Tag: Grace

Freedom-Self Indulgence

We were hiking up this long inclined trail to get to this beautiful overlook. It started to feel like we were on the wrong path. It was taking a long time to get there. We could see the top. We

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Too Christian?

I am often asked why I didn’t become a pastor. The truth is the thought of going to seminary scared me. I was scared that I wasn’t Christian enough. I was scared I was going to have to change. I

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Jump To Conclusions

Sometimes I jump to conclusions. I get excited or anxious and think I know the outcome before I have all the information. I was given the green light by my husband to shop for new carpet for the family room.

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Christmas Is…

Christmas is the season of giving, it seems most appropriate to take time and remember and read the reason we give. We received the greatest gift in Christ. This little babe wrapped in swaddling clothes forever changed the world through grace. He

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Do Over

It was one of those days. I had spent several hours working on a report. I was proud of it. In going over it with a colleague, I came to realize that it needed to be completely redone. It needed

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Opposing Views

Confirmation bias is the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs or theories. We latch onto information that supports what we already believe. We ignore or deny information to the contrary. We ignore or deny opposing

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Burned but Not Consumed

I love a good fire. They are relaxing, calming and a great way to end a day. The logs, however, are always consumed. I was reading a book called Falling Upward when I read this quote. It left me eyes wide

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Rocks in Our Heart

I can go about my days assuming my current state is just who I am. Have you ever said, “It’s just my personality?” I would often make that  reference when talking about my negative personality traits. It was a way

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Did You Learn Anything

It was dark and snowing. My parents didn’t want me to head back to my apartment due to the weather. I was young and dumb. I insisted that with Dad’s truck I’d be fine. Finally, he gave in and sent

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My Apologies

“My apologies,” is a phrase I am saying more often than I would like these days. At work, I allow myself two mistakes per semester recognizing that we all make mistakes. It is easy for me to accept the mistakes

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