112018Dec
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Neil & Melissa would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.  We hope your holidays are filled with love and grace (not just as an offering to others but received as a gift for yourself also).  We plan to be back to blogging in 2019 and look forward to the new year ahead! 

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42018Dec
Everyday Repentance and Forgiveness in Relationships

Everyday Repentance and Forgiveness in Relationships

We (Neil and Melissa) will be doing a joint post today. The first part will be written from Neil’s perspective, and the second part will be from Melissa’s. We will conclude with some joint thoughts.   From Neil’s perspective:  Mornings have become a hectic time for me. With age, I’ve had to add a couple…

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272018Nov
What Truly is at the Heart of Fixing

What Truly is at the Heart of Fixing

My name is Melissa and I am a fixer…..  My son, Michael, can attest to that.  He has definitely been affected by my fixing behavior.  Michael is full of life and energy.  There have been several times, in his younger years especially, when I tried to fix him. I tried to get him to be…

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202018Nov
What Do You See?

What Do You See?

In the picture attached to this post, there are actually three very different things one might notice when looking at it. What do you see? In life, we encounter situations in which we believe very strongly that we know all we need to know about what’s going on. We are surprised when others have a…

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132018Nov
Guest Post – Vulnerability vs Transparency

Guest Post – Vulnerability vs Transparency

Today we are sharing a guest post from our friends at Trueface.  This is from their new 365 day devotional that will be released next month.  Their idea with this book is to present one idea per day: keeping it simple so it can be profoundly applicable.  You can find out more and preorder the devotional at www.trueface.org….

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62018Nov
Our Focus Matters

Our Focus Matters

Where or on what do you find yourself focused?  I tend to frequently catch myself focused on my to-do list.  If I were honest with myself, I would have to say that it is my security blanket.  I love checking things off and usually for every one thing I check off two more things are…

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302018Oct
Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now

“Choosing” by Alli Rogers I guess I need to choose But today I am confused and losing ground Is this part of some plan? The rise and fall of man? I can’t be sure When I’m away from my source of peace Something fills that space in me And it feels like I don’t need…

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232018Oct
One Thing after Another

One Thing after Another

Sometimes in life we experience a series of events that feel like a beating. We are hit with one difficult circumstance, and before we can recover we are hit with another. It feels like one thing after another. Often, a sense of hopelessness sets in. We become angry. Anxiety increases as we anticipate the next…

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162018Oct
Experiencing Love, Part 2

Experiencing Love, Part 2

If you have not already, I encourage you to read my post from last week before reading this one.  Last week I shared my experience with opening up about not experiencing God’s love.  I knew what I believed to be true but felt like an imposter because I did not feel like I had actually…

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92018Oct
Experiencing Love, Part 1

Experiencing Love, Part 1

Have you ever had that nagging thought that makes you question everything about yourself?  You know, that thing that pops up over and over and you begin to wonder if your life is real or if it’s a charade.   I have been struggling recently with this question, “Do I really believe what I say I…

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