Poised and Ready

Poised and Ready

Generally speaking, I consider myself a pretty rational person. I’m not saying that I never make decisions based on emotion, but rather that I take my emotions into the consideration – alongside logic – when making decisions. Most of the time, if given just a little bit of time to process, I’ll make the most …read more →

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Giving up Hope

A few months ago my sister was talking with a mutual acquaintance of ours. In the course of the conversation the friend asked how I was doing and my sister replied, “Oh, she’s giving up Hope.” At this, the friend, quite concerned responded, “Oh, no! What happened!” It was a fair response, but, though using …read more →

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The difference between faith and hope

August. It was the month of the carpenter ant invasion, job replacement training, a cross country trip with a preschooler and infant, endings, beginnings, sleepless nights and long days, wild dreams and reality checks… let’s just say I’m not sad to say goodbye to August and hello to September. Quite honestly, I feel like I’m …read more →

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How to fix it…

It’s been a month of lessons, one lesson I’ve been learning recently is actually the accumulation of several interactions. It has to do with fixing things. Most people, when they hear that someone has a problem, have the immediate reaction to attempt to offer a solution, aka. trying to fix it. This, while well meant, …read more →

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The difference a minute makes

I can’t decide if this is a lesson in “sticking it out” or “going with the flow”. I guess you can pick… I’ve recently begun embracing the fact that I am an artist. I think, up until recently, I’ve seen the “artist” as an undesirable personality type to have. It’s not that I don’t love …read more →

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Stop Forgiving Yourself

I’m sure you’ve heard of the importance of forgiving yourself. It’s a very, very popular concept; it’s also not Biblical at all. Here’s why: What is forgiveness? Biblically speaking, forgiveness is something the person who has been offended offers the offender. God offers us forgiveness for our sins, we in turn are commanded to forgive …read more →

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Ready… here I come

Let’s just put this out there, I struggle with feelings of inadequacy. At any given moment, on the topic of any given task, I can let you know any number of reasons why I’m not the right person for the job. It’s a skill of mine. In truth, this sense of inadequacy is simple reality. …read more →

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There are no grown-ups…

The closer I get to 30, the more I’m convinced that there is no such thing as “grown-ups”. No, this concept of arriving at a standard of maturity in which we finally know how to do “grown-up” things, a time in our lives when we consistently act correctly, have fewer regrets, a space where life …read more →

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On Plot Twists and potatoes

If my life is a story being written, then the last two weeks have been the chapters with the plot twist. Funny things, those plot twists. They’re what make people want to read the story while simultaneously making the story uncomfortable for the characters. Now, uncomfortable isn’t always bad. In fact, a shaking of comfortable …read more →

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Plows, Prayer and Paper Cups

The concept (and indeed reality) of God speaking – like actually communicating with me openly and clearly about everyday things – is an interesting topic. I know people’s views on what this is and isn’t, what this sounds and looks like, and if this even exists varies greatly. I’m not here to get into that …read more →

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