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22 Things I’ve Learned about My...

22 Things I’ve Learned about Myself & Marriage Over the Past 22 years
-Andy Stanley As of today, I’ve been married for 22 years. Double Deuces. Apparently, we’re supposed to exchange copper-theme gifts this year. Suggestions include copper mugs, pitchers or door knockers. Copper? That’s not happening. Yet, each wedding anniversary feels like a gold medal for me. I’m proud of every annual [...]

Set Yourself Up for Success: 5 (Unrel...

Set Yourself Up for Success: 5 (Unrelated) Lifehacks You Can Use Today
photo credit: Lifehacks are strategies or life management techniques. I love lifehacks because they expand the potential of what I am already doing so that I can do life better. So, I thought I would put together my own list of lifehacks. Now, this li [...]

Conditioning Your Roots, Part II: Usi...

Conditioning Your Roots, Part II: Using GPS to Get Stronger!
Welcome back! Here’s Part II of my post-Fabulous Conference follow-up to my “Stand Tall” talk. If you didn’t have a chance to see that talk, you can CLICK HERE to go to the previous post. WARNING: There’s a discussion on tunics that kinda gets away from me. But, we all had a good laugh over it. Did you happen to [...]

Conditioning Your Roots, Part I: Repr...

Conditioning Your Roots, Part I: Reproducing What God Loves and Values
Kerry, Lauren, Angel and Barb It is always a joy for Lauren and I to host the Fabulous Women’s Conference. Each year, we pray that God uses this two day event to encourage, inspire and bless women. Congratulations to YOU for taking the time to care for yourself spiritually, emotionally, relationally and socially. We hope that your Fabul [...]

Grandmas are magical…

When I was growing up, I thought my grandmother was magical. Of course, I had a pretty low threshold for what constituted magic, so Grandma surpassed it every single time. If we are lucky, the word “grandma” means big hugs and kisses, softness and smiles, but most of all, just a great big ‘ole dose of love. And Grandma’ [...]

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  • Today’s Challenge: Leading People Who are Different July 25, 2014
    Can you think of a challenging situation you faced as a leader and later you realized it was a blessing rather than a curse? Today’s question may fall into that category. “How do you lead a team with vastly different personalities?” I received this question after a recent speaking engagement. I’m not sure what the » Read More The post Today’s Challenge: Lead […]
  • YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS… July 3, 2014
    I’m going to sound like a saleswoman, but I HAVE to tell you about something that you HAVE to try! (No, it doesn’t have anything to do with jewelry, shakes or purses; I promise that it won’t cost you a penny, and I don’t have the potential for financial gain if you decide to try... Continue reading →
    Lauren Snyder