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Entries tagged "spiritual growth"

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 19th 2014
"I've gotta finish writing this email. Someone just tweeted me. What about that proposal? Crap, have the dogs been walked?... 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
October 21st 2012
Ever feel completely alone? You have friends, family, acquaintances, coworkers, people who love you… yet you feel alone? My life is... READ MORE
July 1st 2012
When was the last time you forgave yourself?  As children, we're taught we have to forgive others for what they do... 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
February 24th 2012
New Year's Resolutions in January, giving up things for Lent in February and March... it seems like we keep making... READ MORE
November 28th 2011
Hebrews 12:7 - Endure hardship as discipline... Standing at my counter while I make dinner, sweat drips off the back of... 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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