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Storm Clouds and Silver Linings {Sorrow Adjacent to Blessings}

I was emotionally triggered and couldn’t quite find my way out of that place in the moment. We’d traversed our way into dangerous conversational territory again. Having successfully launched our oldest child and were leaving him after several days of helping settle him for his freshman year, our conversation had shifted to “what’s next.”

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Zondervan Verse Mapping Bible [Review]

In recent years, a trend has emerged that combines mind mapping, bullet journaling, and sketchnoting. This trend is called Verse Mapping and it’s a type of guided inductive Bible study made accessible to all through a specific style of note-taking as you study Bible verses one-by-one.

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CoSchedule Marketing Calendar[Review]

I’ve been self-employed for the last few decades and continually look for ways to increase my efficiency at handling client work, writing projects, blogging, and running my content websites. I’ve used a lot of different software solutions over the years and one of my very favorite pieces of software is CoSchedule, the all-in-one marketing calendar for bloggers, marketers, and well, really anyone.

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5 More Things Covid-19 Has Taught Me

Last week, I shared five things I’ve learned during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. As we roll into the New Year, most people feel ready to kick 2020 to the curb. I’m not so quick to say that 2020 was a complete loss.

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5 Things Covid-19 Has Taught Me

It’s difficult to gain perspective when we are in the middle of the biggest upset to daily life any of us can remember. If it had only lasted a few weeks, we’d be back to normal. But we’re not. We are nearly a year into this thing called a pandemic, and my flexibility (word of the year) and patience (that thing you’re not supposed to pray for) have been pushed to new limits. Initially, I wasn’t sure there would be many lessons to learn from Covid-19.

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How to Be Grateful When You Don’t Feel Like It

I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with gratitude. Partly because of my religious upbringing, and partly because I struggle with taking on too much. When I hear the command, “Be grateful,” I sometimes feel resentment or even anger creeping up in me.

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