(Don’t Be) Afraid to Feel

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(Don’t Be) Afraid to Feel

Blissful numbness. It was all that I wanted. Freedom from feelings that hurt or left me anxious; even excitement and anticipation became the enemy because it would inevitably disappoint. I didn’t want to feel any of that any more. So I stopped. But the reality of numbness wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. …read more →

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Different than you could ask or imagine

I’ve been reading the Bible since before I could read…basically. The words and concepts in scripture are very familiar to me, so much so I could probably make a case for never reading the Bible again… expect for the fact that every time I read the Bible, something different sticks out so amazingly it’s like …read more →

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If you want to doubt…

“I want that!” I had just been listening to a story of a time when the presence of God came in an undeniable way. It wasn’t conjured up or imagined. He was there. “I want that! I mean, I’ve felt that before, but not like that. I want something like that!” I tend to be …read more →

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I Need A Word

I can’t speak for your experience but I’ve noticed that in the moments where I’m most desperate to hear from God, He seems the quietest. In some ways this infuriates me, while on the other hand I totally understand it. Here’s my reasoning: when I’m in the struggle, when I’m between a rock and a …read more →

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On Being Different

I’ve always been a little different. Or a lot, that’s been the case too, from time to time. I don’t think I’ve ever felt a sense of fitting in or belonging, at least not in the most general sense. I’ve had amazing friends and wonderful groups of people I’ve been part of, but I’ve always …read more →

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Regarding Squatter’s Rights?

I won’t lie, I’m in the struggle. Tonight is my last night in the beach house. My last night with my roommates of 1 1/2 years. My last night with in-home wifi/internet. The struggle is real. Now it’s not all sad. In fact, there are a lot of real advantage to this move. It’s just …read more →

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Count me in

I’ve been sick the past few days – call out of work, stay in bed coughing like a chain smoker with tissues stuffed up my nose sick – which is kind of rare for me. My mini-cold from Romania met with a new cough from home and I crashed, offering me a little added introspection time. …read more →

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Singing on Silent Saturday

I’ve never been a faithful observer of holidays. To me, one day is much like the next. Having said that, yesterday was Easter, the day we remember the moment death died. That’s worth at least a mention. One thing that often happens on holidays is an influx of holiday themed memes and sayings floating around …read more →

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Coffee Cups, Candidates and Convictions

Allow me to introduce you to my coffee cup (and a view of my back yard. Don’t worry, it’s only natural to be a little jealous.) My coffee cup is blue. It has a Starbucks logo on the side. It’s roughly 12oz. (which is not nearly enough, but I make do.) It does what it was …read more →

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Where do you live?

Have you ever had a really, really bad day, but then were reminded that God promises us peace and rest in Him. So you decide to give it a try, only to find that you’re just as worried and stressed out as you were before? What does this mean? Does it suggest that God isn’t …read more →

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