Can I Love the Wounded People Too?
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Can I Love the Wounded People Too?

Confession time. I was debating whether or not to post this, but here it is. As many of my friends and family know, I love animals. LOVE them. Dogs, cats, goats, pigs, rabbits. frogs, lizards, you name it. And yes, even snakes occasionally, lol. But my love for animals is causing a problem…. A deep […]

The Numbing Lie of Crazy Busy
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The Numbing Lie of Crazy Busy

What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us. Crazy busy is a numbing behavior. For you it is the schedule of your life. Being overextended on […]

Trust the Shepard
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Trust the Shepard

How is it that I haven’t posted a blog since my birthday five months ago!? I am telling you, this year is flying by. My lack of silence is not meaning that there is nothing going on…..On the contrary, there is a lot going on in my heart and I am just waiting for the […]

A Ten Month Relationship is Not a Failure
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A Ten Month Relationship is Not a Failure

I received this message from a guy in my life (who also happens to be a great catch): Mandy and I broke up, so that’s tough. The distance was getting to be too much. Our personalities were different enough that we always had to put a lot of work into our relationship even when we […]

Keeping Your World Small Is a Coping Mechanism. Sigh.
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Keeping Your World Small Is a Coping Mechanism. Sigh.

I have raised four wonderful boys, now men. I had no idea what I was doing. They chose me. Noticing their attachment to me I heard God’s direction to say yes. I jumped in. And John married all of us. We were a group package on that wedding day. When it came to raising these […]

Feel Your Pain. Dance in the Rain.
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Feel Your Pain. Dance in the Rain.

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. –Bob Dylan I choose life. I choose the adventure that life is. That means I cannot control my outcome. Life has some turns and slides. Sometimes those are wild with big ups and big downs. Sometimes they are not. Life can also be slow and steady […]

May you be completely filled with joy and peace. What a brave blessing.
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May you be completely filled with joy and peace. What a brave blessing.

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Romans 15:13. Someday I’ll do a whole blog series—or sermon series—on the salutations Paul closed his letters with. They always catch me because they feel so personal. Maybe because at times the Bible does […]