Braised Radish Salad

Have you ever eaten cooked radishes? I’m always up for a new recipe. Especially if it uses real, whole food, has very few ingredients, is simple to do and is versatile. But cooked radishes? Really? Read on to learn just how delicious and versatile radishes can be.

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Loving Yourself through Words of Affirmation

Do you light up when someone tells you, “Thank You!”? Thrive on compliments or an encouraging word for your efforts? The lyrics of certain songs or words in scripture “speak to you”? Need to hear someone say, “I love you.” either verbally or in written form? Then your main Love Language may be Words of Affirmation.

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Loving Yourself through Touch

Are you a hugger? Know a child or adult who loves to snuggle? Do you regularly touch someone’s arm as a way to connect with them during a conversation. Then your main Love Language may be Touch. Find out more how you can express & receive love through Touch.

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Loving Yourself through Gifts of Love

Do you enjoy giving people little or big tokens of your love & appreciation? Take time to notice and find the ‘perfect’ gift for others? Then your main love language may be Gifts of Love. How can you show yourself love through gifts?

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Loving Yourself through Acts of Service

Do you enjoy doing things for other people? Serving others with your God-given gifts & talents? Do you appreciate it when someone does an act of service for you? Opening a door? Offering to do the dishes, cook a meal, take care of a task at work? Do these things really make you feel loved or do you feel like you’re showing others love in a deep, special way? Then your main love language may be Works, Deeds or Acts of Service. We all show and receive love in different ways. Gary Chapman identified the 5 main love languages most

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Loving Yourself through Quality Time

This month, I want to take a deeper dive into each language and explore some ways you can fill yourself up with love (with God) that are meaningful and fulfilling to you.  This article focuses on Quality Time. 

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Ending the Year with Gratitude

There’s no denying it, 2021 was full of ups & downs for many of us. Collectively as well as individually. As one who tries to see the good (God) in everything, I want to share this little gratitude exercise Abbie Peterson shared with Guiding Star Cedar Valley Service Partners at our Quarterly Round Table meeting in November. I once heard a National Geographic photographer say, “We’re told to go capture and share what’s right in the world.” Our mind focuses on whatever we place our attention on. While I don’t want to downplay the struggles & challenges the last 2

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5 Easy Ways to Get Your Water In This Holiday Season

We’ve all heard it, drink 8 – 8oz glasses of water every day. But what if you don’t drink water? Don’t like the taste? Only like it cold? Hot? Or only when it’s super hot outside? A couple weeks ago I shared how praying often, eating well & moving more can help you stay healthy any time of year, but especially this time of year. (You can read more about that here.) Today, I want to share some more about why you need to drink clear, plain water and how you can easily make sure you’re getting enough every day.

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