The Marble Jar

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Parenting Outside the Lines

I’ve heard that children need the security of boundaries. Firm lines, loving boundaries. At what point does gentle parenting become perceived as permissive? Is it possible to fail to communicate boundaries while still setting...

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Peanut Butter Flowers

Levi picked the last flower quickly and darted a look around. He wasn’t sure if the person who owned the property was even around, much less cared if he picked the flowers, but avoiding...

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What on Earth Am I Here For?

What is the point? What on earth am I here for? What really matters? Much of our lives can be boiled down to choosing between two emotions: fear or love. Fear says: listen to our...

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Who Needs Anger Management Classes?

I’ve always hesitated to speak out on, well, anything. Unless I feel something bubbling up from the depths of my soul and I’m going to explode if I don’t say it, I have kept...