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25 Actions to Deepen Your Relationships

If you’re looking for more intimacy in any of your relationships, I’ve got you covered today. I wondered what the internet had to say about how to deepen relationships, so I went into research mode. After reading dozens of articles posted by everyone from Psychology Today to relationship counselors to researchers doing studies on long

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Responding to Conflict

Have you ever realized something went wrong just as your boss, teacher, or parent came on the scene and there was no time to correct the problem before everyone knew? Do you remember that weird combination of a sinking feeling and a panicked response? I can relate to that experience because it happened to me

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I AM ART – Opal House 2019

Two weeks ago, at 8 a.m. on a Monday, art instructors, interpreters, and support team members stood waiting anxiously on the side of a volcano overlooking a beautiful lake in Guatemala. No one was paying any attention to the lake at that point, though. We were anticipating the arrival of students for I AM ART,

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You Are Not Alone

You’re not crazy. I promise, you’re not. I spoke those words to a friend this morning as we talked through some trauma in her life. I was able to look in her eyes and let her know she was seen. She was heard. She was valued. And she wasn’t crazy. In my weekly email last

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Art and My Sin

Several years ago, I sat in my office working at a job that I’m grateful for—but do not love. I looked over at my art table which functions as a mini studio in my home and thought about how much I’d prefer to elbow deep in paint, paper, and glue. As I had that thought,

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Let’s Catch Up!

I’m nestling into the corner of a brand new coffee shop in town. I’ve been waiting and waiting for them to open so I won’t have to drive across town to escape working in my home office. Don’t get me wrong! I really, really love my 15 step commute. But, occasionally a girl needs to

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5 Steps to a Stress-Free Christmas

It IS possible! A Christmas that honors God and brings joy to your family without leaving you exhausted and overwhelmed!