18 04, 2016

On Forgiveness and Freedom

April 18th, 2016|Common Ground, Faith, Identity, Well-Being|

Life experiences can deeply impact our perceive things: our relationships, our future, and even our identity. In today's post, Jen Hatmaker shares her heart on how we can live free once we've both accepted and extended forgiveness. Over dinner recently, my girlfriends and I got on the topic of screwing up our kids. As their primary influence, it’s basically inevitable. We went around the table predicting what our kids would one day say to their therapists: “My mom was wound tighter than a spool of yarn.” “My mom loved cleaning more than her children.” “My mom screamed like a monkey on meth.” “My [...]

12 04, 2016

The Five Gifts of Change

April 12th, 2016|Emotional Health, Home, Well-Being|

When this popular decorating blogger talks about change, you may think she’s referring to décor . . . but these principles apply to so many areas of life beyond furniture arrangements and wall art. Change creates a new beginning. Yesterday may have been about tears, dissatisfaction, and letting go, but today is different. Change of any kind gives birth to a new beginning. Embrace the possibility with gusto. Change shifts things. This adventure sets you on a new path and gives you a fresh vantage point. Today you are blessed with the chance to look at your life and home [...]