I was a cheerleader in high school, shocking, I know. I like to encourage, I like to cheer for others, I like to help people believe in themselves. I want them to see what I see…their beauty, their worth, their hearts…just the way I see them. I want to RAH-RAH-SIS-CUM-BA all dang day! I will…

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[social _warfare] “Practice Makes Perfect” I grew up hearing this and now I am determined to change the meaning. It drives home the idea that PERFECT will be waiting at the end of your practice. Here we are, a new year upon us and many of you are getting ready to set some big goals.…

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“Something will grow from all that you are going through and it will be you.” -Toby Mac I love this quote because I believe this 100 percent. I look back at my life this far and every hardship, tragedy or hard to deal with moment has grown me like the wildflowers grow in the spring…

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I still ride shotgun on the struggle bus when it comes to caring about what others think. There. I said it. If you are truthful and honest, you likely still combat that too, right? Have I made big strides of not giving one flying color what other people think? Absolutely. But when I don’t practice…

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November 17th, 2011: a big day for our family. I remember walking into Bank of America and paying off the note to our last loan. We did it. 52k in consumer debt, gone. We did something that was not too popular, supported at the time and definitely weird to some. It was a day we…

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As many of you know, I was a local tv news anchor for nearly 15 years. I woke up at 2:30am to wake up the state of Arizona. I was an intern at the station when the opportunity arose…there was a traffic reporter position open and I could apply. So with a big nudge from…

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Well, here it is…the gut punch of parenting. Socked, closed fist in my gut and it freaking sucks. Our 8-year-old Carter, just got a dose of failure… ….wow – that was HARD to see. He didn’t make the baseball team which would have put him with most of his friends. He instead will move down to a…

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