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Tag: joy

How I Learned About Rejoicing in the Sock Aisle at Target

This is the story of how I ended up crying my eyes out in the sock aisle of Target … and I learned about rejoicing. Oh, the adventures a woman can have at Target, am I right ladies?! The possibilities are endless, even when the payche... Read More »

Keeping the ‘Happy’ in Thanksgiving and the ‘Merry’ in Christmas During Your Season of Crazy

Okay, quick poll: Raise your hand if it was mid-July, you blinked, and when you opened your eyes it was November? Oh, that many of us, hmm? At our house, life seems to be passing by in something of a blur these days. My husband and I have f... Read More »

Intentional Contentment In A Never-Ever-Satisfied Culture

Texas just recorded its wettest May ever. In fact, so did the entire United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since, in North Texas, we’ve been under drought conditions steadily since 2012 to... Read More »

Fear, Anxiety, and the Proverbs 31 Woman

Fear and Anxiety. I know these demons well. I don’t remember a time in my life where I haven’t fought them. Some days they lie in the recesses of my mind and heart but never truly rear their ugly heads. And, some days they threaten to t... Read More »

How Parenting Draws Us to Thankfulness and Rejoicing

You know the saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees”? Sometimes I feel that way in my parenting role. I stay so intently focused on the “bad” things that my children are doing that I forget to see the ... Read More »

Practicing "Holy Day" Hospitality

What is your reaction when you think of the holiday season? Did you know that the holiday season is actually a “holy-season” that should bring us closer to the event or person we are celebrating? Contrary to current practice, Thanksgivi... Read More »

But…What If I'm Not Happy?

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  This famous phrase found in our country’s “Declaration of Independence” defines the people who inhabit this great land of the United States.  In fact, the “pursuit of happiness... Read More »