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“Good Morning” he says casually, as they pass in the hallway at work. “Good morning!” she replied a little too cheerfully, hoping he didn’t notice her cheeks turning pink. Man. She thinks. What is my deal?! This is crazy.  I’m married.  HAPPILY married. Why does my stomach flip-flop every time I see this guy? Why do I catch myself wondering how I look, if he’s around? Thinking twice before I speak out if he’s there? Why is this happening? This has never happened to me before.  I’m married! After a couple of days where the friendly smiles gradually turned into…

Happiness is fleeting. As much as we’d all like to say we’re happy every single moment, that’s simply not the truth. So many things in life can toy with our emotions. Situations we face, people we encounter, news we hear about — all of these can uplift, discourage or frustrate us in a matter of moments. No matter how resilient or hardened you might be, the world will play — or has already played — with your emotions. That’s why it’s so important to anchor ourselves in something other than fleeting emotions. Obviously, emotions are good things God created within…

Let’s talk about self-care. It can be a difficult subject, but I think it’s important to approach from a spiritual perspective – because how can we expect to do our best for God if we’re not taking care of ourselves? How can we give to others if we’re running on empty? We find an example of this in Exodus 18. God used Moses to deliver the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. Moses becomes the leader over millions of people, and he proves himself to be a willing leader. But he’s exhausted. “When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that Moses was…