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Oh! Hello there! I’m not sure exactly how nearly a month has passed since my last post. Well, that’s not really true. Between Christmas and a shiny new relationship and New Years and work and a birthday, there hasn’t been a lot of extra time. I can get really stressed out during seasons like this. Times when I feel like things… Read more →

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Life and Light

This past Friday started quietly. Soft pajamas. A mug of tea. A visit with a friend. My television stayed off. My phone remained in the other room. So at first I missed the news of the shooting that happened 15 minutes from my house. The 5-hour ordeal that left the community shaken and three families grieving and shattered. That was… Read more →

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Here is the world…

  One of my favorite authors is Frederic Buechner. I still remember when I read his work for the first time. I was fresh out of college, living in Nashville. I was battered by grief and felt needy and frightened and terribly alone. God felt as distant as He ever had. Every Sunday I sat in a church pew and… Read more →

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Sometimes…

A few months ago, I signed up to run a 5k. And you guys, everything about it went wrong. I didn’t register correctly. I missed a deadline. I waited in a long line at an annoyingly un-helpful help desk. I left running gear at home and had to buy new things. And then the actual training. Or lack thereof. I… Read more →

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We See Imperfectly

I was in my 20s when I first started seeing a counselor. Her name was Julie, and she had big Texas hair and perfectly pedicured toes, and she always hugged me in a cloud of perfume when I left her office. She was also kind and smart and pushed me past the comfortable and into the life-shattering. In the best… Read more →