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Happy Easter Monday!

Now what? Okay, so if our dreams died on Friday and Saturday was the in-between to not give up when it looks like we are oveeerrrr…done for, and Sunday is a COUNTRY SONG IN REVERSE where we get our dog back, our truck back and our heartbreaks are mended, what happens on Monday? Breakfast with […]

April 1, 2024

Faith & Hope, Mornings, Relationships

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A double-dog love dare

A 21 Day Love Dare Find a friend or grab your spouse or boyfriend or girlfriend and take the 21 Day Love Dare! 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NASB 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbe-comingly; it does not seek […]

March 25, 2024


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Train your senses to win!

There are all kinds of -ologies. Psychology, biology, spiritology and then there’s geneology, methodology, immunology, pathology (what my mom did. Fun fact: She was so brilliant that she clept her way through college and ended up having the job of a Pathologist with a Phd without actually having those initials behind her name.) That all […]

March 18, 2024

Relationships, Stress/Anxiety

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Why am I not happy?

My favorite definition of the word, happy is: enjoying, being marked by, or showing pleasure, satisfaction, and joy. Think about it…isn’t that the absolute best definition of happy you’ve ever heard?! It’s so true. When you’re happy, it shows. When you’re happy, you’re satisfied with your current situation or at least content in the midst […]

March 3, 2024


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Think about a situation you are in right now where you’re having a hard time trusting God with. We sounded like a broken record. We said this so many times when our boys were young. Obey now. Understand later. We tried to teach them that there would be occasions when we may not have time […]

February 26, 2024

Faith & Hope, Peace, Stress/Anxiety

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Why is it not working?

Ever tried to accomplish something you know you’re good at for a long time and it still isn’t working? Ever wondered why something you know oughta be working isn’t? Ever tried to stop doing something you want to stop doing but can’t seem to? Paul said in scripture the thing I do I don’t want […]

February 19, 2024

Faith & Hope, Goals

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God is not a side dish

When I think of the happiest people I know, I think of people who see God, His ways, and His will as their main dish and not a side dish in life. What about you? I’ve noticed that many times people want to live however they wanta live, talk the way they wanta talk, and […]

February 13, 2024


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Staying power

“Stick and stay. It’s bound to pay.” said a pastor we served under years ago. That phrase has come in handy so many times in our lives. We raised our boys saying it this way, “Cooleys don’t quit.” And I get it. I can already hear some of you thinking of the books, social media […]

February 5, 2024


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How to know what you want out of life and get it

The hardest part is deciding. the next hardest part is having the courage to go get it. Getting what we want out of life is the easy part. It’s just getting past those first two steps that can take, well, decades for many of us. To a large degree, I’ve known what I wanted out […]

January 29, 2024

Faith & Hope

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The Best Door

God has put on our hearts that this year is The Year of the Open Door. When we think of this, there are so many things it makes you think of… You may think of a new opportunity or walking through the open door of new home. Perhaps what comes to mind for you is […]

January 22, 2024

Faith & Hope

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