A letter to my body and its grief

My body holds memories of its grief. Sometimes it manifests as anxiety, bubbling up as a slow simmer. Sometimes it is triggered by the news, or hearing someone else’s story that brushes up against mine. That is the pain that feels sharpest. Sometimes it comes out as anger, when I haven’t taken time to just…

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A Letter to the Tender Heart

Dear Tender Heart, You and I are cut from the same cloth, so I want to whisper you some words of encouragement. I don’t want to assume to know everything about you or your story, but I hope these words can give you comfort. I picture that we are sitting across from one another at…

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Mary, Martha, and Me- From Striving to Rest

  THOSE SISTERS I was reminded this week about the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10, and I pictured myself about halfway between the sisters. I can imagine running to and fro trying to get everything just right, bumping into Martha as we hurry past each other in the kitchen. But I’d also…

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Weekly Prayers: It Is Well

  Have you ever sang the song “It Is Well With My Soul” when your soul did not feel well?   On the days that that phrase rings true, we can say it as a declaration with peaceful truth and confidence– Yes! Amen! It IS well.   But here’s the thing… most days, inner peace…

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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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Weekly Prayers: In my unraveling, rest me

My favorite part of the Bible is the Psalms– the gut-wrenching honesty, the beautiful images, the hope even in the midst of the psalmist’s questions and pain. Recently I was introduced to a Puritan Prayer book, and I was inspired to write out a collection of my prayers for you here on a weekly basis….

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