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Pizza Love

My youngest son takes everything I say literally. He always has. About five years ago I was sitting with him in the drop-off line at school. He gathered

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Building Character

5 Ways to Press on After Failure

In the 1929 Rose Bowl, Georgia Tech played the University of California. Toward the end of the first half, UC defensive player Roy Riegels recovered a fumble but

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Building Character

The Cliff Walk

Several years ago I was gifted a free airline ticket and a few nights hotel room which opened a whole bucket of possibilities. Where did I want to

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Life Lessons

Mom License Revoked

A friend recently told me about how she used to tell her daughter “If I let you do that I will get my mom license revoked.” Moms, can

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Building Character

Riding with God

Children mesmerize me. Pack a room with adults and one child, and I will always gravitate to the little one. I love their spirit of adventure and love

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Life Lessons

Give Joy to Get Joy

Can someone explain to me why skateboards don’t have brakes? I’ve always tried to be a student of my children. When they’re interested in something, I become interested

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Life Lessons

Paint By Numbers

Paint by numbers was a popular fad many years ago that still seems ingenious to me. I recently discovered it’s still available and making a comeback. For those

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Life Lessons

More Than a Vacation

When my boys were three and nine years old, I read an article about the value of giving children experiences over material things. I was a single mom

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Life Lessons

Train Up Your Child

I left you a few weeks ago pondering the thoughts of handling sin correctly in your home. I hope you’ve begun the process of really evaluating the role

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