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The Real Reason It Was So Hard for Me to Like Her Post

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I plopped down on my couch with a freshly washed face and brushed teeth. I looked up at my kitchen sink, proud that after a long but productive day at work, quick trip to the gym, and a successful home-cooked dinner, I still managed to tidy up the kitchen. The empty kitchen sink and decluttered counters were true symbols of #winning for this #neatfreak. Marie Kondo would be proud. Then my eyes moved slightly to the left to find the…

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VIDEO: Reclaim Your Beauty

  Today’s video explores the need to redefine the terms of beauty and how you can take take practical steps to silence insecurity and shame, and embrace both the calling and the confidence that God has for you.   CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO…

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VIDEO: Escaping the Comparison Trap Part 2

  In my latest video, I discuss two often overlooked comparison traps: 1. comparing our talents and personalities with others  2. comparing our hidden moments with someone else’s public success I also share ways to break free from the comparison cycle to experience joy, hope and peace right where you are!   CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO…

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VIDEO: Escaping the Comparison Trap Part 1

  We are wising up over the next couple of weeks with a 2-part series attacking the ways comparison traps us and how to embrace our uniqueness and celebrate the beauty in others.   I’ll share my own struggles with comparison and practical ways to wake up and live free of comparison! CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO…

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Beauty Redefined: 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Own Beauty

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  I was 6 years old when a boy first made me cry.  He called me Plucky Duck on the playground in front of other kids, laughing over his own clever joke about my “big” lips.  I ignored him and kept playing with my friends as if nothing had happened, but later that evening I stared at my reflection in the bathroom mirror, biting my lips to make them appear smaller while holding back tears. I didn’t wear lipstick till…

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