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Your Child’s Brain On Connection

Posted on September 13, 2012 in

Your child’s brain looks a lot better if you become a connecting mom. In 2005, the findings of a new study released in Pediatrics found that parent-infant connection—intentional togetherness— plays a key role in shaping the …

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The Greatest Gift We Can Give to the Next Generation

Posted on September 13, 2012 in

Words spoken have power. If you ever doubt it, consider this – God said let there be light, and there was light. He did not dig or pound or hammer or fight. He simply spoke it, and it came to be. Words affirm, seduce, clarify, d…

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The Power of Connection

Posted on September 10, 2012 in

I first came across the words “parent/child connectedness” in the late ‘90s when I was researching sexual purity for teen girls. It turns out that across the board—more than any other factor—parent child connectedness wa…

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The Power of Story

Posted on September 7, 2012 in

I’m a firm believer that reading good fiction can increase our compassion for people, especially going through experiences we haven’t been through ourselves. Our hearts can be touched by things taking place in the story and we…

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Humility

Posted on September 5, 2012 in

I remind myself all the time to stay humble. I’m not going to change because of all this (attention). I’m just not going to do it. ―St. Petersburg Times online, December 9, 2005 Tebow said this as he was finishing his senior…

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Back to School Show and Tell

Posted on August 27, 2012 in

by Elizabeth George I adore watching my two daughters get their kids who range from 7 to 13 ready to go back to school. What a fun time it is for the family. What child doesn’t love their new school clothes, super-hero or…

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Seeing Your Pain Lead to Your Purpose

Posted on August 25, 2012 in

The greatest way to overcome pain in your past is to help someone else out of the same kind of pain today. In my newest book, When a Woman  Overcomes Life’s Hurts, I talk about the joy and healing that comes by reinvesting …

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Finding Peace In Suffering

Posted on August 24, 2012 in

Cancer. It’s a terrifying diagnosis. Everyone in the world is touched by it. They have cancer, have been healed from cancer, or know someone who has cancer. This and other diseases leave us asking God why. Why does He allow canc…

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