Category Archives: Just Being Real

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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New Yearโ€™s Day ๐Ÿ’

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 ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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 ๐Ÿ’

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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Walking Though the Fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ

God is rocking me to the core of my existence, which (strangely) is a process I welcome. I’m just trying not to miss any memos. I’ve learned that fire can be good, because the heat brings to the surface things … Continue reading

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So Much…

Since an internal change 17 years ago, my call is to focus on my end of things in human conflict. This is incredibly difficult, but it’s my only hope and responsibility. ย In this process, I am forced to face real … Continue reading

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When You Grump At the Courtesy Caller

Well, I did it again. I went off for a week and had a whooping-good time, and got behind on my home budget system. Some of my bills went past due, and the fees started hitting and piling up. Sigh. … Continue reading

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