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“What If We Were Real?”

Being authentic is so very hard when your life seems out of control and you have been intimately wounded by other people’s words or actions. Sharing your chaos feels terrifying. You cannot even begin to see past this current chaos to believe that if you share it with a safe OTHER, you will not only heal your heart, but increase your ability to see tomorrow and the future in light of God’s goodness FOR you. […]

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If You Could Tell The Younger You What You Know Now

Have you ever thought what might be different in your past if you could go back and sit down with the younger you? Not in a terrible regretful, self-pity sort of way, but in a “How could it have changed the anger or fear or brokenness you felt?,” kind of restorative, life-giving way. Our past had so many minefields. Some of what others did or said to us. Some of what we did or said […]

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Things to Be Thankful for When Life is Not Perfect

I woke up this morning wondering what to write to encourage you this week as you head into the season of celebrations with family and friends and co-workers, baking and travel. I am not going home since my husband is lowest on the totem pole of seniority at his work for taking the day after Thanksgiving off, combined with the reality that my closest family is a 10 hour drive one way. This is hard […]

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