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He carries my burdens.

Narcolepsy is a burden just like my old maiden name was for so long. I have been married for almost two and a half years, and I just changed my last name from Burden (my maiden name) to Anderson (my married name). I majorly procrastinated on the arduous task of changing my name. I am …

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Money, holidays, and stress.

“It’s the holiday season so hoop-de-do and hickory dock, and don’t forget to hang up your sock! ‘Cause just exactly at 12 o’clock, he’ll be coming down the chimney, down!” Those lyrics by Andy Williams “Happy Holiday” song have been stuck in my head this Christmas season. I love the song. It’s super catchy, upbeat, …

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Crying Abba Father.

Suffering and hope. Life and peace through the Spirit. Calling out Abba Father. No condemnation. Romans 8 is full of goodness. I was 15 when Romans 8 first captured and broke my hardened heart. It is now 10 years later, and the Lord is still using that chapter to call me home to Him. I’m …

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I have a disability.

When I am honest with myself and slow down, I realize that I have a disability. Narcolepsy, jaw pain, and Raynaud’s disease limit my ability to cope with life everyday. Without medication, I cannot drive. With medication, I still have to be very careful and aware of my narcolepsy symptoms. Going on long car rides …

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A truly blessed man.

Up until the fall of 2017, all four of my grandparents were alive. It is now the winter of 2019, and both of my dad’s parents are no longer with us. Last Saturday was the memorial service for my granddad, and today I spent the majority of the day with my mom’s mom. I call …

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Learning how to die.

I’ve been reading about the trinity and the Holy Spirt lately.  The Holy Spirit can be experienced as the vague unknown person of the trinity. In my church background, there wasn’t a lot of talk about the Holy Spirit. As a child, I heard and acknowledged the God-in-three-persons theology of the trinity, but the person …

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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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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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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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