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Lessons from a Shoebox

The 17-year-old needed photographs of his earliest years for a senior class project, so there I was, sifting through a shoebox full of memories.

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Anger Management

Your heart pounds faster. Fists clench and you feel sweaty palms. Breathing quickens. Impulses threaten to take over and you have a choice to explode in anger or implement self-control. Even though you recognize these signs of anger, the choice to manage responses well doesn’t always come easy.

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A Mom's Greatest Resource

The sun is setting as the final inning begins. My ten-year-old son stands up to pitch. His team is up by two runs in their end-of-season tournament. As I watch him walk to the mound, my motherly heart wants to rescue him from the weight of expectations. So much is riding on him. My stomach is in knots as I watch his first pitch.

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Pocketful of Grace

Red: the color of molten anger.

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Can You Just Hold Me?

One thing that Mark and I have been working on over the last year is learning to ask for comfort and give comfort to one another. What we’re finding is that this increases vulnerability and deepens emotional intimacy.

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Do You Feed a Monster or Starve It?

Every day you and I battle monsters. No, we don’t call them monsters, but that is what they are. Envy, Judgment, Criticism, Hurt...these are the monsters that can inhabit our hearts.

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