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When You Don’t Feel Like Forgiving

When You Don’t Feel Like Forgiving

When someone hurts you, you don’t always feel like forgiving them. Yet so much of what we struggle with comes from carrying around bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness in our hearts. Unforgiveness is like drinking a poison and expecting it to kill the other person. It doesn’t quite work that way! How do you forgive when you don’t feel like it?

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20 Lessons to Encourage the Hearts of Younger Mothers

20 Lessons to Encourage the Hearts of Younger Mothers

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve spent some time reflecting on my experience as a mother. I always dreamed of what it would be like, and had ideals I thought I should live up to. In so many ways I’ve learned and I’ve grown and I’ve matured in my role as a mother, and I wish I’d had the benefit of such wisdom as a younger mother. So to you, younger mother, I share some lessons I’ve learned that will encourage your heart.

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How To Keep Friendships When Struggling with Infertility

How To Keep Friendships When Struggling with Infertility

Infertility strikes so many families. On a recent episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective Podcast, I talked with Samantha Morgan who shared her journey through infertility, an adoption that fell through, an international adoption, foster parenting, and a domestic adoption. I wanted to know more about how to support those we know who are dealing with infertility, so Samantha is sharing helpful information on how to keep friendships when struggling with infertility.

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Testify to God’s Goodness

Testify to God’s Goodness

When God does something miraculous in our lives, He does so not only for our benefit but for His glory. We owe it to Him and to others to testify to God’s goodness. We share our testimony with all who will listen. So, what does testify in the Bible mean? Why is it important to give our testimony? And, why do we testify of God’s goodness?

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Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind: What Does it Mean?

Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind: What Does it Mean?

I had been a Christian for decades before I started to grasp an understanding of what it means to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. In this post, we’ll dive into Romans 12:2 and cover what it means to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, why it’s important to renew your mind, and how to renew your mind according to the Bible.

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Fear or Faith: You Choose

Fear or Faith: You Choose

Regardless of what you’re facing right now, it’s a matter of fear or faith. You get to choose. Fear is not from God. Fear cripples but God’s truth sets us free. God gave us truth in His word that we can use to fight back. In this post, we learn how to talk back to fear using faith to overcome.

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Weight Loss Mindset: 5 Limiting Mindsets that Make Weight Loss Difficult

Weight Loss Mindset: 5 Limiting Mindsets that Make Weight Loss Difficult

Have you ever gone on a weight loss journey? I’ve been there. Even recently. And I’ve helped patients over the past 30 years who wanted to become healthier. Professionally, as a neuropsychologist, I’m an expert at listening to people. I’ve learned how weight loss mindsets affect people and how those mindsets make weight loss difficult. The good thing is, we can overcome!

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