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When Holy Burdens Become Wholly Burdens

We wept on the floor of my friend’s home late one evening. She had recently gone through a divorce and just found out someone else was going through the same thing. The weight of the crisis pressed us closer to the floor and deeper in prayer. We begged God for redemption and reconciliation, something that…

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Fake Grace is No Grace

Let’s be honest, we don’t all get along. We don’t all like each other. We don’t all gel and laugh until our stomachs hurt, and we can’t all be in the tight circles we all want. Some people get on my nerves. Some people say dumb things. Some people just don’t mesh with other people.…

Living Room: This coffee table always has some sort of food from the night before. Also included is some sticky stuff, trash, a lego, documents, and a t-shirt.

#nofilter

I love following those people on Instagram who really know how to put a house together and then photograph it to make it look like a magazine. You know who I’m talking about, right? They don’t mean to make us feel like our homes are colorless and boring, but sometimes when I compare (death word) my…

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Things I say to Myself

If people in your church knew what you thought about you could never lead again. You’re too angry, too sad, too judgmental. Go ahead and fake it, but you really know who you are. We are our worst critics, our worst enemy. We say things to ourselves that we would never, ever say to someone…

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Loving Your Impostor

“You’re fat. You know that, right? And being fat means you have no influence because no one is going to believe you’re disciplined. You also worry too much. And depression? Please. Just shows you don’t love or trust God the way you should. If you really trusted him you wouldn’t be in this depression, would…

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My Sexy Swimsuit Story

They want me to go swimming with them. I don’t really want to. That pool time, that time I sacrifice to go in to the heat and watch my children squeal and jump and laugh, is well, for them. I like the pool. I like swimming. I hate the heat. And, it’s just the after-the-pool…

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Looking Two-Hundred Years Down the Tree

I recently went on a popular website to get a look at my ancestors. Truth be told, I was hunting to see if I could find any family members who might possibly be on the Cherokee Indian Roll. What I found was much more fun! With enough information, the website can show you a family…

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Worry Puppies

I had a puppy stroke out in my hand once. Poor thing was all comfortable when all of the sudden it started seizing up. I held it out to my friend and said, “Uh, your dog is shaving a stroke!” Not awesome. It was one of those newborn puppies. You know, they still fit in…