How to Win an Argument

Last night, our daughter (kindergarten) told us she thought she was making people sad, that she wasn’t good but bad. She said that her friends don’t want to be her friends anymore and they don’t want to play with her. Naturally, we were just a […]

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When Less is Not More

I intentionally avoid the news. Too much bad nearly breaks me – I’m one of those highly-sensitive types. But the news still finds me. With every school shooting or police officer death or racial-tension-fueled hate crime, my heart breaks, and I feel so small. So […]

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Rules for God’s Daughters: Part 5

(Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, and I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through them. Read my disclosure policy here.) Welcome to part 5 of “Rules for God’s Daughters”! If you’re just joining us, this a 6-post series […]

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Rules for God’s Daughters: Part 1

Today I read one of those “copy and share” posts on Facebook. This one is called “Rules for My Daughter”. It resonated with me – but it also set off some warning bells. One of the devil’s greatest weapons is subtle lies: things that look […]

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Chinese Water Torture – Practicing Peace

(Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, and I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through them. Read my disclosure policy here.) Last week I talked about nagging, and how very harmful it is. But how do we break the […]

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Chinese Water Torture – The Nature of the Nag

Did you hear the one about the nagging wife? Wait, which one? There are so many! Society may love to joke that “wife” is synonymous with “nag”, but nagging is no laughing matter. Webster defines nag as “to annoy (someone) by often complaining about his […]

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Joy and a Vacuum

(Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, and I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through them. Read my disclosure policy here.) Does anyone really like to vacuum? I’m told people do. I can’t understand it personally. It’s not completely […]

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