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The Destruction of Self Esteem in our Teenagers

After spending a week on the beach in Florida, I realized the danger that faces my teenage daughter.  Girls around the age of my Megan surrounded us on the beach.  They were just as cute as they could be.  They … Continue reading

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The Sinners

The girls stood in a group and laughed loudly.  They pointed and stared at the poor girl on the outside of their circle.  It wasn’t anything new for this poor left out girl.  She was used to it.  She didn’t … Continue reading

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The Power of Lighting your Child’s Love Light

What if I were to tell you the secret to your child’s success is dependent on one thing? Yesterday I was at a workshop and speaker, Sonnie McFarland, explained to all of us the importance of our inner love light.  … Continue reading

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The Power of Affirmations

I have a hint for all parents out there.  You see this summer I heard a secret to success that I just cannot hold on to.  It needs to be shared.  Not just one teenager, but many (and I mean … Continue reading

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Parenting Teenagers: Focus on the Outcome

I am so tired. When I say tired, it is not the tiredness that comes from no sleep due to an infant or sick child in my home. No, this tired comes from mental exhaustion of raising kids – especially … Continue reading

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Golden Calf of Technology

Here I am sitting at my computer, staring at my speech that I am giving tomorrow, wishing it were on a different topic.  It is hard for me to talk about the good in technology these days.  Don’t get me … Continue reading

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A Mom’s Worry

I am a mom which makes me a natural worrier. Fourteen years ago, I never thought I would be sitting in this position. Actually I couldn’t think past the fact that I had a little baby in my arms and … Continue reading

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Digging Through the Pity to Find Love

This morning Pete and I were conversing in the kitchen about our summer plans. One option we have been tossing around is a summer camp for families. Our friends just rave about this camp out in the middle of nowhere … Continue reading

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The Scariest Mom Moment in My Life

This cannot be. It seemed like just the other day that I was driving for the very first time. In fact, until I looked in the mirror, I was sure I was still 15 myself. Well, it is sad to … Continue reading

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The Ugly Skill of Rationalizing

“Rationalizing has nothing to do with God.”  I uttered those words to my small bible study group the other day.  Yes, that group of girls that are all Freshman this year, just looked at me.  We had been discussing what … Continue reading

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