Shame Spirals and Learning to Let Go

Shame Spirals Since January, I’ve been learning how to play piano. It’s slow going, but it brings me a lot of joy to be able to play and sing worship music (even in the comfort of my own home). Sometimes I play in front of others, but mostly it’s just me and Jesus in my…

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Manna and Morsels

I had coffee with a friend, and we talked about the times of life where everything feels overwhelming and complex. We looked over at her sweet baby, napping in the booth next to us. We sipped on hot coffee in paper cups and talked about the seasons of life where we can’t see the path…

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Addicted to Busy

Four years ago I walked through the doors of my church for a recovery meeting. I was really there to try to support… help… okay, fix another person that I thought could benefit from the meeting. What I found was how deeply hurting I was, and how I really needed the support and help to…

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Climbing Through Fog and Walking On Water

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9 Imagine someone with control issues trying to plan their way up a mountain, where thick fog is obscuring the way forward. As a controlling…

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From Fear to Peace

Ya’ll. Let me tell you something. About a month ago, I felt a pressing on my heart to share about my journey with fear. And then the funny thing is, the FEAR took over again (as it does, when we let it). Loud thoughts and insecurities paralyzed me. I suddenly became engulfed with fear–how am…

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Fill Up My Empty

A few months ago during a sermon, one of our pastors shared the following quote that really resonated with me:   “The young man who rings the bell at the brothel is unconsciously looking for God.” -Bruce Marshall, The World, The Flesh, and Father Smith   Tim shared this quote to support the idea that…

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