Wise Indulgences?

Indulgences surround us during the holidays. For many, the holidays are synonymous with celebration. For others, this festive time can evoke painful memories and/or increased stress.  Joyful, sad, or anxious feelings can spawn indulgent behaviors in how we eat, drink, or use our time and resources.  The question is: are all indulgences inherently detrimental in …

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Honor the Freedom to Choose

Oohs and ahhs ring out amid pops and booms as each blast lights up the evening sky. Our eyes eagerly turn upward anticipating the next colorful explosion. Choosing our favorite firework pattern or picnic food is on the agenda for most Americans this week. We have the freedom to choose many things in this country.  …

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No More Excuses!

It only took a second.  I was so diligent and paying close attention. But it happened in a split second. It wasn’t life-shattering and no one was hurt, but I screwed up.  And…right in front of my daughter. Fabulous example I am.  Then, while taking responsibility, a little tiny excuse escaped my lips.  Really?  I …

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The Ultimate Thankfulness

14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. 16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. …

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Find Value in Everyday Milestones

It’s as if I’m seeing it for the first time. Colors shift from green to a smattering of gold, orange and crimson. It begins at the apex and seeps downward. The speckle of warm shades leads to an onslaught of brilliant hues. After silently transpiring for days or weeks, it quickly vanishes. Blown away by …

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