REAL LIFE

My Journey Into the Body of Christ

My Journey into the Body of Christ As a young child, every Sunday our family would get together with my grandparents and go to church. After the death of my grandfather when I was six, my father’s interest in the church came to a halt and in turn my mother quit going as well. I stayed at my grandmother’s house ...
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Trials & Tribulations of a Step-Mom

Trials & Tribulations of a Step-Mom A five-year-old girl once looked me whole-heartedly in the eyes and asked me if she could call me “Mama.” I had just married her father about one-month prior. I remember my heart doing flips but replying with, “You can call me whatever you feel comfortable with.” I also remember one month after our wedding ...
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Is Your Child Ready For A Pet?

Is Your Child Ready For A Pet? At some point most children fall in love with animals.  When children realize they can take them home and see them everyday, they usually start practicing those negotiation skills… At least my children have.  They will try to convince you they are responsible and they will help out, but if you have a ...
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Saturday Mornings – What They’re Really Like

Saturday Mornings Saturday mornings are not like any other morning for us. It’s the one day a week that we are not rushing to be one place or another. That being said… Saturday mornings are pretty stressful for me. From the moment that I wake up I am in high demand. Just like any other Saturday morning, I am woken ...
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Family Favoritism and How to Deal With It

Family Favoritism and How to Deal With It My Experience with Family Favoritism has always been a part of my life. When I was a child I always dreaded Christmas time. It wasn’t because I felt entitled to something or that I was selfish. It was because I was hurt. Every Christmas my cousins would open presents that contained shiny ...
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The Art of Miscommunication

The Art of Miscommunication I think we can all agree that communication is key to a successful relationship rather it be marriage, significant others, siblings, or parents. Having a lack of communication skills can cause friendships to fail as well. We’ve all been in this situation:  Someone said something to you the wrong way.  You, in turn, over-react, blow the ...
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