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Tending to My Life | Cultivate

On Twitter, someone asked, “When do we stop saying Happy New Year?” My response, “Since God rested on Day 7, the year is no longer new on Day 8.” As I write this, it is January 6, 2021. Check the news from this day. It’s crazy. But I digress. Last year, I was recovering from […]

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Mindful Decision-Making

Be Mindful: 4 Ways to Make Better Decisions

Have you ever said or done something in the heat of the moment, only to regret it later? I have. All cases of regret come from an undesired end outcome. I guess that’s why “Habit 2” in Franklin Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is “Begin with the end in mind.” Mindful decision-making […]

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Make It Happen

On most New Year’s Eves, I attend an early service at church and then toast in the New Year with my family at home. We returned to this tradition after my boys informed us that they missed doing certain things as a family. Ringing in the New Year at home, instead of church was one […]

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Finding Your Focus When You’ve Lost It

One of the hardest parts of marriage and motherhood is the constant struggle to operate in your own identity independent of your husband and children. When you don’t know who you are, it is almost impossible to focus on where you’re going or where you’re leading your children. I’ve been there, so caught up into […]

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