Everyday Life & Practical Tips

How to Be Free to Move Forward

Sometimes what keeps us stuck in the past is our own mindset. The apology from an offender might never come. And restitution might not be possible. But what if we could move forward and not punish ourselves for things we can’t undo? The future is wide open for us to repurpose our struggles into something that gives us new purpose.

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How the Past Could Hinder Our Progress

Life’s rearview mirror frames our regrets for things we have done—failed relationships, financial blunders, poor decisions, and situations we wish we could do over. It also frames the things done to us—circumstances that were outside of our control such as abuse, a troubled home life, taunting from bullies, racial discrimination, and abandonment. If we get stuck on that view, it could hinder us from seeing the wonderful future God has ahead of us!

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Relation-Tips Part 4: Social Media Distancing

More than ever before, digital communication is a vital means of staying connected with others. But sometimes a little social media distancing is needed to preserve relationships when opinions burn hot, passion is ignited, and misinformation is abundant. Why not reclaim digital media for positive influence!

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Relation-Tips Part 1: 4 Little Words to Never Say

There is a lot of stuff going on in our world right now. This means a lot of opportunities to argue, for people to follow their gut and then make a mistake, for not being prepared enough for financial stress, and for choices that could lead to consequences. In relationships, it’s often tempting to say, “I told you so” when someone else messes up. But what if we flipped the script to 4 other little words? I still love you. Whether it’s related to a pandemic, an election, a cause, or a disagreement, we have the opportunity to love. And that’s […]

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Mmm….Bread! Best White Bread Recipe

I’ve had many requests for my bread recipe, so I decided to post it. I have used it for dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls as well as loaves of bread and for years it was a staple at our house—until several of us had to go gluten-free. Go figure! But my husband can still enjoy homemade bread. I love it because it’s so budget friendly and uses few ingredients, yet it’s delicious and soft, especially right out of the oven. The trick to good bread is in the kneading and it making sure it isn’t too sticky or too stiff. […]

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I Don’t Have Enough Time, and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

This might be tough to accept, but if you want to achieve a dream of any kind, you’re going to have to admit that no one else has more time in a day than you do. Others aren’t just lucky. They weren’t given more time. They learned how to kick out the lies that held them back, and they made some changes to use their time differently.

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