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November 03, 2016

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What One Mom Really Thought About "Abigail: The Belle of Bravery"

As a mom, my biggest hope for The Adventures of Rooney Cruz is to help moms feel comfortable talking about what real beauty is and the special gifts God gave each of us that help us walk in that beauty. Joy is a mama–just like you and just like me. She gave us her thoughts on "Abigail: The Belle of Bravery", and we thought that you might like t... Read More
November 03, 2016

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Female Heroes of Color: Moriah Peters

When I think Moriah Peters, I think brave. This is a girl who's stood up in the face of culture and pursued God's kingdom instead.She is constantly, unapologetically after His heart and we just think she embodies what it means to make #ADifferentKindOfNoise. Check out some of her lyrics from her new song, Brave: I know I know I'm no superwoman... Read More
October 20, 2016

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The Ultimate Guide to Intentional Halloween Costumes

Rooney’s told me that for Halloween this year she wants to be a purple ghost, a ballerina, and Darth Vadar. All of them. She’s two years old, guys. She doesn’t get Halloween. Where do I even begin to piece that wardrobe debacle together? Halloween can be a touchy subject, am I right? What’s okay for the kids to wear? What’s not okay, and how d... Read More
October 07, 2016

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Female Heroes of Color: Kellee Dawkins

Photo by Temi Coker Kellee Dawkins is a business owner, wife, and creator of the #AndMeCampaign (we stalked her until we could ask her to include the women of the HEARD series, which she cleverly named the #AndMeTooCampaign. So. Stinkin'. Cute.). Kellee is a wedding and event planner who started a company with her husband called Fight For Jo... Read More
October 06, 2016

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How To Actually Be The Salt Of The Earth

Have you ever tried to do good simply by being nice to people, only to find out it wasn't working? OK, great. I'm not the only one.   Most of us struggle a bit with the truth: that being sweet isn't the same thing as being loving. They aren't interchangeable, but a lot of girls have a difficult time understanding that. They think that because t... Read More
October 04, 2016

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Female Heroes of Color: Arielle Estoria

  Our #femaleheroesofcolor week continues with Arielle Estoria ! Arielle is a wildly gifted Spoken Word Artist, Author, Speaker, and Blogger. The heartbeat behind her work is a diligent pursuit of instilling and reminding ​people​ of their worth through words. She is faithfully and diligently using her gifts to pursue God's kingdom & in our... Read More
September 22, 2016

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How To Make Kindness More Than ‘Random Acts’

Random acts of kindness. Hearing that phrase has always kind of annoyed me. It might be because, as a teacher, I used to hear my kids say the word random all the time, without really understanding what it means or using it correctly. “Oh, that’s so random” they would say about a sandwich someone was eating at the lunch table. Kids, I love you,... Read More
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