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Finding the Balance

November 9, 2014

Balance! It’s a quest many of us crazy busy moms are on for what seems like eternity.  We’ve got our kids’ school projects, carpool schedule, sports practices, meal planning, grocery shopping, endless laundry, and more while trying to keep up with all our other responsibilities as well.  What’s a mom to do!? I don’t know […]

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Summer Recap and Thoughts on Commitment

August 21, 2014

What a summer!  So, I haven’t blogged in quite a few weeks; I’ve taken this time to try to recoup from the crazy months we’ve had and reflect on not only where I’ve been, but where I’m heading.  I’ve mentioned on my Facebook page that I would be recapping the summer a bit (including the […]

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Where Am I? My Journey Home

June 19, 2014

Where have I been? Or rather, where am I? So it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged and there’s a good reason for that.  I’ve been traveling. Again. And when I say traveling, this time I mean REALLY traveling.  Once again our family kissed the good ole’ USA goodbye and headed back overseas to the little […]

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The Battle Inside: Overcoming Depression

April 21, 2014

Disclaimer I am not a doctor nor do I have any professional experience in dealing with overcoming depression.  I am sharing in this article my own personal story and what specifically has helped me.  In no way is this to be used in place of medical advice.  If you are suffering from symptoms of depression, […]

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Dare To Be…YOU!

January 23, 2014

Dare To Be…YOU! by Susan Kihleng I’m at an unusual stage of my life.  As many of my regular readers know, my family is a missionary family overseas on a small island in the South Pacific.  For now though, we are in the United States reporting on our work to the churches and ministries that […]

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What Will You Do With Your Clean Slate?

January 2, 2014

  “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.  The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” ~ Benjamin Mays  A brand new year!  A fresh start!  We have before us an entire year, untainted ~ a clean slate! My question for you is, what do you plan to do with […]

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Operation Renewed Hope: Philippine Disaster Relief

December 9, 2013

Recently our family was a part of a conference in upstate South Carolina where we were able to meet a couple with a very unique ministry work.  They are representatives for Operation Renewed Hope,  “a Christ-centered nonprofit medical missions and disaster relief agency providing relief at home and abroad to those in need”.  We were […]

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Looking for the Raindrops in the Dry Land of Waiting

November 18, 2013

Looking for the Raindrops in the Dry Land of Waiting  Waiting…even the word has a sound of expectancy and impatience.  Are you at a waiting stage of your life?  I know I am.  We’re in the United States right reporting on our ministry work in the Micronesian islands and while it’s exciting to see friends […]

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ADHD and Asperger Syndrome: There Is Hope!

October 3, 2013

“Have you ever considered there could be something wrong with him?  As in medically?” The question took me by surprise and for a few moments I could barely respond.  The feelings that took over shocked me as they weren’t feelings of defense or anger but actually relief!  Relief that maybe it wasn’t all my fault, […]

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Take Time To Celebrate!

June 10, 2013

How Do You Celebrate? I live a busy life, no question about that.  I’m a full-time, stay-at-home-homeschool-mom of 5, assist my husband full-time in our ministry in Micronesia, and run a successful online health and wellness business.  I live by schedules and plans – it’s the only way I can get through each day!  But […]

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