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Children Learn What They Live

When I was growing up, I remember a small poster that made the move with us from house to house. It was usually somewhere in the kitchen or taped to the laundry room door. On the poster was a poem called “Children Learn What They Live”. It was originally written in 1954. What I liked about the poem was how simple it seemed at the time.  Children Learn What They

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What Do I Know?

Do you ever feel like you’re messing up a lot and wonder how Jesus could love someone like that? Well that’s where I am this week.  Nothing earth-shattering but the negative conversations going on in my mind have gotten the best of me. I’m frustrated that I let myself listen to those words in my head that tell me I’ll never measure up. I’ll never be enough. I’ll never get

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Driveway Moms

I had a hard time even looking out the front window of our home.  We had recently moved to a new state because of my husband’s job and I tried to make friends with other moms on the street. It didn’t take long for me to get the feeling that I didn’t fit in. The low self-esteem that I had grown up with caused me to compare myself with everyone

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A Worthy Woman

We have all heard of the Proverbs 31 Woman.  Depending on the version of the Bible you read, she is called a Worthy Woman, Virtuous Woman, Good Wife, Capable Wife, Wife of Noble Character, Radiant Bride. She is the epitome of a Christian wife. But who is this model of a woman and what does she really do? Can we ever measure up to such a high standard? I decided

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He Changed My Name

I’m not who I used to be. Although I accepted Christ at a young age and had times of being close to God, most of the time I just wanted to live my own life. I look back on my high school and college years in particular, I feel guilt and regret over some of the choices I made. Needless to say, I didn’t have a great reputation because of

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