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How To Be At Peace When the World Around Me Is At War
How Heavy is this Glass of Water ... 3 Strategies to Help you Put Down the Weight of the Past
Quality OR Quantity Time?
Helping Your Children Find Their "Sweet Spot"
Four Steps to truly L-O-V-E the Ones we Love


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The Power of a Father's Love - Video

This is an AMAZING video that demonstrates the power of a father's love.

Watch this short video and feel the power of love.

Healing - The Power of Family/Forgiveness (VIDEO)

"How easy it is to forget what it was like, when we were once family.  The times we shared.  How easy it is for us to forget how to love."

Watch this short video and be reminded of ... The Power of Family - The Power of Healing - The Power of Forgiveness.

Forgiveness: TobyMac featuring Lecrae

We all make mistakes sometimes
We all step across that line
But nothing's sweeter than the day we find FORGIVENESS.

Today, as you watch this, may you realize and discover the power of FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness: Matthew West Video

It's the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those who don't deserve

It's the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
It takes everything you have to say the word...


Watch this Music Video and ask yourself ... "How can I find this release?"

Healing: Forgiveness Changes Everything

Forgiveness is POWERFUL!

Watch this 2 minute video that demonstrates the healing power of forgiveness. 

What do you think of Robert Downey Jr's words?

Loving Your Loved Ones through Acts of Service

There are many ways that we express love to those who are close to us, but each of us has a primary LoveLanguage. 

Gary Chapman in his book Love Languages shares the five different LoveLanguages as … 
1. Physical Touch
2. Quality Time
3. Receiving Gifts
4. Acts of Service
5. Words of Affirmation

While there are five different LoveLanguages, discovering the primary LoveLanguage of those who are closest to us, allows us to express our love to them in ways that they can truly feel.

Yesterday I shared that our son’s LoveLanguage is Quality Time.

Four Tips for Expressing Love through Quality Time LoveLanguage

When I was 16 years old, I drove a Volkswagen bug.  When my gas gauge began to get low, I would pull into the gas station, take out a $10 bill (I know … that doesn’t work anymore) and“fill the tank”with fuel.

In the same way, each of us have a“love tank”that needs to be filled on a regular basis. 

Author, Gary Chapman, calls this concept ourLoveLanguage.  

Chapman lists five differentLoveLanguages
1. Physical Touch
2. Quality Time
3. Receiving Gifts
4. Acts of Service
5. Words of Affirmation

Four Steps to truly L-O-V-E our Loved Ones

This month we have been focusing our attention on the most important ingredient in our relationships … LOVE.

Love is more than an emotion … love is an action.  Love is active and the power of love is that it acts out even when our emotions are lagging.  All of our relationships  are improved as we learn to love.

The crazy thing with our relationships is thatit is often more difficult to truly love those with whom we are the closest… both in proximity and intimacy. There are times when the struggles and circumstances of life makes our loved ones appear (or even become) unlovely and unlovable

The Five Love Languages

What is your Love Language?

Each of us has a "love language" ... butseldom do a husband and wife have the same primary love language.

All three of my children have different "love languages".

Knowing the love languages of those you love allows you to "fill their love tanks" in very real and tangible ways.

Watch this video as a lead into this week's blogs as we help you explore how to "discover" and then "speak" your loved ones "love language".

Helping Your Children Find Their "Sweet Spot"

There's nothing much greater than finding your niche.  

Have you found your "sweet spot"?  Your purpose? ... The place you "belong"?

Your "sweet spot" is a great place to discover!

I think the only thing that is more rewarding than finding your own “sweet spot” is helping your children discover theirs.

When my daughter Kelsey was three years old we enrolled her in preschool.  We were excited for her to have an amazing experience in preschool.

We quickly discovered though that preschool was not her "sweet spot".
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