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The Respect Dare
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Dare #5 Journey – An Exercise in Trusting Him
Reading through a journal entry from 4 years ago, I came upon this experience in trusting Him – even when the stakes were high. Seeing the connection to our Dare #5 work, I wanted to share it with you. July 15, 2013 Today is the day. We packed up clothes for the week, and a […]
Dare #5 of The Respect Dare – Trust God or Idols?
Of all the dares in the book, Dare 5 strikes the most nerves. A child is injured. Mom saw it coming. Choose to Trust God? She chose to stay out of His way, and God showed up to teach her husband something. But what if it had been worse? Could you have trusted God’s goodness […]
Dare #4 Journey – 5 Positives for Every Negative…
Negative or Positive? What do you actually DO? I mean, are we supposed to just run around giving compliments like crazy? In research done by Dr. John Gottman, we learn that marriages that are considered “happy” have a number of things in common. Here’s just a few: A complete absence of contempt 5 “positive” interactions […]
The Respect Dare for Parents
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Finding Peace in the Midst of Parenting
The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. I’ll admit that I’m having trouble remembering what I’ve done from one day to the next. Grieving the loss of a child is so very hard and the enemy is relentless in attempting to get me into the pit of despair. I’m thankful for all of you have […]
The Lies of the Enemy
The week has been overwhelming as we lay our daughter to rest. The prayers offered up on our behalf, the texts, the phone calls, and the food have all been a blessing — to know we are loved — to know that Andrea was loved and touched so many lives. Thank you to all of […]
50 Things I Learned From Raising a Challenging Child
Emerging into the world our daughter arrived six minutes after I had waddled through the emergency entrance at the hospital doors. Our family joke was that she was the creator of drama and the day of her birth was the beginning. She had orderlies, nurses, and doctors frantically hustling for her grand entrance while my husband, Dave, was […]
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