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September 2018

Facing Adversity: 3 ways to cultivate resilience in hard seasons

"Don’t give up.” “The storm will pass.” “Stick with it.” How are we resilient when life seems to give us a swift kick? How do we just shrug off difficulty when our hearts are hurting? How do we hold on, so we don’t get lost in the hard seasons? Because—life happens. Whether it's living beyond the divorce, walking through infertility, enduring ANOTHER deployment, recent illness, or any other personal challenge, how we respond to these hard seasons expose the condition of our hearts. Culti[...]

Breaking Free: 3 truths to anchor in your heart when you feel insecure

How many times have you been stuck in the inner dialogue within your mind? You know those thoughts we would never say to a friend. The thoughts which reveal how we honestly see ourselves. Ideas like: I’m never good enough. I always mess things up. No one loves me. I’m never going to get this right. I’m not as smart as her. I don’t fit in. All of these insecurities become the lens through which we interpret the world around us. Whether we realize it or not, those thoughts of insecurity hold us hosta[...]

Shop Small: 3 ways to support the entrepreneur in your life when you are not the target audience

Your friend has stepped out to embrace her next step. She’s launched her blog. She’s started her business. She’s published the book. You love what she’s doing, and you cheer her on. You know firsthand how hard she’s worked and the sacrifices she’s made. You know she needs the support of family and friends. But how do you support your friend who has a blog, runs a business, or wrote a book when you are not the target audience? Supporting the entrepreneur in your life when you are not the target[...]

One unit: 3 Essential elements for productive family meetings

Now that school is in full swing in our house, family meetings are an essential part of our weekly routine. Between two working parents and three boys who are active in school and the community, we all need to be on the same page. Family meetings are an excellent time to talk about what we are doing, what we need to do, what we want to do and what’s working as a team. So why a family meeting? Consistent and effective family meetings can increase independence, promote responsibility, provide accountability[...]