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Does It Matter What We're Mindful Of?

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Mindfulness is having a moment. You hear about it in a variety of contexts, from yoga to the classroom to the doctor's office. If you Google it, you’ll be greeted by approximately 216,000,000 results, including mindfulness definitions, benefits, guided meditation videos, apps, classes, books on mindful parenting and being mindful at work, and many other articles and products to help you become fully present and aware. defines mindfulness as “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”[1] So here’s a...

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In weakness comes strength

Posted by Carrie Flener on

Today Jeni is sharing her heart with us.  She is a Christ-follower, a full time stay-at-home mom, and a part time photographer at Acres of Hope Photography ( She has a passion for ministering and encouraging new moms through the challenges and struggles that often comes with raising little ones. She believes in embracing who…

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helping our kids when life is hard

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Hi!  I’m Christina and am 33 (#sameageasjesus ) I married my high school sweetheart…we’ve been a couple for 18 years…and I can honestly say he’s still my favorite person in the world. We have four children and one very old and funny chocolate lab. I enjoy good music, traveling, exploring, reading, strong coffee and sweets.…

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what it looks like for Melody to GO!

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As soon as I was old enough to truly consider what I wanted to do for a career, I was sure I never wanted a “desk job.” Sitting at a computer all day was for boring people, and life had way more exciting things to offer! I went to college with aspirations to do something…

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It’s all too much. I remember having that thought when my girls were little.  I remember feeling the burden and the need to reach out and serve those who don’t know Jesus.  I also remember the feeling like I just can’t do it all.  My husband worked long hours and I was a stay-at-home mom.…

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