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Lead Your Family With Love and Compliments

Lead Your Family With Love and Compliments

  Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! Last week we talked about the Motivation Equation.  Your emails were so funny and inspiring!  Yes, we have a lot of work to do while we’re on this Earth and setting our goals...

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Episode 18: Four Reasons You’ve Lost Your Mojo

Episode 18: Four Reasons You’ve Lost Your Mojo

Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post!   I am an ENTJ and one of the talents I have is to see the big picture.  I can dream and see a vision in my mind of what the future could be.  I can get really excited about...

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Episode 17: Does the Devil Hate Chocolate Chips?

Episode 17: Does the Devil Hate Chocolate Chips?

Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls Podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! Two Sundays ago, I made a promise to God. “Lord,” I said.  “I’m going to give up eating chocolate chips for you.  I know I eat them when I’m stressed and I know that I need to turn...

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How To Talk To Someone Who Is Pro-Choice

How To Talk To Someone Who Is Pro-Choice

NOTE: Please be kind to me.  I'm not suggesting you can talk to everyone this way.  I'm simply writing down what I WISH someone would have said to me when I was young, in college and pro-choice.  I'm not trying to speak for all people or to all people.  I haven't...

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Episode 15: Why I Changed My View About Abortion

Episode 15: Why I Changed My View About Abortion

Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! NOTE: I'm going to write most of this as if I'm the 20-something liberal college student who I was.  I am now FIRMLY pro-life for many good and true reasons but I want to give you a...

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Episode 14: Striving For Sainthood is Never Neutral

Episode 14: Striving For Sainthood is Never Neutral

QUICK UPDATE: I'm going to be releasing the newest episode of Coffee & Pearls on Tuesdays instead of Mondays.  As I've stopped working on Sunday and stopped using electronics after 7 p.m., I found I really want Monday to put the finishing touches on my work!  So...

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Episode 13: Bitterness Ruins My Sex Life

Episode 13: Bitterness Ruins My Sex Life

Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! I know... talking about sex is a touchy subject.  But that's one of the reasons it's such a difficult part of our lives.  If I'm struggling with any other part of my life, I can...

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Episode 12: A Catholic Guide to Goal Setting

Episode 12: A Catholic Guide to Goal Setting

  Here is the latest Coffee & Pearls podcast: Scroll down to read it as a blog post! I really enjoy reading self-improvement books.  Because I have the type of personality that gets excited about something and then easily moves on, I find that I need these...

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Why I Don’t Eat Dinner With My Family

Why I Don’t Eat Dinner With My Family

It's hard for me to admit this but there are times when I really don't enjoy eating dinner with my kids.  Of course we all know that it's important for families to eat together but I have a suspicion these studies are talking about kids who are older than five.  My...

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Episode 10: The Marshmallow Money Test

Episode 10: The Marshmallow Money Test

Disclaimer:  This post is not for people struggling with poverty.  I think Bonnie Engstrom did a beautiful job describing what life is like when money is super tight in this series.  I wouldn't sit down with Bonnie and say, "You just don't understand delayed...

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Episode 09: 5 Ways to be the Peace Center of your Home

Episode 09: 5 Ways to be the Peace Center of your Home

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Episode 08: You Need This Bible Verse Today

Episode 08: You Need This Bible Verse Today

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!  The format of the show is changing!  I did some surveys to both listeners and non-listeners of the show and what I discovered is that most moms aren't watching videos.  So Coffee & Pearls is officially being turned into a podcast.  You can now...

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Episode 07: Give Mary Your Heart

Episode 07: Give Mary Your Heart

I was unchurched for most of my life and then I came to Jesus through an Evangelical Protestant church in my 20’s.  And several years later I converted to Catholicism right before I got married.  You might think that as a convert, I’d struggle with the idea that...

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The Good and Bad of Forming a New Habit

The Good and Bad of Forming a New Habit

Scroll down to see the video, audio and text version of this episode! Check out the audio version!   This week I wanted to share with you some wisdom from Darren Hardy's book The Compound Effect.  One thing I like about Darren Hardy is that his mentor was Jim...

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