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Close the door – advocate and make decisions for yourself

Close the door – advocate and make decisions for yourself

Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I sneak out of the bedroom and tiptoe into the kitchen. I don’t go there to grab a snack or make the quintessential sandwich on white bread with mayo. Instead, when I am awake and my mind is racing, I head to the kitchen because that is...

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New Normals

New Normals

One of my dear friends sent me a text earlier that said, “…so I’m in the process of accepting my new normal.” With a half-smile, I tensed up and immediately felt the gut-wrenching emotions that always accompany change—especially the kind of change that’s out of our...

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Why everyone should get paid to go to church

We almost didn’t go to church yesterday morning. But then we did and left not only emotionally overwhelmed, but also $484.00 richer. Yes, you read that right. The church handed out checks to everyone who was in attendance. Actually, to paint a more accurate portrait,...

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Don’t settle for a discounted version of yourself

Growth is painful.  Change is painful.  But nothing is more painful than being stuck somewhere you don’t belong. -Mandy Hale This is perhaps one of my favorite quotes of all-time, and I am a sucker for quotes. The more life that has accumulated in the...

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Getting back on track even when it’s chaotic

It has been an absolute whirlwind on the home front these last few weeks.  From moving one fledgling into college to start his college career, to moving another one home after she finished hers, to playing nurse-mom post-kiddo-surgery, to tackling home projects,...

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A New Season: On Sabbatical

I am less than one week into my 9-month sabbatical.  How’s it going, you ask?  Is it fun?  Is it everything you thought it’d be so far? First, before I answer, let me tell you a bit about what I’ve been through in the last six days. Last Thursday,...

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Not open to suggestions

It’s Sunday morning again – the day I used to go to church. My new Sunday morning routine consists of writing (obviously), reflecting, reading Scripture and praying.  Although, my “praying” looks nothing like I was taught in church.  For the longest time, I was stuck on the part where I thought God was hollow, like […]

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Church Shopping: Still Worse than Dating

You may recall that when I moved to Grand Rapids two years ago, my husband and I went on a church hunt.  You may also recall I said it was “worse than dating.” I wasn’t wrong. Today, we are still unchurched. Most days, this feels like a dull pain, kind of like an ongoing humming […]

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