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5 Compelling Reasons to Visit a Church You’ve Never Been to Before

Several years ago, in the time between our 4th and 6th moves, I was speaking regularly to women's groups. The title of my talk had something to do with having crowned myself "The Queen of New Beginnings." I'm not bothered by that title at all.  In fact, it still fits, and I rather like it. For me, new beginnings involve a great deal of anticipated joy and a certain amount of adventurous excitement. In many ways, I've grown so accustomed to going with the flow that I hardly know what to do if I'm not navigating through a sea of

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50 Fabulous Ways to Celebrate Your 50th Birthday in Austin, Texas

Welcome to the Fabulous 50's, my friend!  How are you feeling about your big 5-0? Does it feel like this date flopped onto the calendar out of the blue, or have you been planning a celebratory shindig for months? Either way, let me just assure you, life is about to get good in a whole lot of new ways. So get yourself a warm mug of Metamucil, and read on, my friend. 50 Ways to Celebrate Your 50th Birthday in Austin, Texas The following list of 50 Ways to Celebrate Your BIG 5-0 is about to inspire the compression socks right

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Churches in Austin – There are Plenty of Good Ones

If I could teach the world to sing... No, that's not it. If I could wish upon a star... No, that's not it, either. OK, if I could save time in a bottle... Nope. How about this one: If I could persuade the whole world to believe... That's it.  If I could persuade the whole world to believe in Jesus, that would be IT for me. That would make me so happy! But, here's the thing. I can't. Pointing the Way What I can do is this:  I can tell you my own story of faith in Jesus Christ, and I can also point you to a place

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How I Got Through Mother’s Day Without the Kids

*Update: Since the first publication of this post, we've moved to Dallas, but I'll always have sweet memories of this first Mother's Day in Austin without the kids. In spite of the fact that it was so different from the others, it was still so good! How I Got Through Mother's Day Without the Kids Since we’ve moved to Austin, and since everyone in the family lives somewhere else, we just can’t be together on every single important occasion. That can be a little hard, especially since we spent so many years living near extended

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