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More Beautiful For The Shadows

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life … Continue reading

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Cords of Human Kindness

“I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.” (Hosea 11:4) Sometimes we have to look … Continue reading

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Accepting the Painful Ordinary

This is a bit of a “Drop the Thought” post. This is me living Saturday night that leads to Sunday night that leads to going to work Monday morning. Most weeks a rising curve of anxiety. So, soothing self-talk starts: it’ll … Continue reading

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Less Comparing, More Loving

One sure-fire way of making things harder than they are: comparing myself to others. It’s been said over and over again by uncountable writers of happy-life-advice, and I tend to shrug my shoulders and say, “well, that’s part of being human, … Continue reading

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Being Kind to Myself – (Possibly) Lent 2016

It’s so easy to forget (how) to be kind to ourselves. I feel like I need to re-learn it from time to time. I wonder if kindness could be what I “do for Lent” this year… It’s a good time … Continue reading

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Come As You Are

This is always the invitation. I may get tired of dragging all my “inner luggage” to God, and dropping it there, time after time after time, and so often the same stuff, and feeling as if nothing changes with some of … Continue reading

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Momentous Change

Suddenly, the door is wide open. And I feel like I have a home again. A mother.  It is an unusual moment of positive change happening that feels so enormous that it takes time to be processed and ‘digested’. I … Continue reading

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