Grieving the Death of a Loved One During the Holidays

If you’re grieving the death of a loved one during the holidays, you may be wondering how you’ll survive. Maybe you can’t stop crying or you are grieving how different the celebration will be without them. Maybe you feel the aching emptiness that everything has…

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Not A Follower of Jesus After All

When I learned numerous beloved Christian leaders in my young adult life were living double lives, I reconsidered how my “Christian” community lived our faith. Many leaders I loved and admired lived with integrity, but I wondered why some had been so unhappy they’d tried to keep up appearances while living a…

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Why Is Friendship So Hard?

Forget loving our enemies. Why is loving and trusting friends so hard sometimes? My friend and I talked about friendship over coffee recently. How spectacularly we manage to mess them up – unintentionally. We both shared a core challenge in common when it…

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when the darkness tried to hide us

we sat on a bench my friend and i and talked about the depression i felt an openness a lack of shame in sharing with someone who truly understood who didn’t think i was just lazy or broken or faithless…

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Here’s How To Figure Out Who Your True Friends Are

Today’s post is about how sharing our real selves with people brings healing to our lives and reveals who our true friends are. I really struggled with this for years and only recently shared my experience with severe depression, a combination of postpartum and…

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Crossing the Street for Peace

I’ve planned to launch this blog for a while now but the timing has been challenging. Every time I was ready to push “publish”, there was yet another report about racial and religious tensions or violent attacks in Orlando, Baghdad, Minnesota,…

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