Perfection as Defense

Perfection is a long time friend. One I’ve been trying to break up with for decades. It has served me well over the years. It’s time to stop using perfection as a defense. It’s the perfect mask. It allows me

Graduation in Faith

It is that time of year when graduations are all around. As a program director at Bethel University, faculty break out the bulky hot robes with weird hoods and silly hats for commencement. As awkward as it feels, it is

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Remember

Memorial Day is a great time to pause and remember. We remember those who gave their life through the ultimate sacrifice. Their life for our freedom. There is something about pausing to remember that also causes me to remember the

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Unexpressed Anger

I have never been good at expressing anger. I tend to stuff it down claiming that it is better for everyone. I worry that expressing my anger will hurt someone. Needless to say, that means I have a lot of

Mama’s Heart

Recently, my husband has been noting the different way a mom (me) approaches parenting versus a dad (him). He has his approach and I have mine. The truth is we do approach things differently. A mama’s heart is fiercely protective,

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An Empty Quiver

Sometimes I’m fortunate to read a book that ignites my faith and encourages me to continue to pursue God’s will in my life. I’m encouraged to use every arrow and end with an empty quiver. Erwin McManus uses the Old

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Peace Is With You

It started as a regular Sunday. During the message at church, Pastor shared the scripture of Jesus returning to the disciples. Then he shared tht as he typed “peace be with you” his auto correct changed it to “peace is

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The Power of Belief

I am known, within my family, as the one who looks for any alternative form of healing than a path that includes traditional western medicine. I don’t have anything against the healthcare system. It serves a lifegiving purpose to many.

Mom in My Corner

Once you reach a certain age, you think you don’t need your mom anymore. I will always want her in my life, but I didn’t think I needed her in my corner the way I did when I was young.

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He Chose You

This is a bit of a divergence from my usual posts. The audio is about 17 minutes long. It is for anyone who has every struggled with forgiveness especially God’s forgiveness or forgiving self. If you are still carrying around

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