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My Heart Is An Open Space πŸ’” ➑️ β€οΈ

Early this morning, during a lovely drive in the darkness into the big city, God aligned circumstances and the words to a song to do unsettling work in my heart. I didn’t even know this job needed doing, and yet, … Continue reading

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Embarrassing Moments 😐

This morning, I was scrolling through a messenger thread, looking for something particular, when I discovered I’d accidentally thumbs upped a random comment. That’s when I discovered I was in the wrong messenger thread. 😳 Oops. For the life of … Continue reading

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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Here is a story. Recently, I was asked to do something, and I should have said no. I should have said no because the errand I was asked to do fell precisely during the hours of my long-awaited and difficult … Continue reading

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2018 – Forward

My one word for 2018 is forward. My key scripture for 2018 is Philippians 3: 12-14 in the ESV version: Not that I have already attained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day πŸ’

I’m a Christian, and I spent some quiet time with the Holy Spirit early this morning, before anyone else was awake. This is my favorite thing in life–actually, it is my lifeline, but I neglect it in the busy mess. … Continue reading

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The Day the Streak Died πŸ”₯

It’s been about 2 months since my stepmom died, and I know this because of my Snapchat streak. This won’t make sense until I tell you a story: Once upon a time, there was a fifty-something who decided to challenge … Continue reading

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Supermarket Flowers πŸ’

Sometimes, I sort things out with my pen. And although the world feels strangely silent right now, I want to talk about the song, and how it rang out from the hush. (I tremble as I type.) This summer, I … Continue reading

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