Young and Female: Being Told I Can’t

Growing up, I never thought of being a girl as a disadvantage. I learned about the hardships women faced throughout history, but I didn’t think any of that was relevant to me and my life. But as I’ve gotten older, the realities of being a woman have proved more complex than I thought.

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On the Contrary (when life doesn’t go your way)

Sometimes things just don’t go my way. The bus driver doesn’t stop for me. The local store runs out of my favorite cereal. My kids come to class acting like they just did shots of espresso. Sometimes even bigger things happen…

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Learning to Be Honest about the Little Things

I’ve always been a people-pleaser. Growing up, when someone asked me a question, I never took it at face value. I never thought about what I wanted, but only about what they wanted to hear. There were moments when I was so afraid of disappointing or offending someone that I became completely paralyzed, unable to […]

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If I Were Living For Anyone But Him

I got sick this week. I forgot how bad it feels to be sick. How hard it is to remain optimistic and gracious. How difficult to not pity yourself and shut others out. I almost didn’t make it to church today. I was sitting in front of my computer, eating breakfast, reading the news, looking though […]

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Accepting Who I Am

I’ve been realizing something recently: God created me the way I am on purpose. Such a simple truth, but so profound. Each of my personality traits is something He gave me to be used for good. So I have a confession to make: even though I wrote a blog post awhile back claiming to be of […]

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