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Tis the Season We Eat Beautiful Food
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Tis the Season We Eat Beautiful Food

Do you realize that Jesus was always eating? Then there is this profoundly beautiful thought wrapped up in food: “At the Last Supper Jesus tells his disciples to eat in remembrance of him. Of all the things he could’ve chosen to be done ‘in remembrance’ of him, Jesus chose a meal. He could have asked […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Becoming What They Told Me I Was”
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“Becoming What They Told Me I Was”

I just finished reading a painful autobiography. It is the story of an African American man who was set up by the police and the police officer who set him up. The title is Convicted: A Crooked Cop, An Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship. Forgiveness is the brave part of […]

Fighting Nostalgia So God Can Lead Us To New Obstacles in Our Lives
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Fighting Nostalgia So God Can Lead Us To New Obstacles in Our Lives

We are in year 2 of a seven year prison sentence with one of our sons. In year 2 we are seeing an increasingly amount of growth in him! We’ve been through prison sentences with him before but never one this long. But this is what happens when he chose to self-sabotage his life instead […]

You’re in a Big Hole and It’s Not Your Fault.  Or is It?
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You’re in a Big Hole and It’s Not Your Fault. Or is It?

I walk down the street, There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost…I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. (Read the rest of this poem here.)  For this week we stop here. There are holes in sidewalks everywhere, some large and […]

The Broken Beautiful
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The Broken Beautiful

Your Story is user-submitted honest stories from readers who have decided to live a brave life. Send your story to us: http://bravester.com/contact-us-2/ There comes a moment in life when one must make a choice to either accept their pain and move forward or to let the pain consume them. I have reached this point on […]