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Dating, Fear, and Identity


Oh, he was slick!

He found a perfectly legitimate reason to get my number. He called to discuss the Perspectives class that we were taking. He hung around me and my friends in class.

Then he did it in the smoothest way possible – he asked me out to dinner and invited my two friends along. He was smart. I was so much more at east. And even though only T could make it (since W was sick), I was so much less nervous about it. I was going on a date!  (more…)

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Harder Than I Thought


I feel led to begin telling a certain part of my story that started in this new season. One I waited for for a very long time.

And I will admit that this is a lot harder to share than I thought it would be. I started to write about it, but had to stop. Not because this is a difficult time in my story, but because of the depths of my heart that I have poured out to the Lord over it. (more…)

I’m Out of the Boat… Now What?


I took that step. I was obedient. I resigned from my job and moved into a different rental. Everything familiar had changed. So… now what, Jesus?

But He didn’t give me the next step. All He said was, “Rest.”

Oh.

Well, not what I was expecting, but if that’s what He wants I’ll do it.  (more…)

Once Upon a Time…


Once upon a time…. That’s how all of the good stories start. The ones where the main character is about to have a significant part of their story told. One where there are trials and challenges for them to overcome, and they learn more about themselves and the strength that resides in them.

So I guess that I could start this new season of writing that way – “Once upon a time…” – since that’s when the new chapter of my journey began. Two years isn’t that long, but in some ways it can be an eternity.  (more…)

Though None Go With Me…


The church I grew up in has a tradition of honoring high school graduates each year. When I finally found myself in that place, the pastor we had at the time said something very sweet to me. Though there were quite a few of us graduating at that time, I was the only one there who had been involved in the youth group and other activities during my high school years. He said that as he was praying for me, the song “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” came to his mind, and more specifically the lines from the second verse that say “Though none go with me, still I will follow.” (more…)

My Story of Healing: My Knees


This is a continuation of the story of the healing journey the Lord has me on. You can read about The NeedThe Past 6 MonthsQuiet Waters6 Weeks Since QW, Christmas, and Encouraged by Sarah’s Story

I was thinking the other day that it has been a while since I’ve written an update about where I am in my healing process. I guess it is because there haven’t been any noticeable changes recently.

Or at least I thought, until I was cleaning the other night. The mini blinds in my room were quite dusty, and I couldn’t put it off any longer. And the windows in my room are huge, so this was no small undertaking…. like, try 2.5 hours to do three side-by-side windows.  (more…)

My Story of Healing: Encouraged by Sarah’s Story


This is a continuation of the story of the healing journey the Lord has me on. You can read about The Need, The Past 6 Months, Quiet Waters, 6 Weeks Since QW, and Christmas

I listen to K-LOVE radio in the mornings when I’m getting ready for work.k-love I love listening to the Morning Show – the three DJs are very encouraging and entertaining.

On Monday, February 4th, they received a call from a listener with an amazing story. Her name was Sarah, and she shared about her life with severe scoliosis – so much so, that her ribs touched her hips. But only days before calling, the Lord had miraculously healed her and she grew 4 inches! The DJs kept her on the phone for a while to hear more of her incredible story.  (more…)

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