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It is December and we are in full swing decking the halls and making merry – OR we are burning the candle at both ends and wearing ourselves out! I hope for your sake you are finding a balance between the two! This past week FTGI...

It’s December! Christmas is around the corner and before you know it we will be heading into a new year! You may be ready to take on the world in 2019 or you may be a little weary and in need of encouragement. One of my...

Lying there, tears streaming down my cheeks, I felt myself dissolving into my bed with shame. How could I feel this bad when I have so much to be grateful for? One of the most frustrating things to be told when you are suffering from depression is, “think...

My husband and I have been busy every weekend renovating the downstairs of our house, and now that pumpkin everything is popping up where ever you look, I’m feeling the pressure to finish by the holidays! We LOVE fixer upper stuff, so we do most...

I woke up one morning recently with an all too familiar feeling. Anxiety was creeping up on me. I could tell as soon as I opened my eyes. My heart felt fluttery (is that a word?), far more than it should have. I don’t think...

With all the determination and focus her little 7-year-old body could muster, my daughter Claire stood strong and ready to break her first board. She drew her arm back and struck with all of her might. Nothing. The board did not break! Quickly, she straightened up and...

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 I think Thanksgiving is now my favorite holiday. Sacred time with family. Laughter and familiarity fill the air. And who cannot be thankful for the sales? Yes, I’m that girl—at least I became her...

“One of the dangers of having a lot of money is that you may be quite satisfied with the kinds of happiness money can give, and so fail to realize your need for God. If everything seems to come simply by signing checks, you may...

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I'm more afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter.” – Bob Goff  Do you feel it? The squeeze. On your time, on your schedule, on your overstuffed life. There’s been...

“Only a crisis—actual or perceived—produces real change” - Milton Friedman Our priorities are never more clearly defined than when we’re in the middle of a crisis. About 10 years ago I moved into my new house. It was a blank slate and a playground for the decorator...