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Category Archives: bravery

in which i am quite brave, actually

I am asking God for a very specific thing and quoting His words back to Him directly in so doing. I think I will be changed as I do this. I am considering that our present sufferings are not worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed in us. I am writing out words […]

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the big scary news

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all the true things

Today I am choosing the true things, because my brain and body are all wiggetywack. Yes, a word. Maybe. I don’t know. DO REAL WORDS REALLY MATTER RIGHT NOW?! I am recovering from anxiety and depression. I’ve talked about this a little bit from time to time. I say “recovering” because God continues to reveal […]

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on mother’s day

I have celebrated Mother’s Day since the day I made my mom one, way back in the 80s. Although, I suppose my active participation is suspect until the age of likely four, where I imagine my dad coaxed me into scribbles and handmade cards. And I have celebrated the day as a mother for approximately […]

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rejoice & take courage

This week I picked up a new book – Roots & Sky, by Christie Purifoy. It is like a deep breath in this seemingly never-ending winter. In the last few weeks, I have confronted the idea that part of the struggle of winter is that it feels as though it’s not even winter – it […]

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