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Hope Focused {#Write31Days}

A friend and I were recently talking about when people lose hope and become depressed and even suicidal.  As a social worker, one of my professors taught me that one of my roles is to come alongside people and bring … Continue reading

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Met by Attitude

I was struck with the attitude in responses I heard in this passage this morning during my quiet time. One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to … Continue reading

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I am

I am a native of my community. I was born and raised in the same local place. Then so moved away and spent a little more than a decade out of state before finding my way back home. That also … Continue reading

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Life’s Painting

We have an amazing opportunity in our community that allows people with no artistic ability to create their own painting.  It is a guided process that takes you step by step, technique by technique for a single painting.   The … Continue reading

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Good Judgement or Judging

POD #17: Spiritual Pepper Spray (Good Judgement or Judging) When I think about judging others, and if I’m honest I do it more than I should, I am comparing how I do something or see something with how someone else … Continue reading

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All you need

I saw a sign recently that said “All you need is love.”  I thought about the number of trainings as a professional that I go to that contradict this comment.  Problems in society like poverty, the brokenness found in abuse … Continue reading

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Cheer {FMFParty}

 People tell me that I exude confidence.  The truth is, I am assertive and people often mistake that for confidence.  I don’t take everything people say to heart, but I process it.  I decide if there is any truth to all comments … Continue reading

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It’s Possible {#Tuesday@Ten}

I have been in a funk the past few days. People notice, and comment.  I thought that I would “reset” after Mother’s Day.  Everyone told me it would be hard.  I read every bit of advise from people who have … Continue reading

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Beauty in the imperfections

I recently heard Lysa TerKeurst say “Not everyone can relate to victory and success.  But people connect with hardship and struggle.  They can relate to vulnerability. ” I think we want to connect with people in success, as that is where … Continue reading

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Growing Weary {#FMFParty}

Growing weary in the search For what the future holds Content in what I have But dissatisfied Knowing there is more. Searching day and night Wondering what the next step will be not seeing anything except the ground beneath. My … Continue reading

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