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Practice Makes Progress

In the corner of my den sits a hardly used sewing machine collecting dust. I thought it would be a great idea to learn how to sew. I would make my own curtains! I would hem my own pants! Surely, it would require time and patience to learn. It would also take a lot of practice. read more

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With Love, from MOPS

We have a fun Playskool giveaway over at With, Love, and all sorts of juicy MOPS tidbits. read more

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Silencing the Voice

As I pulled out of the drive-thru, I can remember becoming aware of an inner voice. The voice wasn’t kind; it wasn’t gentle, and it was so familiar that I wasn’t necessarily conscious of it. It wasn’t the first time I’d heard it, and I was confident it wouldn’t be the last. read more

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What if Failure Became a Good Thing?

All of my failures have a story, and some even have an excuse, but in the end, they are all failures, just the same. I rarely fail at failing. My fear of failure drove me to a life of relentless perfectionism – a life measured by control, success and accolades. read more

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Understanding your Longings

At first glance wishes may only look like jealousy. And this begs the question, what are we supposed to do about jealousy? I see a few options. read more