When all is said and done, people remember how we made them feel long after they’ve forgotten our words and deeds. Try this simple phrase and see how your friend responds. Encouragement quotes and for friendship inspiration.

4 powerful words your friend needs to hear

Sometimes the best gift you can give a loved one or a friend is not a shot of “It will be ok” but instead a dose of these four words.

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Don't miss number 6! These lessons are applicable to ALL parents, but fathers especially need encouragement and role models in this parenting journey. Where fatherhood is honored, children thrive. Dads, take note and take heart: You MATTER to your kids and these tips can make a difference.

6 fatherhood lessons I wish all men could learn

Don’t miss number 6! It can be a game-changer in parenting young adults. In a culture that devalues fatherhood, we need role models, and this one tops my list.

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Teach the children to remember

Give me liberty or give me death

I cannot serve, but I can remember. And I can teach my children to remember. Years ago, we made an investment. At the time, our kids thought it was simply a vacation. But it was more. So much more. Texas was a long way from Virginia and Washington, D.C., but …

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In the pattern of "If you give a mouse a cookie," this cute post travels the journey of motherhood and reminds moms everywhere that God sustains you in each season of parenting. Mothers need encouragement and hope more than anyone!

If God Makes You a Mommy

In the pattern of “If you give a mouse a cookie,” this cute post travels the journey of motherhood and reminds moms everywhere that God sustains you in each season of parenting. Mothers need encouragement and hope more than anyone!

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Here's some real-life, down-to-earth truth for moms. You're not going to get it perfect and you need to hear this hope for why that's ok. Parenting is hard and mothering carries a weight all its own. Encouragement and inspiration for weary mothers and those who love them.

5 (more) things I wish another mom had said to me

You can’t enjoy every moment, A+B doesn’t always C, and other real-life words that would have brought me comfort and may bring you some now.

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We all have pages of our story that aren't what we would have chosen. If the author would give us the pen, we would totally rewrite the chapters. Here’s the thing about happy endings: it depends on where you stop the story. You can’t call it yet. Click through for hope, perspective, and inspiration you're not alone.

When your story is waiting for its happy ending

We all have pages of our story that aren’t what we would have chosen. If the author would give us the pen, we would totally rewrite the chapters.

ChristiWhen your story is waiting for its happy ending