When Everything Is Important

Putting away all of our Christmas decor, I couldn’t help but notice the thick layer of dust left behind, covering every surface of my home. My time was spread thin this December and cleaning was neglected for the sake of holiday festivities and Advent reflections. Usually, I’m a sufficient housekeeper. I can declutter and surface…

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When To Confront A Friend

“When we withhold our voice from the people we care about and choose not to communicate because it might be uncomfortable, we strain and break the relationship even more than if we would have faced it to begin with.” In my last post, we talked about how withholding our voices from friends when we feel…

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How to Kill Authentic Connection

Wow, does she even know what she just said? I don’t think she meant it…but seriously, OUCH! Do I confront her? No. Definitely not. Things might get awkward. I’ll just let it fester until I’m really hurt and hold it against her the rest of our friendship. I know this is the right decision, but…

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From Text to Table

It was Ted Talk Thursday, (seriously, that might need to be a thing in my life) and I stumbled across a talk titled, “Why Moms Are Miserable.” Obviously, I clicked it. I was half expecting her to say something sarcastic, like you’d find on Scary Mommy or that book Toddlers Are Assholes. Or something basic…

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Three Ways To Recognize You’ve Gone Off Course

Not shame inducing, but appropriately weighty like the harness of a roller coaster; keeping me safe. Re-focusing me on the track ahead. The question arose, “What race am I running?” Stiff and sturdy, oak-stained pews held my weight, and the pastor held my attention as he pointed me to Hebrews 12. Warmth and rustling confirmed…

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When God is Good, But This is Not

You are good. Words simple, yet so profound they unearth emotions within me I didn’t expect. A worship experience so full it envelopes all that I am. It moves me in a way that every idol fighting for my heart pales in comparison to the pursuit of this good father. In the face of evil,…

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