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DON’T “Be strong”, be SUPPORTED!

What I was thinking about on awaking this morning jives quite well with what I then read in Daily Hope. I’ve seen it a couple of times recently, for different people: “You’re such a strong person.” When we say that, … Continue reading

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star shifting, light lifting

My small circle of “support” here is very positive and affirming of me, yet I do wonder sometimes (as you’ve noticed) what I’m doing here, presumptuously thinking anyone would want to read what I’m writing. And I always remind myself … Continue reading

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When Pain is Beautiful

One of the deepest, darkest holes you can be in, is when you hate yourself. Disgust, loathing. If you “can’t stand” yourself, how can anyone else. It’s one of the most beautiful things in the world. Yes, beautiful! Because at … Continue reading

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the greatest hunger

We seem to have a need to be perfectly loved, even as imperfect as we are. Perhaps it hearkens back to the way we were originally created–perfect. To be clear: not only do we want to be loved even though … Continue reading

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Ability, Motivation, Attitude

“I can’t do this!” It is painful sometimes, to realize one’s lack of ability. There have been more than a few times when I’ve experienced my own inability. When Sam was in high school and we were trying to help … Continue reading

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smile

Have you ever felt ugly? When you’re having something like a Bad Hair Day, you know it’s only temporary. Or maybe you HATE your nose, or the circles under your eyes, or whatever; but usually you can find something about … Continue reading

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The Most Terrible Thing of All

We’ve recently finished our taxes, and on there was a question about spouses, “Did you live separately during the year?” Separation is something people don’t do so much these days, I think; instead they just break up. Separation has such … Continue reading

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Get used to it?

Do you get used to everything that you have to get used to? Or does the feeling of “I’m so sick of this” come back in waves, every once in awhile? I suppose it does, at first. When it finally … Continue reading

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“Provision for Pilgrims”

Sorry for the long post… but after all, it’s Good Friday! We had almost as many people last night, as we usually have had at our Maundy Thursday service, even though our numbers have been down so much. Which is … Continue reading

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Indeed!

A main topic lately has been on people “willingly choosing to die”. Like Harry Potter… and Jonah. Remember Jonah, who ran away from what God was telling him to do? When his runaway ship got caught in a storm, they … Continue reading

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