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Entries tagged "growth in christ"

April 21st 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.   I fail at finishing my to... READ MORE
November 1st 2014
Have you ever had a stranger speak over your life like they knew you intimately? Tonight was a first for... READ MORE
October 18th 2014
   It's weird not being "busy". Our alarms go off at dawn (which is really early here). We're not in bed... READ MORE
October 9th 2014
Adventure is doing something you've never done before without expectations or a plan. It's my first international mission trip and it's... READ MORE
October 4th 2014
Cookies for Breakfast Being an adult, I've always loved the idea of ice cream or cookies for breakfast but rarely have... READ MORE
June 29th 2014
I'm not waiting around anymore. It's time for me to do something.   HOW THIS HAPPENED: Last November I was scrolling through my... READ MORE
April 19th 2014
I lost my Happy.  It seems to have taken a sabbatical and it's really affecting my life. Happy's nemesis, Worry, has been... READ MORE
January 13th 2013
Everyone should get to a point where they are uncomfortable with being comfortable.    Have you ever been homeless? I find it interesting... READ MORE
December 24th 2012
I have writer's block. It's the eve before Christmas and I sat in a comfy chair by a fireplace surrounded by... READ MORE
May 28th 2012
"As you accept this gift, know you are an acceptable gift."  These are wise and comforting words from Pastor Todd at Church... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.
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