Facing Truths & The Freedom That Follows

“But you can’t get to any of these truths by sitting in a field smiling beatifically, avoiding your anger and damage and grief. Your anger and damage and grief are the way to the truth. We don’t have much truth to express unless we have gone into those rooms and closets and woods and abysses …

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Pain, Running, Trust & Surrender

"Let your hurts draw you closer to God, increase your faith, and make you surrender to Him. The more it hurts, the more you should persevere. The more you persevere, the closer you get to your finish line. So the next time it hurts, let it hurt. You need it to cross-over." ~~~~~~ A friend …

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A Challenge – From The Past To The Future

I issue a challenge to myself & all of you reading this morning - to leave the past behind. Now I realize doing it is a whole other ballgame. But it is possible. Most of us are dragging at least some piece of it around with us everywhere we go, like Linus' blanket. It comes …

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Pain & The Process Of Freedom

Well my day started off with an accident - between a hot-a** curling iron & one of my "girls" - yikes. Might as well laugh about it. It is constantly reminding it happened though - by hurting every second. Phew. OK, so - any of you carrying around something that's a constant painful reminder? I've …

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Inexplicable, Wonderful, Beautiful Joy

If it were not for joy - that well that burbles & gurbles waaaay down deep in my being - I don't know what I'd do. I'm still waking in the middle of the night with a catch in my chest, with fear hissing down into my soul that I might lose someone I love …

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The Great Exchange

Good morning y'all - the weekend is here! This morning I want to talk briefly about exchange. The most common example would be something like returning & trading the horrible robe your mother-in-law got you for Christmas, because she obviously hates you. 😉 But I am speaking of something else. Here are some things where …

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The Living & Dying Of Letting Go

Good morning y'all. Let's just get down to it -  Why is it so &^%$# hard to truly let go of something or someone? Normally what drives or drags us to that point is when we have tried & tried & tried or hoped & hoped & hoped. And nothing happens. Nothing changes. Or maybe …

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Pain, Switches, Burdens & Truth

From The Vault 2 quotes from a book I read recently that is now an out-of-the-gate blockbuster movie (Man what a fantastic read it was too...): “That's the thing about pain," Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. "It demands to be felt” “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” ~ John …

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Thank God For The Flashes

I just had a conversation with a close friend that spurred today's blog. We were talking about some health related difficulties his family is going through, to put it mildly. His sweet & courageous beautiful Mom is battling cancer, his step-dad is diabetic & on dialysis & still trying to take care of her & …

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