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Every Wednesday, join our community conversation over on the podcast. To keep the conversation going, on Thursday’s, you’ll find additional resources, pdf’s, short videos, and links to articles/sites mentioned in the podcast, right here on the blog. By combining the spoken + written word, you’ll find yourself becoming stronger than ever!

How a People Pleaser Became a Family Pleaser

How a People Pleaser Became a Family Pleaser

From the archives, August 19, 2015 Update, August 12, 2018 Many of us found that we had several characteristics in common as a result of being brought up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional household. We had come to feel isolated and uneasy with other people, especially...

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The Afternoon Knows: Everybody needs rest.

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. -Eckhart Tolle I realized this morning that the timeline of these "The Afternoon Knows" blogs is definitely not sequential, but...

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The Afternoon Knows: It’s Okay to Fall Apart

"The afternoon knows what the morning never thought of." -Robert Frost "Fall apart" is something I don't like to do. Saying "I need help," or the word, "limitation," just doesn't flow out of my mouth easily. Some might call this pride. Others might call it...

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The Afternoon Knows: You are Stronger than you Know.

“Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien The afternoon knows one very important thing: You are stronger than you know. If anyone had told me what the last eleven months had in store, I wouldn't have believed them. You know. You've been there, too....

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The Afternoon Knows.

The afternoon knows what the morning never thought of" (Robert Frost). "Janell, it is so good to see you," smiled Erin. "How on earth are you? Tell me what's going on." There in the middle of the women's bathroom of the YMCA, I smiled. "I don't even know where to...

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100 New Feathers for My Empty Nest

Reviewing and gathering this morning for upcoming book projects and Bible Studies. Little did I know that the words penned on April 26, 2008 would resonate with such intensity today, July 24, 2013...five years later. I need these words, again, as I face an "emptier"...

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Are you feeling WORN today? This word is just for you!

Oh my goodness. I love waking up and being led to a word from a loving God. This morning, I received a link to Tenth Avenue North's, Worn. Right when I needed a word, there it sat in my inbox. Why today? Well, I'm in the midst of writing and rewriting and rewriting...

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