if you build it, they will come…

if you build it, they will come…

There is an iconic movie starring Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer who hears a voice tell him to build a baseball field. In Field of Dreams, a mysterious voice echos from the corn field, If you build it, they will come. I remember watching that field completely not...

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walk it out: joshua 6…

It’s no surprise that I have issues. As a self-diagnosed OCD survivor, I can’t shower in hotel showers without sandals to protect my feet, I won’t sleep with blankets that I don’t know are washed, and I refuse to let anyone sit on my bed with...

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better because of it…

better because of it…

Around tables with team members from across the globe, Nick Caine, CEO of A21, addressed us like a father. He told us how great we were doing. In spite of budgets and obstacles, we have thrived in another year of fighting against slavery. “If you want a bland, boring,...

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marriage role models…

marriage role models…

The gentle kiss on her forehead. The strong squeeze of his hand. Gestures exchanged when no one is looking. Her crooked laugh following the exaggerated mimic of his contorted face. Keep on keeping on. These are the things that make up their marriage. In marriage,...

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identity theft…

identity theft…

The morning conversation went something like this: Matt: B, did you purchase tile? Me: Huh? Matt: Bianca, did you purchase six thousand dollars worth of tile flooring? Me: Do I LOOK like the woman who would purchase six thousand dollars worth of flooring tile?! You...

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make it work…

make it work…

I sat on the bathroom floor and cried. Why am I the only woman on earth who can’t get it together, I thought to myself in between frustrated sobs. In between packing lunches for my stepkids, preparing for a work presentation, finishing my morning workout, and trying...

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on being a good samaritan…

on being a good samaritan…

How to Save a Life: Be nosey Get involved Pray like you mean it Breathe At least that’s what I experienced in Fredricksburg, Virginia on Saturday afternoon. No joke, it was one of the most memorable weekends of my life. For starters, I had to put my lips on...

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you scream, i scream, we all scream for ice cream…

you scream, i scream, we all scream for ice cream…

You know those moments when you stand back and say to yourself, This isn’t my life. I don’t know who’s life this is, but it sure ain’t mine. Yes, those moments when crying would take too much energy, so you just have to laugh. That was me on...

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let’s all be brave…

My dear friend Annie Downs has launched a book this week and she  doesn’t know this quite yet, but we are going to do a book giveaway on today’s blog. I LOVE surprises and I just decided that we are going to surprise her by sharing her brave moments with...

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how to have a DTR… [part 3]

how to have a DTR… [part 3]

I don’t know about you, but when people begin to talk about boundaries, I cringe. I feel like it’s meant to control me or put me in a box. Immediately I want to fight back and say, Nobody puts Baby in the corner! But once we realize that life isn’t a...

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I’m a writer and teacher in love with two men: Jesus and my husband, Matt. [You might not find this funny, but I laugh at myself, so it all balances out.]

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