This is What Happened to the 1st Woman Who Contacted Treasures!

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  Rejected. Dysfunctional. Empty.   These were the very real words that Amber* used to describe her life and the way she felt in 2003.   “No matter how much money I made, I still felt empty and unsatisfied. I thought that the ‘glamorous’ lifestyle would make me feel better about myself, but stripping only made me feel even more worthless.” …

She’ll Never Walk Away: A Commentary on The Weekend’s Song, “In the Night”

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    “You’ll be back. Nobody ever leaves.”   This is what they told me the night I quit working at the strip club.   My experience told me they were right. The only woman I ever saw leave the club married a rich costumer that had become a regular of hers. Not exactly a fairytale ending. More like a …

Ecuador Update: What’s the Point of Life?!

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Some of you may remember hearing about the shocking tragedy of a family member of mine being killed by her husband just over a year ago. She was my daughter’s aunt and a sister to me. The incredible grief of losing her was compounded by the idea that a man that I loved and trusted was capable of such a …

Life Hacks: How To Control Impulse Buying

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  How To Control Impulse Buying LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time How many times have you bought something that you didn’t plan to buy while shopping? There are ways you can curb impulse buying. Making a shopping list and sticking to it will help you stay within budget. While at the store, if you come …

Life Hacks: Loved By God

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Loved By God LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time Do you ever wonder what God thinks about you and how he cares for you? Matthew 3: 16-17 captures the moment when Jesus was baptized and the Father proclaimed his love for him. “16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At …

Life Hacks: Moms: You Are Spectacular!

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Moms: You Are Spectacular! LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time Attention all mommas! You might want to sit down for this and brace yourself for what you’re about to read! I don’t know how else to say it, but YOU ARE SPECTACULAR! Take it in and believe it because it’s true. Sometimes it’s hard to take …

Life Hacks: Embracing Love Not Fear

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Embracing Love Not Fear LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time There are lots of things we may be afraid of: change, the future, isolation, abandonment, failure, etc. We all wrestle with fear at some level. The Bible helps us to understand how we can not only combat fear but how we can overcome and have victory …

Life Hacks: Budgeting and The Envelope System

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Budgeting and The Envelope System LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time There’s a big difference between spending money on paper and spending money in real life.   You see, a budget is a nothing more than a tool that tracks and manages your spending.  This first step, creating a budget, or spending your money on paper, …

Life Hacks: Helping Kids Navigate Peer Pressure

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Helping Kids Navigate Peer Pressure LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time As parents, our voices need to be louder than the voice of our culture. Our kids need for us to lead them. It is important to talk to them about how to approach situations that are difficult and equip them for how they should handle themselves in …

Life Hacks: Journaling

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  John Stott, a famous writer once wrote “It is my conviction that our heavenly Father says the same thing to us every day: ‘My dear child, you must always remember who you are’. “ Journaling is a way to get in touch with how God feels about you, your true self, and a way to process the conversations you …