Tag: personal growth

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What If?

You never know what Epic Adventures are waiting for you right around the corner. What if you don’t say no right away? What if you say, “What If?”

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Deconstructing vs Detangling

I know a lot of people who have deconstructed their faith to the point that they no longer go to church or even believe in God anymore. Deconstruction left them without anything to rebuild. I get it. I’ve been at that same fork in the road, and very...

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Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on Pexels.com Have you chosen a word for 2024? This trend interests me because I find it much more relatable than resolutions. To me, resolutions feel like pressure, sadness, and unmet expectations. They feel like...

Which Switch is Which?

I am writing my memoir. The story of me is complex, layered with joy, trauma, kittens, abuse, a collie, and a long journey to hope and healing.

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I am in desperate need of lovely scents just now. Last week my 3 yr old collie, Daisy, (aka Daisy Duke, aka Crazy Daisy, aka D***it Daisy) had an upset tummy. She has a sensitive tummy, which is why we are super careful about goodies, and feed her a...

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Is it Camping, or is it Glamping?

Everyone has trauma recovery work to do. That’s ok; there are so many different ways we can be hurt, so there needs to be more than one way to heal. But, if someone assumes they know best how you should heal, without considering the complexities of...

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Crazy Train

Photo by Roland Lösslein on Unsplash Chaos is noisy. It is distracting. It is consuming. It is promised as part of our journey in this world. John 16:33 – In this world you will have trouble. NIV Ecclesiastes 8:9 – As long as men and...

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Photo by Ian Baldwin on Unsplash Transformation is all around me today.   The painters are here. Already I almost can’t remember what it looked like before my drab walls were transformed into a fresh canvas, waiting for inspiring decor...

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The Storm

Photo by Raychel Sanner on Unsplash June 12, 2015 It’s coming. The storm. I can feel it in the heaviness of the air that smothers me like a weighted blanket. I can feel it in the coolness of the breeze that turns to icy fingers sending goosebumps up...