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Because Suffering Together is Better

  Years ago my husband took me to Muir Woods, a redwood forest in California. Standing silent and wonderstruck at the base of those trees, I sensed something sacred.  Although redwoods reach to monumental heights, their root system is shallow. If they were made to

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20 Unique Gifts That Give Back in 2014

  As you shop this holiday season, how would you like to: Help people see clearly. Improve the quality of life for over 20,000 people in Rwanda. Feed the hungry in America. Support peace efforts in the Congo. Provide sustainable employment for women in Africa.

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Texas A&M Students Inspiring Response To Hatred

   Hi friend!  You’ve probably heard of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. They’re notorious for their hatred.   The members of Westboro Baptist Church descended on the Texas A&M campus where my two oldest kids were students. For years, we

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Fourteen Things Children of Divorce Need to Know

I’m a child of divorce. What about you? Overcoming the fallout of divorce is a process, isn’t it friend?  You and I understand the child’s heart that can still live inside an adult body.  Even when God has worked miracles of healing in us, feelings

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8 Ways to Protect Kids and Help Those Addicted to Porn

We have a friend who has always been a really good guy. Nice. Friendly. But he had a dark secret. He was consumed by an addiction to hardcore p*rn. His addiction caused him to act out in real life on one occasion and it landed

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Stop Here If You Need Some Inspiration Today

Welcome! Last week in my post, 18 Tips to Live Life to the Fullest, I told you about an awesome new website that’s bringing inspiration to a lot of people: InspireMore. In case you missed it, the people over at InspireMore are passionate about inspiring you to live

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Supporting a Grieving Parent. 6 Things to Know.

When someone you know is going through a crisis, do you sometimes have trouble knowing what to do to help? Does comforting someone sometimes feel awkward? Are you afraid you’ll say or do something wrong? It’s always easier to comfort someone when we have walked through

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Restore: The Story of Compassion for a Girl Trafficked

She volunteers with Restore Her. As a victim of sexual abuse herself, Beth is a perfect person to love on the young girls in this place . . . the only long-term care facility existing within the United States for trafficked minors.   Here’s a story she shared with

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What it Takes to Be a Person of Revolutionary Compassion

  Compassion is extremely trendy these days. It’s the thing to do – especially among young adults. Demonstrations of compassion break down walls, bring people together, create synergy, and build community. For those we serve, it soothes wounds, brings healing, births hope. For the agent

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Our Crazy Adventure in Tornado Alley

7:33 a.m. “Stay weather alert today. OKC forecast is high to extreme risk of thunderstorm with tornado potential.” Clint We were on track to travel to Moore, Oklahoma to help with cleanup. The arrangements I had made for lodging and work assignments fell through on

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