Making “Happily Ever After” a Reality

Making “Happily Ever After” a Reality

This January 22-23, ClearView Baptist Church in Franklin, TN is hosting Ever After: Marriage and Family Conference. Learn more about this conference now. Everything about that day is meant to be magical and memorable. It should be perfect. The perfect couple. The...
Dealing With Grief in the Holidays

Dealing With Grief in the Holidays

Grief and loss happen. They exist in our lives and we really cannot survive ignoring them or pretending they don’t exist. There are those in our lives that have made a significant difference. People we care deeply about. They are parents, grandparents, sons, daughters...
When Your Loved One Deals With Depression

When Your Loved One Deals With Depression

Read the back story here. Read the follow up here. It’s kind of funny. Jaclyn has said that one of the things she found attractive about me when we met in college was a certain broodiness I carried. I was a bit quiet and mysterious. In reality, I was still learning to...
Broken is Beautiful

Broken is Beautiful

I used to think my story was kinda boring. You know… goody-two-shoes girl grows up in a happyish home, works hard in school, realizes at the age of 12 that something is missing in her life, asks Jesus to be her Lord and Savior during a 6th grade church lock-in,...
The Joy Set Before You: Why Joy is a Choice

The Joy Set Before You: Why Joy is a Choice

“Mom, you look sad.” That was a statement that our youngest son, Hunter, had made to me a few times over a period of a couple weeks. There was a lot on my mind for sure, and some of that stuff was really weighing on me, but had no idea that it showed on my face. I...
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