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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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Awkward Grace

When obedience looks like Speaking up and Telling becomes an adventure in full disclosure, it isn’t long before the Accuser tells me Lies and I realize I am not very eager to share an experience with Awkward Grace. But, I do it anyway. ________________________ The only thing more awkward than being an early teenager is processing, as an […]

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The Telling Begins

Why am I telling this story?  Because I have to.  Even when my voice shakes. If we met on the street, I don’t think you would find me capable of this story. The mirror shows an overweight, very ordinary, dark haired 41 year old mom and wife. We don’t see the little girl with whispy […]

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A Sordid Christian Love Affair…With Controversy

… Since when did the Bride of Christ turn into such a Drama Queen? They will know us by our love-affair with telling everyone how offended we are by *Whatever it is we are most offended with at the moment. Isn’t that what the Scripture was? The DaVinci Code and Twilight and Harry Potter & […]

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Five Things Church Culture Gets Wrong About the Marriage Idol

Hey!  It’s gonna be 21 years since I met the hunka-hunka burnin’ love sitting across the table from me. I feel the need to celebrate. And, by celebrate, I mean throw out my pet peeves about the idolization of marriage by church culture. 21 years ago he came into my heart and my world, like […]

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