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Clear from the Beginning

Is there something you enjoy today that you’ve loved your whole life? Maybe a food or a sport? From a young age, it was easy to see. This thing was…

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Making the Most of Things

Do you ever catch yourself focusing on what is going wrong instead of what is going right? Dwelling on the negatives instead of finding the positives? Yeah, me too –…

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Recipe for Peace

You’re busy. You’re stressed. You have a million things to do and no time to do them, including making dinner. So you reach for a simple recipe. And even though…

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Facing Conflict When Peace is Your Thing

Hi! This is Brian from Afternoons, and I don’t like conflict. Alright, so let’s just end this post, what do you say? 🙂 No? Alright, here goes. If you’re like…

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Prayers God Hasn’t Answered Yet

Maybe it’s not a disappointment. Maybe it’s an opportunity. . . Are you feeling disappointed? Have you been praying about something for what-feels-like-forever, and the end is nowhere in sight?…

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5 Ways to Focus on the POSITIVE Today

If you’re anything like me, it’s easy to focus on what’s not right in your life, but science and our faith show us that’s not good for our physical and…

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Winter & Waiting

Winter is a time of waiting. On this flower farm (above), all of the beauty lies beneath the soil for a season of rest. Without that season of cold temperatures,…

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Love Better – 3 Things I’ve Learned from Working with My Wife

How do you guys work together?! Yes, my wife Jill and I wake up at 4:00 am Monday through Friday, and then we host a radio show together. Crazy…I know!! It…

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That We Might Have Life

It’s the question three-year-olds ask over and over: “Why?” But as adults we do it, too. When something is taken from you, don’t you find yourself asking God why? And…

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Hack My Mom Life!

Congratulations to Heather from Roanoke! She shared a “mom hack” that makes her life a little easier, and now she and three friends are headed to the Hearts at Home…

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It’s the Little Things

I cleaned the living room. Boom. Mic Drop. Etc. Yep, I cleaned the living room yesterday and THAT is exactly what I am celebrating today. If you have a chronic…

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Do you really need a…?

A microwave. That’s what it is for us. About 5 years ago, Jeremy’s old microwave he’d bought when he was in grad school finally broke down. Usually that would mean…

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