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When You Live Like the Dead: How to Embrace Life, Part 1

Much of the Western world is celebrating Halloween this week, a holiday that often glorifies the wicked, ugly, and dead. (For the record, I have lots of friends who celebrate it in a light-hearted, family-friendly way, too.) This is not a discussion of Halloween, but merely to say that death has been on my mind a lot lately. I want to …

10 minute routine that will change your life

The 10-Minute Routine that Will Change Your Life

“You look nice,” my husband said, across the dinner table. I looked up, surprised. “Yeah?” “Yeah,” he replied, more slowly this time, contemplatively. “I like what you did to your hair.” I smiled, the color rushing to my cheeks, and looked back down at my grilled salmon and greens. I didn’t think he would notice. I’m a low-maintenance girl when …

Love in Action: 5 Ways to Thank Your Pastor

October is National Pastor Appreciation Month. If you’re like me, you have every good intention of thanking your pastor but you tell yourself you’ll get to it “later.” Well, ladies, today is “later.” October is almost over, and I don’t want to miss the chance (not that I can’t thank my pastor year-round, but sometimes a deadline helps me actually …