Category: Inner Cleaning

I have these old tapes that have been running through my head for decades. They tell me I’m not good enough. They tell me I’m fat and ugly. They tell me that I need to look fashionable to be accepted. …

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Anxiety looms just below the surface. It starts with a feeling of being stressed with a sense of fear. Sometimes it stays there, but sometimes it starts to grow. Pressure sets in on my chest. My breathing gets tight. Everything …

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The path to the waterfall was clear. It was rocky, but easy to follow. There was some climbing involved but nothing to strenuous at least for those of us who stayed on the path. Leave it to my boys to …

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I never tire of reading about the promise foretold and fulfilled. A Mighty God, wonderful counselor given to us forever. He is God with us (Immanuel), always and forever with us. 6 For to us a child is born,    to us a …

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Choosing no bad days going forward is going to be a challenge for me. A challenge I am wiling to take on. Until recently, good days, bad days, average days were all apart of my existence. I didn’t even think …

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Nobody likes going to the DMV. Nobody wakes up wanting to go wait in line and spend two hours renewing a drivers license except me. I woke up the other morning thinking it was a great day to go renew …

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It you follow the Christian calendar, this week marks the beginning of Advent. As we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth, this week is marked by hope. Sometimes hope is easier to hold onto than others. Our son, the …

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It is easy around Thanksgiving to think of the many things to be thankful for. I can look at my family, my home, my job and be overwhelmed with gratitude. I have been reminded that not everyone has those basic …

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I had the opportunity recently to speak to middle and high school students. What do you share with students of this age? You share your own story. I did not like myself during those years. I struggled deeply with my …

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Sometimes inner cleaning requires getting out the heavy equipment, and doing some deep cleaning. I have things in my life that carry deep roots. Things that have not been easy to get rid of in my relationships. I grew up …

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