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As we approach the month of February, there’s a certain joy that fills my heart. As a little girl, my dad had a way of making our Valentine’s Day absolutely magical, and because of his love and intentionality as...
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An entire world opened up for me when I admitted I couldn’t and didn’t need to do it all. When I had the courage to come off my pride and ask for help, I found space and margin for...
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