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Apr 20

April 20, 2017

Embracing the Path- the Way to True Freedom

Embracing the Path- the Way to True Freedom

She only said ‘what many are thinking’ is what the enemy would have me believe, but I asked The Lord for His truth believing my friend had good intentions and did not intend to harm me.  You see my husband of thirty years had recently passed away.  Within weeks it was Easter Sunday.  Prepare they say.  Know it will be... Read more

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Oct 13

October 13, 2016

There's No Problem so Big That Guilt Can't Make It Worse

There’s No Problem so Big That Guilt Can’t Make It Worse

Some difficulties are obvious. Break your leg and you’ll spend a few months on crutches. A kind stranger will hold the door for you at the Post Office. The church might send flowers. But not all difficulties are so easily accepted, understood, or noticed. Some chronic illnesses are invisible. Some griefs are silent. What’s overwhelming to me might be no... Read more

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Aug 1

August 1, 2016

How to let go of doing it all by yourself

How to Let Go of Doing It All by Yourself

My disability hearing is Monday morning. It feels more like a sentence imposed upon me than anything else. I picture the judge as a monster from a Stephen King novel, his gavel an instrument of punishment posed to administer my lashings. And what was my crime, you ask? I’m not sure, really. Maybe it was asking for help, wasting the... Read more

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Jun 13

June 13, 2016

{In Which} We All Let Go Of Meeting Others' Expectations

{In Which} We All Let Go Of Meeting Others’ Expectations

About ten or twelve years ago I found myself haunted by a single moment, an act, a decision I’d made hanging out there on the horizon. The memory would creep up on me in the night and dance around in my mind, turning my stomach, rending my heart into pieces over and over again until they fell out my eyes... Read more

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