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Thursday, August 25, 2016

“Prayer” isn’t always what we assume-

August has been a hard month for me. A routine visit to the dermatologist turned up a a small spot of skin cancer above my right eyebrow. I felt pretty good about it really. It was the slow growing kind. The kind that will disfigure but not threaten life. They’d caught it early. It was a small place. My bangs hang...

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Friday, August 19, 2016

The church stuff No One wants to talk about (& Why we must)

I stood before my laptop on the tall table in my kitchen. My fingers hovered over the keyboard; I walked away. I came back and walked away again. I paced the cold tile floor. I bit nervously at the rough edge on my fingernail then prayed, “How do I talk about the thing no one wants to talk about when it comes to church?” The hard...

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Friday, August 12, 2016

How to find freedom when we get offended by what people say…

When I was little I learned the phrase, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I think back on that statement now and realize two things. It isn’t true at all; words hurt us all the time. The words come long before any sticks or stones are thrown.  It’s words that start schoolyard scuffles, affairs,...

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

When it’s hard to let the ones we love choose their own way

I reached out last week and asked what you are struggling with so I can do my best to come alongside you. It seems many of us (including myself) need help navigating the worry we feel for those closet to us- when they are making decisions we don’t trust, like, or agree with. I know what it’s like to struggle...

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

When you feel alone and want to hide (and kinda Like it that way)

Do you ever get stuck in a routine and like it a little too much? I do. I get really comfortable. Doing what I know; wanting to turn down opportunities that require more effort than I frankly feel like exerting. I am often reminded of the hermit crabs we used to find in the shallows on the bayside, not the beach. They...

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