192019Feb
Fitting In Verses Belonging

Fitting In Verses Belonging

Think back to your first day of high school.  The night before you are full of emotions.  You are excited but there’s a layer of fear that you just can’t shake.  You call your friends up to see what they are wearing for the big day.  You wished you had asked that just out of…

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122019Feb
Living Small and Curious

Living Small and Curious

What do the words small and curious mean to you? These two words can mean different things.  Recently I have read several different things where those words popped up. Small and curious.  These two words have stuck with me. At times we tend to focus on trying to make everything big, planned and figured out. …

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52019Feb
All Apologies

All Apologies

The other day at work, I was not in a good mood. Often, when my mood is in the dumps, I spew sarcasm. Sometimes, others laugh at my responses to annoyances around me. However, many times these comments can be hurtful. In this particular case, after I had made one of my notorious comments, I…

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292019Jan
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Sometimes I feel lost and don’t even know who I am. I catch myself trying to be like this successful person, that great writer or that great coach. Sometimes I don’t understand why I act the way I do or why God gave me certain traits. Why did I respond that way? Why can’t I…

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222019Jan
All the Right Answers

All the Right Answers

One of the biggest stressors I encountered when I first started counseling was feeling pressure to have answers for people. Clients would come in with problems, often major ones, and tell me their story. Sometimes I had difficulty even listening to them well because I was constantly trying to think of what I should say….

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152019Jan
Some of our Favorite Grace-Themed Resources

Some of our Favorite Grace-Themed Resources

We have some favorite go-to books & videos that go back to time and time again.  We need to be reminded of truth and how grace is in our everyday lives.  These resources provide that and we wanted to share these jewels with you as well.  Below are some of our favorites.  They are in…

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82019Jan
The Question I Bring Into 2019

The Question I Bring Into 2019

It is now 2019!  A new year.  This can mean different things to different people.  Some like to look ahead, set goals and make plans.  Some like to reflect on the year that just closed its door.  I have chosen the latter.  In doing so, a pile of emotions has been poured out and I…

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12019Jan
Grace, Faith, and Our Destiny

Grace, Faith, and Our Destiny

As we set out in this new year, many of us ready to engage in new and/or revitalized goals, may we do so with the most important foundation. It is by Grace through Faith that we will discover and live out of who God created us to be (Ephesians 2:8-10). Our destiny is to mature…

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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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