Healing Toxic Self Condemnation

The voice of toxic self-condemnation can still get loud in my head, even after years of “knowing better”. This toxic voice says: —”It’s selfish to consider your own wants and needs.” —”It’s…

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Why God isn’t giving you what your heart desires…

Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 This would be a cruel verse if it was taken as many want to take it, that…

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Dreams and Goals

I like to ask people, “What’s the difference between a dream and a goal?” A lot of people struggle with this question at first because it’s hard to articulate on the spot.…

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Reflections for Ringing In 2020

I love the feeling of a fresh start, a new beginning.  This is why I love the New Year holiday.  It feels like an opportunity to leave the old behind and embrace…

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Have Yourself a Christ-Centered Christmas

I love the sights, sounds, colors, and tastes of Christmas. I enjoy the gifts, decorations, and delicacies unique to December just as much as anyone. But perhaps I love them too much;…

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Ten Pre-Thanksgiving Hacks

Ten Pre-Thanksgiving Hacks (2019 Edit) 1) Make everyone stay at the table for a full hour.  Set a timer.  No one leaves. No one.  And not a bit of dessert or a…

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When You Take Out All the Romance

Hallmark movies and the holidays. Those two topics just go together in my family. My mom and sister know all of the Christmas Hallmark movies by heart and could talk your ear…

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Soul Satisfaction

Have you felt unsatisfied? Maybe you were hungry and the meal just wasn’t enough. It left you wanting more so you left disappointed or decided to pig out to try to fulfill…

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7 Myths About Forgiveness

By Shane Pruitt This topic is covered in depth in my new book: 9 Common Lies Christians BelieveOne of the scariest verses in all of Scripture has to be Matthew 6:14 – 15, where…

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The Danger of Bypassing Your Emotions

Have you ever stuffed your emotions because you thought they couldn’t be trusted? I did, for most of my young adult life. In fact, I stuffed my emotions because I thought it…

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