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5 Hyper-Practical Tactics to Have the Best Holiday Season Ever

The holidays are here! Grand celebrations and togetherness, generational recipes, and table time arrive alongside personal pain, heartbreak, and age-old grievances (not to mention that crazy uncle who can turn any conversation into a political debate).

Here are 5 hyper-practical tactics to help YOU flourish this Thanksgiving: 

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This ONE Sentence Changed Everything

My dear friend Debbie said one sentence to me that’s changed everything.

Perhaps you are in a place, too, where you need to hear this: 

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

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I’m so sorry if I said this to you! Forgive me.

When I was young, I used to pass along this well-worn adage to those facing tough times:

God won’t give you more than you can handle. 

Oh, if I could only take those words back. If I said them to you, please forgive me. I’ve made a horrendous mistake. 

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You won’t believe this photo! God’s love is limitless!

I love that God will do ANYTHING to get our attention and draw our hearts back to Him!

My friend, Chrystal, shared that her 14 year old Yorkie had passed away. She was heartbroken. All you furry pet lovers know that those creatures have a way of snuggling up in the deepest crevices of our hearts. In the midst of her pain, she looked up and saw this. 

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Are we too on edge to recognize God’s blessing and provision?

Recently, I was in the Boston airport.

I watched a Delta gate agent roll out with a snack cart to the gate. (This is usually a sign something has gone terribly wrong with a flight and they’re trying to keep disgruntled flyers placated.) 

Eyes perked up, then fell hard. You could hear an exhaustive sigh flood the room. 

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This One Discovery in Israel Shocked Me!

I made an incredible discovery when I was in Israel recently! 

I spent several weeks doing deep research throughout the tiny country and geeking out studying at the world-class Israel Museum in Jerusalem. 

One particular display caught my eye: two ankle bones pinned together by a long metal nail. 

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Are YOU walking in abundance or depletion?

My bestie Leif has been on a road trip visiting family and friends, and I’ve had a few days to myself to rest, relax, and practice some life-giving self-care.

To be honest, I’ve become run down and depleted. Maybe you have, too? …a.n.y.o.n.e.?

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