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    Why I Will Pray for the Troubled Kid

    As I am sitting here reading the updates about the Florida shooting I am getting sick to my stomach. I tossed and turned through out the night thinking about this school shooting. My heart hurts for all the families and I feel completely broken, but I can’t get the image out of my head of the shooter in handcuffs with all the police standing around him.  I knew in my heart that this kid had a troubled life. I am not saying I am going to try to sit here and justify what he has done, but I am going to express my feelings on what I have learned about…

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    DID YOU ACCOMPLISH THE GOALS YOU SET OUT TO ACHIEVE?

    Have you ever felt like you wasted the entire year without achieving any of your goals? I know that is how I felt 2017 ended for me. Before I share with you what I learned over this past year, I would love to hear about some of your goals for this coming year. What are some of your goals for 2018? Do you feel like you failed a bit in this area in 2017? I know for me personally I like to set goals every year, but I have not always conquered the goals that I set out to accomplish. As I sat at the beginning of this year thinking…

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    Trust God with your Mess

    When I was 15 years old and pregnant I found myself in what felt like a mess, and at the time I could see no way out of it, let alone see the BIGGER picture. But 26 years later here is my photo in the Grand Rapids GR magazine as I speak to a group of teenage girls who are pregnant and scared just like I was at their age. You see, when we are going through something hard or something scary, it’s hard to see pass the mess. What I’ve learned in my personal experience is no matter what the situation may be that you find yourself in, just…