Shame

I don’t know that there’s anything more painful or anything more common than the horrible, destructive power of shame. Shame researcher Brené Brown defines shame as, “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes […]

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In the Waiting

I am waiting. I am waiting for God to confirm the next steps. I am waiting for God to show up in a mighty way. I am waiting for my calling to unfold, for His really big promises to be fulfilled. I am waiting because that is what He has asked me to do, and […]

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Abundant Living

I just saw someone get hit by a car. What the heck? As I gasped and watched people get out of their cars to go help this girl, I couldn’t stop picturing the way she flew into the air, completely out of control and scarily vulnerable to the pain ensuing in those few panicky moments […]

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This is Where the Healing Begins

There are no words quite right to express the intense, deep, all-consuming love of God – those few words of admiration are about as good as I can get; they don’t do Him justice, and I don’t think anything we ever say will. The goodness, the graciousness, the unfailing-ness, all of it is who Jesus […]

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Broken People Will Be Broken People

I’ve grown very expectant of the ways in which I believe other people should act. So much so, in fact, that I have begun judging, and I mean judging a lot. I can’t seem to escape the snares of judgement, gossip, and being offended. Constantly, I am caught up in reminding myself how I’m actually […]

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You’re Not Like Everyone Else, and That’s Okay

I had a revelation this morning as I was on my way to (a way too early morning, in my opinon) church choir practice. It was simply this – I can’t be everything for everybody. As simply obvious as that sounds, it caught me by surprise when I heard God whisper this little idea into […]

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The Key to Happiness?

Everyone aspires to happiness. Really it’s the question of the age how to reach it.

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