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5 Reasons Why Snow Days Are Good

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 It finally happened. Snow. We all saw it on the radar, heard about it on the news. It headed toward our part of North Carolina. It wasn’t much. Matter of fact, any of you who live in snowy climates would probably laugh at us for closing everything down for a couple ...continue reading

Battling Expectations

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 On the way back from a daylong conference, I had a conversation with my coworker, Marie.* Marie is a few years older than I, in her mid-fifties, and has been in graduate school while working full time. This entails not only studying but also heading out of town each weekend to ...continue reading

5 Reasons Why Schedules Are Great

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Labor Day. A time to rest. That evening, the sun began setting. A breeze filled the air, and Steve and I started talking about our summer. It’d been a good one, a one to relax and change up the schedule a bit. Then I said it. I was actually looking forward ...continue reading

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When My Heart Hurts

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 These past three or so weeks have been hard. On the surface, one could say my life looks great. No problems. I have a stable job I enjoy. I have my writing, which is my passion. I have a husband, a good family, a good set of friends, a second family ...continue reading

Consistent Time with God: Why It's Important

“I just can’t seem to find a time to be consistent with God. I know I need it, but I’m finding it hard to do.” Those words from a friend a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. We all need time with God. For those of us who walk with Jesus, this is a ...continue reading