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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… 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… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

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

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Planting Seeds of Truth for Your Kids

I was always extremely skinny as a child. Adults would consistently made jokes about my size. They referred to me as a “string bean,” said I was “nothing but skin and bones” and “25 pounds soaking wet.” One windy day, I remember… Read More

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Three Ways to Connect with Your Kid at Any Phase

Parenting humans can be unpredictable. Every kid is different and there are no formulas. It’s hard to anticipate everything. So in a sense, you should anticipate not anticipating a few things. With my oldest child, I didn’t anticipate that . . .… Read More