A Family Shaped by Grace

A Family Shaped by Grace - a book review    Last summer I was hanging out in a Colorado hotel room while my husband attended a conference.   I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw that a literary agent friend of mine had recommended a group called Hope...

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Mother’s Day—Tearful, Tough, or Tender

    Is Mother's Day happy or painful for you? For me, it's bittersweet because I lost my mom when I was 18. It took me years to grieve her loss. But nowadays I don't get stuck in the sadness because there are too many other things to be glad about. Recently...

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How To Ask For Help

“I’ll be there next week,” she said.   I felt the familiar sense of agitation creep in.   A person that I have a long history with is telling me something but not really telling me what she wants or needs. I find myself trying to read into it, hoping to fill...

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EMDR For Sexual Abuse Survivors

  Yesterday an acquaintance on social media sent me a private message. She had a question about a type of trauma treatment called EMDR. If you don't know what EMDR is, check out this video. It looks woo-woo, but it is actually a powerful tool that many therapists...

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Dear Daughter

I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline when I saw Susie Davis's photo of a young girl along with comments encouraging young women to be kind to themselves. Was it the girl's innocence? Her ginger smile hidden behind her hand? The more I thought about it, I...

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What I’ve Been Up To – April 2017

Hey Friends, I wanted to share a few of the things I've been engaged with lately. I'd love to hear what you've been up to. As far as books go, I've read some fun ones this winter: The Little Book of Hygge by Miek Wiking, The Marriage You've Always Wanted by Gary...

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