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Mascara running down my face.

I do enjoy writing. There is freedom in writing and letting my thoughts run free. I forget the things I love. I get stuck on duty and responsibility and all the “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts.” My husband is good to me. He helps me see things a little more clearly when I get stuck. I’ve felt …

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Seeing all of you.

We all have pet peeve sins that get under our skin and make us itch. Jon, my husband, and I have different pet peeve sins – something we’ve known about each other for a while. I hate arrogance and dishonesty in all forms, and I have little tolerance for know-it-all behavior. Jon hates self-absorption and …

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Whatever is true.

I want to be filled with truth. It is easy to become numb to the unhealthy sexuality, violence, and evil in this world. A few blocks from where I live is a store that sells cheap lingerie and sex toys. I’ve never walked inside, but the window display shows half-naked manikins dressed up in lingerie. …

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Letting go of judgement.

Who can say that they care very little if they are judged by others? Who doesn’t self critique their interactions and judge themselves? The apostle Paul says that he cares very little if he is judged, and does not even judge himself (1 Corinthians 4:3). Isn’t that shocking? I judge myself and others all the …

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“Rising” my voice.

I have loved the idea of being an advocate ever since I understood the meaning of the word. The thought of supporting those that cannot support themselves, creating practical and positive change, and shining light on issues that people are blind to inspires and motivates me. But advocacy can also seem vague, uncertain, and tiresome. …

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When there is no best way.

Life is mysterious. The clouds are bright today and the wind is fierce. There isn’t always a best way, and that is a blessing. Lord, what do you want me to write today? There is so much I could write about. I feel grateful that on a blustery night and day, I have had shelter. …

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Challenge your perspective.

I love growing in intimacy with others. I love learning about the people in my life and discovering all their quirks, dreams, and desires. One of the most beautiful and unexpected things about intimacy is that it allows individuals to see with entirely different eyes. Everyone is wired differently, and intimacy with someone incredibly different …

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A prayer of remembrance.

I recently wrote a prayer to the Lord. For the past few months, I have been listening to a podcast called The Glorious in the Mundane by Christy Nockels. On episode 21, she read a prayer she had written to the Lord. Her prayer moved and inspired me to write a prayer to the Lord …

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Entering into your pain.

I had a sleep attack just now. It can happen throughout all hours of the day, but it happens to me the most after I eat lunch. I probably should nap and not try to write right now, but I already napped this morning, and I am sick of sleeping […]