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    Unless our soul is well – we will always remain unwell. I firmly believe that we all need Jesus in our lives. He came into a broken world to save a broken people. Think of yourself as a vase. When we are born we are a vase with cracks and some missing pieces. When we accept Jesus he is the missing pieces and the glue that makes us whole. Now, as a complete vase we are able to hold the abundance of love, joy, and peace he pours into us. But more than that – he fills us so much that we end up pouring out onto all those around…

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    Purposeful passion.

    Do you feel as though you have been called to something….or not? Maybe you have questioned if it is – in fact – a calling. Did you hear Him right? Or have you thought “there are already so many people doing the same thing…why could He possibly need you to do it too?” Friend, I’ve been there. I have so many things I am passionate about. Different seasons however, bring different passions. I have felt discouraged, unmotivated, uninspired. There have been times when I too have wondered if what I have to say will make any difference at all. Can I encourage you (and myself) in this? I just love…

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    God is perfect…so we don’t have to be.

    Yes, you heard that right! Did you know that you are made the way you are for a reason? God made you to bring Him glory. So, when he created you he gave you everything you needed to accomplish this work. You don’t have to strive. You just have to accept. Accept who He made you to be, where He has placed you, and how He has equipped you. This rabbit race we are in is not his intention or desire for us. We need to stop the cycle. We need to rest. Rest in HIS goodness. Eventually, because we are made new in Christ, we will make those decision…

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    The memory that won’t fade.

    *Beginning Note: This has been one of the toughest stories to share…EVER! But I knew that it needed to be shared in hopes of helping someone else who may be facing this same situation or one like it. Or for someone who may not know what to believe anymore. Thanks for reading. It’s not always on my mind but there are times when the images appear as if it all happened yesterday. Since it is a topic more discussed recently within politics it seems the images are with me daily. No matter what I do, I can’t run away from them. Not that I try – as it seems that…

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    The path less traveled.

    It seemed like a nice day for a walk to me…. My dog, Nina, thought it was. Although, she thinks every minute of every day is good for a walk. 22 degrees and snow blowing all around…what’s not to love, right?! Question: Who else here get’s frustrated when they have to share a trail with others? Be honest! I don’t like to share a trail. It’s not because I am that much of a hermit (or whatever word you would use) but I like to let Nina off her leash. And, if you know Nina, you know I have somehow turned her into an “introverted” dog. Either that or she…

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    Uprising.

    Funny story – I had a whole post already written before this one. All I had left to do were edits, picture inserts, and posting. And then…I deleted it.😱 “Why would you do that?!” I know! Tell me about it! At the time the topic came to mind for the other post I knew it was God trying to work something out in me. I thought he had finished that work and I was ready to go. Apparently I was wrong. I believe he stalled me from posting that previous topic for a specific reason. That reason came in a dream. (Yes, God can speak through dreams…see below for just…

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    You can keep your religion.

    This probably won’t sit well with most. But I’m not really here to make sure things sit well with anyone, am I? I told you I would be real, honest, and hopefully say the things that are on most of our minds but not one person speaks about. That’s the thing with living “behind the screen” – I can say what I want with all the bravery I wish I had when not “behind the screen”.  An introvert such as myself needs time to process the correct words I desire to speak to communicate my point clearly and with all the emotion I feel. It’s typically a lengthy and drawn…

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    Veering off the path.

    It was a beautiful fall day. One of my most treasured activities in life is being able to take my big dog, Nina, out for walks. Nina is a greyhound/lab mix. She’s pure white and absolutely stunning. Being the mix she is she loves to run! Sad thing that it is she is getting old, 11 right now, and her poor body can’t keep up with her puppy like mind. On this gorgeous day I decided to find the nearest dirt road. The dirt road we found wasn’t often traveled so it made for a perfect spot to let Nina off the leash. Honestly, I love just being able to…

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    Tattooed, pierced, and loved.

    How does church make you feel? Weird first question? Perhaps. I want to know how you feel about it. Do you feel uncomfortable? Why? (**I would love feedback here…in comments!**) I’ve been there. Heck, sometimes I’m still there. For me it is because I feel like people can see me (duh…right?). I don’t like people looking at me because I feel like they are judging me in some way. In my early church days I would do whatever would make me blend in the most. Whatever those around me were doing I would do. This way I would be safe from judgement. I couldn’t wait to “put my time in”…

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    A broken wing.

    We’ve all been there. Its 7:43 AM and you are rushing out the door. The commute to work takes roughly 15 minutes if you go slightly above the speed limit. You know, as long as there are no surprises along the way, you will arrive just on time. God is good! Right? Or am I wrong? Because as soon as you get to thinking “oh yea, definitely gonna make it on time”, BAM! Old lady McGee pulls out in front of you and it’s plain to see she isn’t in any hurry.  (no offense Mrs. McGee:)) Now, of course we do what we do. Depending on who you are and…