Category: From the Heart

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The Power of Buddie

By Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPCA When I married my wife, I also married her childhood dog “Buddie”. It has been almost a year since Buddie left us. Yet, I can spend...

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The Best Gift of the Season

By Rachel Hoeing This blog was written by Rachel five years ago, but it is something that we think is worth sharing over and over again. Rachel has said that this gift...

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A Marriage Restored

By Guest Blogger Suzanne Danhauer 2015 was one of the most painful years of my life. I never want to repeat it, and at the same time I am intensely grateful for it. We...

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Maybe It’s Time to Hug It Out

By Guest Blogger Stacy Leighton “When in doubt, hug it out!” While this advice rings true no matter your age or the time of year, it seems particularly...

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Darn It, I’m So Thankful

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon On my first Thanksgiving as a wife, I decided to throw open the doors of my 900-square-foot house and make dinner for both sides of our...

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Big Family Living

By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Ruiz It seems that everywhere I go I get stares, looks, comments, pointing, and the occasional under-breath snicker.  Do I invoke curiosity?...

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Skate

By Kelly Hines When my teen daughter got into the car last night, she immediately handed me her phone. She knew she was busted, and losing her phone was going to be the...

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When Motherhood Changes and You Do Too

By Guest Blogger Anna Hargett, author of This Perfect Mess Three years ago I was lying in bed at 5:45am staring at the ceiling and wondering how long I could let the...

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Room 406: A Story of Bravery, Love & Resiliency

By Guest Blogger Kelly Nichols Seems like I have been teaching forever. Although each group of students somehow gels differently, I love putting together the unique...

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All For Me

By Heather Miller For seven years I was a stay at home mom. I did absolutely nothing for myself. I did everything, however, for everyone else. At the time it was fine. I...