this week as I coached a beautiful gal whose husband struggles with a pornography addiction. She asked the question, “How can I possibly trust him now?” We think that trust is something to be earned, but  perhaps there is another way to think about …

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What’s Your Story?

Have you ever said any of the following (maybe even just in your head!)? “He’s not my soulmate.” “I can’t believe I married this guy, what was I thinking??” “Pretty sure I should have married someone more….” No?  How about this one, “He’s the PERFECT one for me!”  (then lucky you!) This pic was taken …

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It’s 50/50 Baby!

We are on vacation in Southern California this week with a few of our kids and grandbabies.  It’s a trip we’ve been so looking forward to since we booked it months ago, and so far we are having a great time!  But knowing that our experience is going to be 50% good and 50% bad, …

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Stay in Your Lane

When I was fourteen years old, our family was making a move from Arizona to Utah.  My dad was driving the big old moving truck and my mom drove our family van, which meant that my brother Eric, who had recently turned 16, needed to drive one of our cars. He and his friend and …

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Bring the Joy!

I heard a quote recently that I loved and it made me stop and think.  It goes like this: “There are two types of people in the world.  One walks into the room and announces, “Here I am!”  The other walks into a room and says, “Oh, there you are!” The truth of this made me take a …

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Are You a Fence Sitter?

Have you ever been a fence sitter?  It’s such an uncomfortable spot isn’t it?  Those fence posts can get a little painful after a while! I remember back in high school, being recruited to play volleyball by a few different colleges, and being scared to death to make the wrong choice. Maybe you felt the same way …

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Perspective.  It’s everything, isn’t it?  Have you ever wondered why something can be such a big deal to one person, and really nothing to someone else? I had an experience as a young mom that really helped me to see that people are always more important than things.  Our family had been working in the yard together, and …

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