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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 Two-Faced Lie

Even when my voice shakes… I began The Telling. I knew it would lead here – The Two-Faced Lies. ______________________________ When testimony takes us centre stage, a two-face lie follows close behind. One side says, “My testimony isn’t what God-stories are made of, I haven’t lived ‘enough’ to be interesting.” Arms raised fall slowly to […]

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Freedom of Speech

“It’s my voice. It’s my house.  This is my living room, and dagnabbit, I will not be silenced on my own couch.” These thoughts have resonated through my mind over and over for the past week.  I am not fond of having my right to speak freely challenged. As you can see, this is a […]

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Feeding The Fire

I sat on the beach, retro polyester crazy quilt covering the shifty sand underneath my feet, and pondered the strange twist of fate that had landed me just here, on the bay, crashing waves in the distance, happy birds in the logs around the happy people and their dogs. We were in Lincoln City, Oregon, […]

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Less Contentious – More Contender

You know the type?  Maybe you are related to or even married to this?  Maybe you’ve spent your life either avoiding them or dying to make them happy? What type? Those people who don’t recognize boundaries or even care about anyone but themselves and their own situations. The people who smile and nod at your […]

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