Tag: relationships

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It’s Not About the Coffee

I go to a big church. Some would even call it a mega church. It has a café with a big cappuccino machine where volunteer baristas can make all kinds of delicious, caffeinated delights. My favorite is a Hazelnut Latte. I will stand in line to order...

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Clean Your Side of the Street

When someone I care about asks for help with a problem, I have space for them. I know how to identify what I can do for them, what only they can do for themselves, and what we can do together. Neither of us feels alone in our struggle, and we both...

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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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Collide

We are born. We die. In between the moments and days and calm and chaos … there are collisions. Good ones. Bad ones. Accidental ones. They all matter. They all serve our story if we are alert enough to notice them. I was very young. My dog was...

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What I’ve Learned About Fighting

Photo by Allen Taylor on Unsplash Children are taught at an early age to be nice. Get along with others. Share. And don’t fight. As we grow we begin to understand that sometimes we can’t always avoid a fight.  I’m only going...

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Unsaid

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Thanksgiving was just a few weeks ago. Our church choirs first performance of the new season after summer break. But just for fun, let’s add the orchestra, the kids choir, the youth worship team, the...