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Love On Display

Growing up, I had one of those old blue rectangular Kodak cameras with the orange “point and shoot” button. It came everywhere with me—including a trip my family took to… Read More
Getting called Out

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Getting Called Out By My 5-Year-Old

It was daddy-daughter date night, and I had crafted the perfect plan. Elle and I would eat chocolate-chip pancakes to our heart’s content, rent any movie she wanted, and stay… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life

The Power of “First Words”

“Sticks and stones my break my bones but words will set the course for my entire life.” That’s not exactly how that phrase goes, but it should be because it’s true. Words have power and it’s not just the words we say… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life

Your One Best Thing

It’s that time of year. The stale leftover cookies are in the trash and I’m eyeing the tree, wishing it would pack up and walk itself to the basement. I’m ready to make a clean sweep of the holidays. Christmas is over.… Read More

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This Is a Weird Parenting Goal, But . . .

Why is it easier to have goals at work than it is at home? Have you ever thought about that before? Most corporate jobs are jam-packed with goals. You have weekly goals, monthly goals, quarterly goals and even annual goals. When you… Read More

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Bring the Family: The Value of Serving Together

Be honest. How do you feel when you hear the word “service”? Does it fire you up? Or does it make you feel a little guilty? Maybe it’s a little of both. I imagine most of us have a nagging feeling inside… Read More

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When Joy Gets Flipped Upside Down

When my kids were young, one of my favorite things in the world was returning home from work at the end of the day. I knew that inside that tiny home in Alpharetta, Georgia, L.E. Acuff was waiting for me. She was… Read More

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Something to Remember When You Feel Anxious as a Parent

There’s something about becoming a parent that activates anxiety in many of us. For me, it happened when we were leaving the hospital with each kid (I have three). Adding an additional passenger or two or three to our ride increased the… Read More

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The Power of Daily Affirmations for Your Kid

Sometimes, my inner dialogue can be pretty negative, and this is coming from someone who believes wholeheartedly in the power of positive thinking. I can’t seem to help it—it’s so easy to slip into negative thought patterns once they start. Recently, I… Read More