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Why Falling Only Makes Us Stronger

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Overcoming falls and setbacks enroute to success is the stuff of Olympic champions. Coupling that with the influence of a mom on the journey is the stuff of life. Moms and success is why P & G produced their 2014 Olympic ad, “Thank You Mom.” Its already had over 20 million views on YouTube. Each time I’ve watched the video I can’t help but think of how moms have shaped champions through their everyday interactions with their children. In the moment, kids have no way of appreciating the way a mom can allow pain or even bring pain for their greater good. The message makes me think of how God has interacted with my life. (Skip to the video below…

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“There’s no place like home.” Those were the magic words that returned Dorothy from Oz to her home in Kansas. Home, they say, is where the heart is. Sometimes, home is where the hurt is. Home Weight Dorothy only found “Oz” because she was running away from home. Feeling like running away from home – not as a child from your parents, but as a parent from your responsibilities? Parents can feel like they’re carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. Jocelyn and I have been there. Here’s what we learned. 8 Ways To Make Your Home A Haven 1. Imperfections are allowed. There’s a perception that families of faith, and especially a pastor’s family, shouldn’t have problems….

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