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The Currency of Kindness – A Fairy Tale of Sorts

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, lived a queen in a very small kingdom. She had two sons she loved very much but were, as young princes are wont to do, they were filled with energy and excitement about everything wonderful and unknown in their whole kingdom.  Every. Single. Day. They could […]

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I’m Not Brave. I’m Angry. You Should Be Too.

Just in case you’re wondering? I’m not all that brave. Seriously, being naked in public is not my favorite either.   Writing about abuse, about those who have taken position and authority, opportunity and manipulation as an opportunity to control others for their own personal satisfaction is a job long overdue.   Exposing this insidious […]

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It’s Time To Say No

This is my no. You don’t have to like it.  You might not be used to it.  I’m not very good at it. But it’s way past time.  This is the “No” I wish I would have been strong enough to say when I was 3, 5, 12, 16, 24, 32… I’m ok that this […]

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Mom Fails & Redemption – Coffee Grounds & Grace

It happened again today. That “feel good about parenting” meme popped up on Facebook and told me a list of so many things to do that will somehow magically insure that my sons grow up wise and loved, nurtured and adored. Because this is what love looks like. This is what mothering looks like, idiot. […]

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Sour Then Sweet – A Tale of Learning To Love

Earlier that day we’d talked long and intensely about how to engage with people while we live our daily lives. Does it matter to “establish a rapport” or should we just talk and “share the love of Jesus” no matter where we are? What if our zeal for loving others can be misunderstood as something […]

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