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Showing humility

Showing humility

Most who know me well know that I am not a passive person. Those who know me even better know that I can sometimes be what I prefer to call “overly assertive” (not to be confused with aggressive). The chapter of life I find myself in today and recently...
The key to controlling your temper

The key to controlling your temper

Everyone gets angry, even my husband. And if you know my husband, you’re probably thinking, “She’s full of it.” But it happens. Some of us just hide it better than others. Me? I wear my emotions on my sleeve, and I’m not proud of it. Not that I think we should all...

Say “no” to TV.

When I was in high school, I was given an assignment to enhance my experience of a book (I can’t for the life of me remember which book!): give up electronics and as many “modern-day” conveniences as I could for two days. These were two great days....

Self-acceptance—why is it so hard?

“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”—Proverbs 27:17 There are times in life when someone has to point out our flaws so that we can fix them. Maybe it’s a parent, a spouse, a boss, a teacher, a coach, a minister, or a friend. And...

Packing light

When I started writing this post, the plan was to give a how-to on traveling with the basic necessities. I was going to find some tips online to share with you (and myself) in honor of the road trip I’m taking in the next few days. However, that has been done,...
Listen to your gut.

Listen to your gut.

Previously entitled, “Guts vs. Brains” Relief and regret—familiar with them? That’s because you’ve probably experienced one or the other after every big decision you’ve made. But what makes decision-making so difficult? Is it the decision to be made...