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Imagine Having Great Friends.

Imagine the best friend you could possibly think of – and then become that friend for someone else. Imagine the circle of friends you deeply desire – then begin the process of healing from the broken friendships that went sour. Imagine life with women who admitted their own imperfections, and extended grace for the imperfect people around them. Imagine being a woman who actually can actually trust again, and begin the process of tearing down the walls that keep potential friends on the acquaintance side of the fence. Imagine being whole, and embracing the fact that life after hurt starts…
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Common Core Aging

Working on a common core math problem with my son, led me to a striking realization.  If I rounded to the nearest ten, my age was now closer to the higher number than the lower number.  With all the enthusiasm an eight year old could manage to gather my son yelled out, “If the number is HIGHER than five we must round UP!”  ”I know. I know,” I reasurred him.  He was unaware that I was having an internal mommy moment. Rounding up proved to be a sad reality for me that time was moving fast.  Though I had frozen…
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5 Real Reasons You Don’t Have Friends (and how to make new ones)

I was really content with my small circle of friends.  I had a crew to shop with, eat with, vent to, and do our Christian version of partying.  I mean those women totally understood me.  They didn’t judge me.  They encouraged and inspired me.  MY CREW!  Then things went a little haywire with one moving to another city, but she was still within a couple of hours.  Then the other was swept off her feet by a soldier in shining armor and whisked away to Alaska.  Then one passed away.  So I went from chilling with my girls to all…
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My Name Is…

I remember the hot day blurred by the excitement of my 8th grade graduation. Many of us girls attempted our first go round in wearing high heels that were not our mothers’ that day. It was the kind of humid that morphs my hair from curls to a gentle afro. Smooth! As we celebrated in true middle school fashion none of us stayed in one place too long. I felt like everyone was calling my name. I had to rush from one spot to another to make sure I was in as many pictures as possible. After posing for a…
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Love is Patient

God is slowing me down to appreciate His word in small bites.  Today’s snack – “Love is patient.” Walk with me slowly through this meditation.   When I became a wife, I kind of thought that I would need a couple of months – maybe a year to “get it right.”  I thought that the learning curve would be like learning to ride a bike:  you fail – you learn – you never forget.  Love is patient – for  a reason. When I married my husband I pledged my love for as long as I live.  Why is marriage forever?…
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Who’s Driving – Are you a Submissive Wife? 3 Questions for Your Heart.

I went to lunch with a young lady who was engaged to be married.  ”My husband WILL NOT be my head, ” she said with conviction.  The statement troubled me and disturbed me.  I was quiet a moment then asked, “Then why get married?” Single women drive themselves.  If driving is your thing, there is a place for that.  When you marry, you are saying I will let you drive me.  I will help you, but I won’t harm you.  I will willingly serve you and serve alongside you, but I won’t injure you with my pride. Who is Really…
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Five Signs that Marriage is Not for You

Can’t you picture it?  Dresses.  Flowers.  Bridesmaids.  Engagement parties.  Walking down the aisle to a sea of adorning witnesses.  The gasp at a glimpse of your beauty.  The awestruck audience that looks on lovingly as you say those two little words, “I do.”  Isn’t it lovely?  Don’t get me wrong, weddings are beautiful, but they aren’t made of the things that make a marriage last.  I’ve talked to many ladies whose training to be a bride far outweighs their preparation to be a wife.   I don’t want any one to make the mistake of getting married for the wrong…
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Are You a Killer?

I’ve been killing myself from the inside out.  Here is my confession:  I could point out my every flaw.  I could tell you every fault of my own.  I could beat myself up pretty badly.  I could criticize and find every terrible, awful, no good thing about me.    I could not forgive myself easily.  I could not accept compliments without discounting them.  I could not speak about myself positively without negating it.   I was an expert at everything wrong with me.  I was a novice on building what was right about me.  I had come to expect the…
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What God Wants from Your Workout

The number one New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight.  There are a million programs out there, but there is no secret to what really works: DIET and EXERCISE.  It’s really not what to do that plagues people but how. One of my biggest road blocks was getting started.  I had no idea where to start with the exercise part.  Since 2012 I have found some great ways to exercise, and I feel like my struggle with exercise has also been a growing point in my faith.  Here are three things I think God asked of me when it came…
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Profile of An Overcomer: True Beauty

Not one heart transplant, but two.  She doesn’t have to wonder if she’s here for a purpose.  God has made it clear through the blessing that she is to so many.  No stranger to adversity, Jasmine Le’Shea has a firefilled kind of joy.  A kind of presence that makes the enemy want her off of God’s team.  But she is a captain on the team and recruiting for the Kingdom! Follow Jasmine Le’Shea on twitter and instagram @jasmineleshea Jasmine Le’Shea is the singer whose voice made KB’s “HeartSong” an instant favorite for me.  Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jasmine recently relocated to Atlanta…
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