Love you More!

I'm a sucker for love! Every night I play this game with my children where I say, "I Love you." They respond, "I love you more." And then I crescendo with, "IMPOSSIBLE!" It's as if you can actually see their heart growing out of their chests! When it's all said and

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When the Bottom Falls Out

What do you do when the bottom falls out? Suddenly you find yourself holding on for dear life as your whole world slides off its axis. For years you have counted on your health, your marriage, your sobriety, your financial security, a friendship, a pet, a job, healthy parents, even

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Two Stones

Every year thousands make the spiritual pilgrimage to the Scottish isle of Iona in search of some greater spiritual Truth. The ancient Celts believed this island was one of the "thin places" where one could peek through the Veil that separates the heavens from the earth and gaze upon the

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The Year to Trust

There is something about the changing of the guard, moving from one year into the next, that demands our soul's attention. There have been years that I have wept at the curtain's close, mourning the end to such joy. Then others where I have barely made it through by the

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Soul-full Christmas Gifts!

There is nothing like giving or receiving a gift that makes the soul smile! Following are a couple of thoughtful Christmas gifts that promise to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of those we love! This is probably the coolest gift I received this Christmas! Nashville's famous Hatch Show Print has teamed

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Sherlock Holmes of Christmas

Some years we need Christmas as if our whole life depended on it. Maybe this has been a challenging year in mind, body and spirit, more dark days than light. Maybe you do your best to conceal it but underneath you are lonely, afraid, and short on hope. Or maybe

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There’s Something about Mary

The curtain opens to reveal a young maiden dressed in a crisp white shift with a pale blue head covering. Her cheeks are flushed, her eyes held in rapt attention at the winged figure standing before her. The audience holds its breath. They are witnessing the great turning point in

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Gratitude for the Small Things

I have always tried my best to find joy in the small things! When life challenges, this can be difficult, but even the more necessary! It's the "mini-joys" that have this mysterious way of turning a frown upside down, elevating the ordinary, and sprinkling a little grace over the rougher edges

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To endure is to prevail

"We rejoice in our sufferings knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. And hope does not disappoint." -Letter to the Romans Part of what we are called to do here on earth is to endure. And if we have the courage to endure whatever life

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