Category Archives: PERSONAL

Walking with God

“A knowledge of your perfect life sits inside you.” —Martha Beck “Your soul alone has the map of your future.” —John O’Donohue “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you … Continue reading

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No, Honestly

“There is absolutely no way that you can be truly, genuinely, deeply compassionate and generous toward someone if they are violating your boundaries at the same time.” —Brene Brown “An internal no nulifies an external yes.” –Henry Cloud and John … Continue reading

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Safe Places

Early in my marriage, I remember hearing something about how couples ought to create “safe places” for each other–environments where they can talk about their issues and work through them without the fear of anger or condemnation from the other … Continue reading

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Limping Toward Love

This morning I had a conversation with my husband and a friend about a difficult situation I’m currently dealing with. Together, they asked some challenging questions: Did I know for sure what was going on, or was I making up … Continue reading

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A Truth

“The truth has legs; it always stands. When everything else in the room has blown up or dissolved away, the only thing left standing will always be the truth. Since that’s where you’re gonna end up anyway, you might as … Continue reading

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GAGGLE. 1 : a flock of geese when not in flight 2 : a cluster of people lacking organization

Over the last year, I’ve been writing a book about our family’s adventures on our little farm, and it didn’t take long before a pattern began to emerge. Every year or two, I get An Idea. Whenever this happens, Jon … Continue reading

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Thursdays Thought – Glennon Doyle on self forgiveness

I forgive myself relentlessly. Just relentlessly. It annoys people how freely and relentlessly I forgive myself. The truth is that I just don’t understand living any other way. Shame is so… self indulgent and power zapping. It leaves us useless. … Continue reading

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