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The Church and Church Hurt

Once while attending a panel discussion on “church hurt,” I heard one panelist talk about her issue with the phrase “Church Hurt.” The speaker talked about The Church being a place of healing and restoration, therefore there is no such thing as church hurt. As I looked around the room, mine wasn’t the only face… Continue reading The Church and Church Hurt

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Just Breathe, You Say?

If I hear the phrase, "these uncertain times" or anything close to it one more time... I just may scream! Yes, we are all impacted by how vast and quickly the COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) has spread. Yes, most of us have never lived through anything like this before. Pandemic was not part of our everyday… Continue reading Just Breathe, You Say?

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Don’t Remodel, Rebuild

Several years ago, on a Sunday morning, I listened as a husband and wife team urged the congregation to look at the connection between our self-talk and the way we live. They talked about how our beliefs (what we think/say) form a foundation for the emotional "houses" we live in and how those emotions then… Continue reading Don’t Remodel, Rebuild

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For the Mother Who…

This is for the mother who: Looks at her empty arms and wonders if they will ever experience the joy of holding their own Lays her hand on the empty womb asking if she is being punished for her sins or the sins of a foremother Looks to the future to right the wrongs of… Continue reading For the Mother Who…

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Woman is…

Woman is... Life giving and capable of life-changing gifts She is both poetry and song - calling out in wisdom what others cannot love She is strength wrapped up in vulnerability.  Authentic and yet capable of true collaboration Woman… She's learned to dance alone, even when she screams for partnership She is light in dark… Continue reading Woman is…