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Cleaning Out the Closets

I’ll never forget when I went to Carrie’s mom’s house for the first time. I distinctly remember Carrie telling me to be careful when I opened any kitchen cabinets, because her mom kept them very full. I assured her I would use extreme caution. Unfortunately, I forgot her warning, opened the pantry, and was brutally …

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The Loneliness Epidemic: Misconceptions about Loneliness (Loneliness and God)

Misconception: I have God, and that is enough. In Genesis 2:18 we find a profound statement with implications that are often overlooked. We read, “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone…’” The word translated good has a host of meanings, but one is “beneficial”. Looking at his …

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Missing Memories to Capture Moments

Take a moment to look at the picture above. Is this how you want your children to remember you? Is this the picture you want your children to recall as they reminisce about their fondest childhood memories? Last week we celebrated Christmas with my in-laws; we call it Eyerly Christmas. Noah got a toy airplane …

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The Loneliness Epidemic: Misconceptions about Loneliness (Loneliness and the Church)

Misconception: Being more faithful to church will help me with my loneliness. While many evangelicals would love to say this is the “cure”; it isn’t (Without question, it has the potential to be, and ideally, it should be, but far too many churches are missing the mark). Many believers are disillusioned due to lack of …

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It’s Okay not to be Okay: A Chris Fabry Live Podcast

I listened to a podcast of Chris Fabry's the other day, and it so resonated with me that I had to share it with you. It speaks to the heart of what I want for all who read my blog. I hope you take time to listen to this incredibly insightful program from Chris Fabry …

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You Know You’re a Parent When…

There is nothing like being a parent. The kids that melt your heart can also drive you crazy. Our children bring so much excitement to our lives -love, joy, laughter, frustration, psychosis etc. When you’re a parent you know that every day is going to be an adventure -some you’ll relish and some you’ll wish …

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The Loneliness Epidemic: Misconceptions about Loneliness (Part 1)

We all have misconceptions about loneliness -why we’re lonely, what should “fix” our loneliness, how God and others perceive our loneliness etc. Until we expose and disarm these misconceptions we will continue retreating deeper and deeper into the cave of loneliness. The misconceptions we hold come from a myriad of places -upbringing, past relationships, experience, …

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The Loneliness Epidemic: The Cave of Loneliness

  When I think of loneliness, I'm reminded of the movie, The Croods. It is an animated movie about an over protective father whose family lives in a cave because of fear of the outside world. However, they are eventually forced out of the safety of their cave and soon realize the beauty of the …

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