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Monday, December 4th, 2017

Dressember

Dressember? People are wearing a dress/tie for the entire month of December to end human trafficking. Ludicrous. What do a bunch of white suburban upper-class women and men know about eradicating human trafficking? What do they know about pain and suffering and facing death to escape it? And they’re trying to solve this massive, WORLD-WIDE […]

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Seeking to Know

I’m spiraling. I feel I’m in a carnival mirror house. The #MeToo movement this week has unearthed some painful memories and has bonded me with women in ways I never expected. In fear and anxiety, I posted my stories here and here. I only intended them to be on Twitter. Since I only have around […]

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Bless the Curse

I didn’t plan on writing today, but then I read this powerful article. Here is an excerpt: Evil seeks to use men’s addictions to power and shame to continue to exploit women’s bodies and silence their voices. Evil loves to use harm only to perpetuate more harm. And I think that our greatest weapon against such […]

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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Transfixion of the Soul

The floodgates of writing have been opened once again. This time, the floodgate comes from Light rather than painful desperation. While writing the last entry, I heard a new word in my head (But was it new to me? I’ll never know…) and I looked it up to find out if it’s real (because I […]

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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Transformed by Love

My last blog entry was founded on a single word in a song. This entry came to me after watching a video posted on Facebook. A stray dog was found, angry and alone. Skin squeezing through her rib cage, and dangerously close to strangling her heart. She was vicious, neglected, and starved. Starved from physical sustenance and […]

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Monday, September 18th, 2017

Fallow Heart

Sometimes my titles take flight and land before the content has a chance to conceptualize. This entry is one such example. I heard a song by Wild Rivers and learned a new word today: fallow. fallow noun: usually cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season transitive verb :to plow, harrow, and break up […]

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

The Space Between

As life is in full brilliance and bloom around me and my family, the destruction and fallout that other people are living is very real. How do I celebrate the milestones made in my marriage and in (finally!) singing again in church, when there is so much pain and sorrow around me? How do I […]

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Redemption in the Violence

Why are we so afraid of the pain of others? Does it emphasize or enhance our own pain? Does it make us feel inadequate or ill-equipped to save or heal others? Or does it just make things better, more tidy, when we overlook it? I was shaken to hear of the rape scene in Downton […]

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Just Say No

I haven’t written here in over a year. Yikes. Evidence of grueling life-change and it’s all been good. Remember Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign? I do and I’ve never lived it very well. I remember being a naive and ignorant child and feeling überconfident in those 3 words. And then… middle school happened. As […]

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Monday, January 7th, 2013

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is but always to be blest: The soul, uneasy and confin’d from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. – Alexander Pope There is hope. Light always shines in the darkness. When I say I believe in God, that I follow Jesus, it means […]

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