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Hush, fear of failure, hush.

Hush, fear of failure, hush.

My friend invited me to go on a hike on New Year's Day. I informed her I was not in shape for a hike that she would take and she informed me that she was going for a run on her own prior to the hike. In other words, the hike was her cool down - I should be good. I was...

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Wear fierce

Wear fierce

I got my gray covered yesterday. It was showing up, super sparkly and well, gray. And I’m just not ready for that. My earrings were sitting on the counter so that they were safe from staining color. I asked my hairdresser to please not let me forget them and she said,...

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It’s the same moon

It’s the same moon

The full moon was breath-taking last night when I saw it playing hide and seek behind some leafless trees. It took my breath away because it was so low, so gigantic, so faithful, so unassuming. Then, this morning it was low in the sky as I took my daughter to school....

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A thrill of hope

A thrill of hope

A thrill of hope caught me by surprise.  I didn’t recognize it at first.  It was a beautiful sunset, yes,  but I’ve seen them before.  But this one was unrelenting, full of   saturated color  in shades of  ochre,  violet,  gold,  magenta, crimson.  It cycled through...

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The long night ahead.

The long night ahead.

She decides between coffee or  a small supply of the kids’ favorite cereal.  It’s one or the other on her budget.  The cereal wins because it is  about more than just cereal.  It’s a reminder of  normalcy. It’s a reminder to the kids that she remembers. It is a small...

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Bravery is not a guarantee

Bravery is not a guarantee

Bravery is not a guarantee. Bravery is not a trade for the outcome you desire. Bravery is just the  next step you take.  We don’t know what is around the corner but the next step must still be taken. It is an exercise in trust, but don’t forget -  you’re in good...

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Moments with and

Moments with and

The end of a full day leaves her with a  slight headache,  achy body,  full heart, a few regrets, and a few wins --- and there’s still more to do. It’s one of those nights,  when she doesn’t know  whether to keep  pushing through or  call it enough.  A bath sounds...

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She doesn’t mind

She doesn’t mind

She prays, she studies, she writes. She steps into what she is made for. She leads others to pursue the heart of God. There may be some who think she should not speak, that she should go home, but she doesn’t mind. Let them talk. She doesn’t answer to them. She...

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Show and tell

Show and tell

Please unpack your lunch.  Put your shoes away.  I love you.  Please put your clothes in the dirty clothes hamper. Use kind words.  Your family matters most.  Please tie your shoes.  Don’t mess with your sister! Leave your brother alone! Jesus loves you more than I...

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In the wrong

In the wrong

The greatest gift we can give someone is inviting them to be fully themselves with us and then cheering them on as they pursue all they are meant for. We don’t all receive this gift.  And this is why: We withhold permission from  others to step  into all that they are...

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