Faith & Encouragement | Finding Peace | Social Issues | Thoughts

5 Steps Toward Real Friendships

Alternatively titled:  What to do when you just don’t LIKE someone and you want to get on with your life. Oh!? That’s never happened to you? You’ve always been a great, big, brilliant ball of sweetness and sunshine, adoring everyone? Good for you, Pinocchio… For the rest of us, this happens sometimes and, despite some […]

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Faith & Encouragement | Spiritual Issues | Thoughts

Changing The Conversation

I will never be like… Them. Her. Him. Those words have echoed through time. Each generation insisting they will be the ones to rise above nurture and triumph over nature to accomplish the greatest things. Outpacing their elders and proving their worth, undeniably. Yet, in our passion to reject failures that cave in around us […]

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Faith & Encouragement | Sanctuary | Thoughts | Work In Process

Dying to Live

The best part of the story is that moment when light and joy show up and questions find answers.  Even the ones you didn’t know you were asking can be unraveled as the story unfolded and they are woven into the fabric of completion.  This is truly the beginning of the best part.  The very best […]

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Glimpses of The Other Side

“The Spirit of Adonai is upon me; therefore he has anointed me to announce Good News to the poor; he has sent me to proclaim freedom for the imprisoned and renewed sight for the blind, to release those who have been crushed, 19 to proclaim a year of the favor of Adonai.” ______________________ If there was […]

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An Almost Unbearable Inner Struggle

Writing this is hard. Being fundamentally a self-preservationist, I don’t want you to see me like this.  Weak, twisted, deformed, defective…  I want to put on the red lipstick and glam my way through life, pretending I was never this flawed, never this needy. Never This. Yet, in honesty, this is who I was.  The same genetic […]

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