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If I can survive homeschooling, so can you. Here’s how.

It was just announced the schools will not be re-opening any time soon, after a 3 week “precautionary” closure.  All around the city, moms are posting teary-eyed faces and gloomy mom pictures. I gently told my kids… and they cheered. Well, that was unexpected. I went into this season with a great deal of intentionality …

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Managing the tension between fear and faith

This is a season of uncertainty, and fear is overwhelming for many of us. Yesterday the news broke that schools are cancelled indefinitely. Today all non-essential businesses are mandated to close. Everything is changing so quickly! I think fear has a purpose. I’ve been the person paralyzed by anxiety, and I’ve been the person refusing …

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Meaningful ways to save your sanity when life feels out of control

When life feels out of control (like… now?) what are your go-to’s to stay sane, practice self-care or protect your mental health? Mine involve going for a run, finding a silent place to journal and pray and going for coffee with friends. These days, there’s no running on my sprained ankle, there’s no silence with …

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A new normal: life-giving rhythms in uncertain times

Everything has changed. Everything is changing. What was “normal” last week is impossible this week. Things we took for granted mere days ago seem out of reach today. One thing we can all agree on is adjusting to change is hard. How are you coping? If Facebook is to believed, we’ve got two camps: some …

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Faith, fear and wisdom: how Christians can respond in uncertain times

Responding to Crisis Our world is changing rapidly. What was true on Monday had changed by Tuesday and every day presents new challenges, questions, adjustments and restrictions as we all struggle to figure out how to navigate something we’ve never faced before. I’m watching two extreme responses among my own circles: the panic and anxiety …

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What the Bible says about Pride and Self-love

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—  having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do …