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What Should I Give Up for Lent?

Each year about this time, the big question around here is…What should I give up for Lent?If you’re not familiar, “Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is […]

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No, Faith is NOT the Opposite of Fear

Photo by Aaron Burden on UnsplashFaith and Fear: Pandemic EditionToward the beginning of this global pandemic, I had fitful sleep, to put it gently. Stress dreams. Awake at all hours of the night. Waking up in a panic.What about you?​Unfortunately, over the past week, I’ve had it all over again. And Lindsey shared with me […]

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Discovering Your Personal Set of Core Values

DISCOVERING YOUR PERSONAL SET OF VALUES Are you ready to discover who you really are? One way to truly know yourself is to get in touch with your own set of values.  ​Discovering your personal set of values – via @iamsteveaustin ​#coach #coaching #selfdiscovery Click to Tweet It’s easy to get distracted by others’ ideals […]

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Learning to Let Go

Photo by Ankush Minda on Unsplash​Learn to accept that life is what it is, and even if you don’t have the money you want or the life path you desire, there is nothing else to do except walk forward and embrace it.Learn to build clear ​boundaries around yourself that keep out negativity, and tell others […]

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How to Stop Feeling So Overwhelmed.

Feeling overwhelmed? Hint: The busier you are, the MORE you need some commitment-free time.

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How to Rebuild Your Self-Worth (free bundle download)

Most of my clients have a struggle with their self-worth. And can I tell you something? They’re probably attracted to me because I know exactly what it feels like.Thankfully, I’ve learned through years of recovery that knowing your worth protects you from being taken for granted.inner worth phrase written on chalkboard with red heart symbolHow […]

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8 Simple Ways to Increase Your Happiness with Self-Care

​To say that 2020 has been exhausting is the understatement of the year. As I write this, we’re in the throes of social distancing, isolation, and even quarantine. Because of Covid-19, 2020 hasn’t just been exhausting, stressful, and overwhelming: for 100,000 people in the United States and 350,000 people worldwide, 2020 has been deadly. Maybe you […]

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How to Trust God in the Midst of Adversity

“I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
I don’t think this verse is our promise from God that we can do anything we put our minds to. I think it is actually a verse of comfort from a guy who wrote it while chained in prison, encouraging the rest of us who are stuck in dire circumstances to keep trusting. I think this verse actually drives home the very crux of the Gospel of Grace: we can face all sorts of things and persevere through them, as long as we keep trusting in a faithful, changeless God.

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​Isolated? Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Make Your Life Better

7 Ways to Make Your Life Better During IsolationThis COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our lives. Just a few months ago, we had no idea our ‘world’ would be confined to our homes!This crisis is a powerful reminder of how important freedom is – and how much we need human connection! Remember you are not alone. […]

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The Secret to Loving Yourself

The Secret to Loving YourselfYou’re probably familiar with self-help books and talk show hosts who tell you to love yourself. Heck, it’s something I talk about frequently. But you may be wondering how to actually go about loving yourself.While your relationship with yourself is the most important connection in your life, it’s easy to forget […]